Radically Rural Livability Slam

Radically Rural, our online summit focused on ways to improve life in small cities and towns, is looking for great ideas about how individuals, businesses and institutions are making small cities and towns more livable. 

We are seeking 10 to 12 innovative approaches to solving local problems, all to be presented at our closing session of this year’s summit on September 22nd. We are recruiting ideas from the sectors that the summit presents: community journalism, arts and culture, land and community, entrepreneurship, main street, all in for health, clean energy, and more.

If you are part of an initiative that has led to an improved quality of community life, ranging from physical betterments to social improvement or anything that has elevated a town’s livability, we’d like to know about it. We welcome anything from the idea stage to fully implemented programs.

Those interested in participating are asked to videotape their ideas and send links to event organizers via the digital form at the bottom of this page. Please fill out a brief questionnaire on the form as well. The videos will be shown at the conclusion of Radically Rural, or presentations can be done in person, if you are attending Radically Rural. 

Lively presentations of no more than 5 minutes are requested and should illustrate how an innovative idea has had or will have an impact on a community.  Attendees will appreciate creativity, brevity and humor. Simply present the idea, talk about its goal and the results, but don’t forget to do so with style and flair!

What are the benefits to you?

  1. A chance to gain support through networking, potential donors, and community
  2. The knowledge that other small towns may learn from what you are doing and in turn help their own communities
  3. (1) free in person or virtual ticket for anyone who submits
  4. (3) free in person or virtual tickets if your video/idea is selected!

To view last year’s SLAM, click here!

Once you submit your form, we will reach out to you to give you the free registration code for your ticket(s).

Livability Slam

Radically Rural, our online summit focused on ways to improve life in small cities and towns, is looking for great ideas about how individuals, businesses and institutions are making small cities and towns more livable. We are requesting lively videos, no more than five minutes long to illustrate your innovative ideas.
Name(Required)
Address(Required)
Which field(s) does your idea apply to?(Required)
500 words maximum
Please list team members who worked on the idea:(Required)
Presentation options(Required)
Please choose whether you will be presenting via pre-recorded video or in person at the summit. We can provide a free summit ticket, but unfortunately do not have the budget to cover travel costs.
Please attach a link to your video no more than five minutes. You should present your innovative idea and express how it had an impact on the community. Your video can be a YouTube, Facebook, Dropbox, or Google Drive link.

Deadline for submissions is Sept. 15

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship Key Partners

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