Are you ready for the National Rural Assembly?

Thank you for registering for the June 2013 National Rural
Assembly.  We look forward to seeing you
on Sunday, June 23, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

We’d like to make you aware of some last minute details and

Location & Transportation
Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Road · North Bethesda, Maryland 20852
Travel information can be found here.

Meeting Program
Please check our meeting
for start and end times for all plenaries and breakouts.  Cabinet Secretaries will speak on Tuesday,
June 25.  White House Rural Council
breakout sessions will take place on Wednesday, June 26.

All meals will be provided at the conference center EXCEPT dinner on Monday
and Tuesday nights.  We encourage
individuals and groups to sign up for a Dine-Around experience while you’re in
town.  We’ve asked our local friends in
Bethesda to recommend a diverse selection of restaurants, and we’ve gone ahead
and made reservations for 8-10 people at each location.  You may sign-up for a dining experience
throughout the day at the registration/information booth in Foyer A-C on Monday
and Tuesday.

Website & Online Engagement
The Rural Assembly website
will be the primary location for conference materials throughout our 3 days
together.  Live streaming will also occur
on the Assembly website.  Other sources
will include the Daily Yonder, which
will offer regular reporting and blog posts about the Assembly and our Facebook
and Twitter feeds.  Check out social media at
the Assembly.

Young Professionals Leadership Training

Young Professionals Leadership Training participants will meet all-day on
Sunday, starting with breakfast in Glen Echo Room at 8:30am.  Don’t forget to do your light
“homework!”  If you missed the webinars
with facilitator Matt Lewis, you can listen to a recording here.


Drawing Resilience: Hannah Evans

Drawing Resilience: An interview with Hannah Evans, former Executive director of Virginia Food Works, a nonprofit that helps farmers and small businesses can their produce and create value-added products like salsa, hot sauce, and pasta sauce.

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Drawing Resilience: Dorn Cox

Drawing Resilence: An interview with Dorn Cox, farmer and research director for the Wolfe’s Neck Center for Agriculture and the Environment in Freeport, Maine.

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Video: Brady Piñero Walkinshaw 

Earth Alliance CEO Brady Walkinshaw talks about changing mindsets about the climate crisis — and why he thinks rural communities will play a critical role in solving it.

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