Tuesday, September 20
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM   Early Registration | Colonial Theater lobby
DAY ONE – Wednesday, September 21
8:30 AM-10:00 AM  Registration | Colonial Theater lobby (no need to come if you registered the day before)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM  Opening and keynote | Colonial Theater Mainstage
12:00 PM-1:15 PM  Roundtables (In-Person)

  • Addressing the Housing Crisis with Data: NACo’s County Explorer Mapping Tool | Hannah Grimes Center (Roxbury/Wadsworth Room)
  • Unifying Your Independent Farm & Food Entrepreneurs into a Visible Growth Sector | Hannah Grimes Center (Colony Room)
  • Establishing a Rural Social Arts Practice Residency | Brewbakers Cafe
12:00 PM-1:00 PM  Sound Fair (In-Person) | Railroad Square
1:30 PM-3:00 PM  Session 1

3:30 PM-5:00 PM

 Session 2

5:30 PM-8:30 PM CONNECT Event: Dinner, Live Music, and Farm-to-Closet Fashion Show (In-Person) Wyman Tavern
DAY TWO – Thursday, September 22
7:30 AM  Group Run starting at Ted’s Shoe and Sport (In-Person)
8:30 AM-9:30 AM  Morning Activities (In-Person)

  • Yoga Class | Everglow Studio (8:30am-9:00am)
  • Hula Hoop | Central Square (9:00am-9:30am)
  • Badass Women of Keene Walking Tour | Meet at Central Square (must register prior to event) (8:30am-9:30am)
10:00 AM-11:30 AM  PitchFork | the Colonial Mainstage
12:00 PM-1:15 PM  Roundtables (In-Person)

  • The Power of Songs | Colonial Greenroom
  • How Rural Homeowners can Become Home Creators: ADUs and Home Hacking | Hannah Grimes Center (Roxbury/Wadsworth Room)
  • Welcoming Immigrants to Our Rural Communities | Brewbakers Cafe

 Roundtables (Virtual)

  • Investing in Rural Leadership
12:00 PM-1:00 PM  Sound Fair (In-Person) | Railroad Square
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM  Rafael Popper-Keizer, solo cello, Artistic Director with Monadnock Music | Central Square
2:00 PM-3:30 PM  Session 3

4:00 PM-5:30 PM  Livability SLAM and Closing | the Colonial Mainstage
7:00 PM-10:00 PM  Radically Rural Afterparty (In-Person) | NOVA ARTS


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