Keynote Speakers, Expert Panels & Small Group Discussions

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) will lead & facilitate this national dialogue among stakeholders in the rural economy who include: experts on the rural economy & its infrastructure, both physical & social; leaders from the rural business communities, including entrepreneurs, cooperatives & the rural utility community; national thought leaders from the academic, philanthropic & non-profit communities; government & community decision makers; members of the media who cover rural America.


See detailed agenda for speakers and more details.

Networking Continental Breakfast

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Keynote Speaker

Infrastructure: A Tool To Effect Change (Panel)

Breakout Sessions

Physical Infrastructure, Energy & The Environment

The 21st Century Rural Business Community & Workforce Development

Quality Of Rural Life & Community Engagement

Networking Lunch/Speaker


Featured Speaker / Panel

The Face of the Future (Panel)


Local/regional focus

Public/private sector collaboration


Themes From The Day (Panel of Observers)

Next Steps & Closing Comments