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®

Registration:
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.

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

Lodging
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.

Parking
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.

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