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Your free registration unlocks access to mainstage speakers and performers, breakouts and happy hours.


Check here for our schedule of speakers, presenters, poets and performers.

The Road to Repair

Rural Assembly Everywhere returns April 20 & 21, to mark time together, to wrestle with questions about how we build a nation that serves all of us, and to respond to calls for unity and repair. Once again, we invite rural advocates and the rural-curious, listeners and leaders, neighbors and admirers, to participate in programming that features experts and poets, civic leaders and culture-bearers. Rural Assembly Everywhere will feature keynote speakers, performers, and panel discussions from 2 to 4 p.m. ET; breakout sessions from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET, and Happy Hours at 7 p.m. ET each day. View the schedule.

April 20 & 21, 2021

Your Favorite Place

Send us a video or photos of your favorite place in your community, and we may share it during Rural Assembly Everywhere.

Give Us Your Best Shot

It has been some year, punctuated for many of us by one or two shots in the arm. Send us a shot of your "shot."


If we really want to unlock the potential of our communities, inclusion is key. What does inclusion look like to you?


Learn about the breakout sessions available each day.

Happy Hours

Learn about the happy hours offered each day.

Social Media Kit

Participants, speakers, partners: Help us spread the word about Rural Assembly Everywhere.


Why should I attend Rural Assembly Everywhere? Who is it for?

Rural Assembly Everywhere is for everyone, everywhere, but especially rural advocates and the rural-curious, listeners and leaders, neighbors and admirers. 


How Can I or My organization be part of Rural Assembly Everywhere?

Email Whitney Kimball Coe at whitney@ruralstrategies.org to discuss ways to be part of Rural Assembly. We would love to connect with you. 

How Much does it cost?

Nothing. Rural Assembly Everywhere is free to attend.

How Do I get one of those Cool Rural Assembly T-shirts?

Snag Rural Assembly Everywhere shirts, hats, mugs and more at our online store

What is the Daily Schedule?

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. ET Mainstage programming: Keynote speakers, performers, and panel discussions

5 – 6:30 p.m. ET Breakout sessions

7 p.m. ET Happy Hours



Rural Women Everywhere: Katie Fry

Rural Assembly welcomes Katie Fry to Rural Women Everywhere. Katie Fry is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with a beautiful soprano voice and sound that transcends genres. Born Katie Jane Goudie, raised on a dairy goat farm in Northern California, her influences include the country and folk music of her youth. She writes songs about love, friendship, struggle and hope.

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The Power of Storytelling with Kiran Singh Sirah

How can stories help us envision and create a more just and peaceful society? Kiran Singh Sirah, President of the International Storytelling Center, shares from his years of experience and study of power of storytelling in this keynote address at Rural Assembly Everywhere: Road to Repair.

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