35th Annual Rural Community
and Economic Development Conference

35th Annual Rural Community Economic Development Conference

Converting Opportunities into Trends

WHEN: February 28 and 29, 2024

Conference Agenda

Presented by:
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University
in conjunction with,
Governor’s Rural Affairs Council, Chaired by Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton
and Rural Partners®

Early Bird Rate: $225.00 per person for registrations postmarked by February 2, 2024. The registration rate after February 2 and for registrations at the door is $275.00 per person. The registration fee includes networking opportunities Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, lunch on Wednesday, a continental breakfast on Thursday, and breaks on both days.
*Refunds will be partially issued for any cancellations prior to February 13th. After that date, no refunds will be issued.

President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, 701 E. Adams, Springfield, Illinois, 62701; (217) 544-8800.

Rooms at reduced rates have been set aside for conference participants at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, Springfield, IL. Rates per night are $107.00. Room reservations are subject to availability; to receive this rate reservations must be made by February 06, 2024. For reservations call (217) 544-8800 or online at https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/ilinstituteforruralaffairs. Be sure to ask for the Rural Community Economic Development Conference rate.

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs will provide a free parking pass for those staying at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel. *Must park in the self-parking garage adjoined to the hotel.

Call Sandy Wittig at (309) 298-2637, or send an email to SK-Wittig@wiu.edu