Gatherings and Summits

Since 2007, the Rural Assembly has convened voices from every region and every state in the United States. Participants represent local grassroots organizers, nonprofit and business leaders, government officials, funders, and next generation leaders. They represent a diversity of cultures, geographies, and ethnicities, and they pour their expertise into creative initiatives that build up their hometowns and communities, ranging from climate and energy solutions to creative placemaking initiatives, from economic transitions to restoring our democracy. Our participants share a passion for achieving healthier, more sustainable, and more just communities, and they are all courageously taking on the challenges and barriers that would stand in the way.

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Past Gatherings

2019 Rural Women’s Summit

2018 Rural Assembly

2017 Big Ideas Forum

2016 Rural Climate Dialogues

2015 Rural Assembly

2014 Cross Currents

2013 Rural Assembly

2012 Rural Arts and Culture Convening

2011 Rural Assembly

2010 Rural Youth Assembly