Times and locations are subject to change.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

5:00 – 9:00pm Registration                                                                     . (Humanities and Fine Arts Building)
6:30 – 9:00pm Welcome Reception (Humanities and Fine Arts Building)
9:00pm – late Downtown Pub Crawl Meet at PRCA* (downtown)

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

7:45 – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast (Student Center)
9:00 – 10:15am Welcome: Scanning the Field
(Edson Auditorium – Student Center)
10:45 – 12:00pm Breakout Session #1: Creative Solutions to Rural Challenges
(Imholte, Humanities and Fine Arts)
12:00 – 1:30pm Lunch (Student Center)
1:30 – 2:30pm Plenary Session: Creating Inclusive Communities (Edson Auditorium – Student Center)
2:45 – 4:00pm Breakout Session #2: Rural Identity, Heritage and Aesthetics
(Imholte, Humanities and Fine Arts)
2:45 – 6:00pm A Steady and Irresistible Wind (performance) (Horticultural Display Gardens*)
3:30 – 6:30pm Local Flavors Celebration  (Morris Public Library*)
6:30 – 8:00pm Dinner and entertainment
 (East Side Park*)
8:00 – 10:00pm Bonfire and Stargazing
 (Pomme de Terre Park*)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

7:30 – 9:00am Registration and Breakfast (Student Center)
8:30 – 9:15am Plenary Session: Rural and Arts Advocacy                 . (Edson Auditorium – Student Center)
9:30am – 10:30am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jessica Metcalfe (Edson Auditorium – Student Center)
11:00am – 12:15pm Breakout Session #3: Tools & Resources for Moving Forward
(Imholte, Humanities and Fine Arts)
12:15 – 2:00pm Lunch/Closing reception (Student Center)


All events, unless noted with *, take place at the University of Minnesota, Morris in the Student Center, Imholte Hall, or the Humanities and Fine Arts Building. A shuttle will be provided for off-campus activities on Wednesday afternoon and evening.

Attendees are encouraged to park in the North Parking Lot.

Click here for a campus map.

Registrants will receive details about parking, and detailed check-in instructions approximately 2 weeks before the Summit, via email.

Schedule is subject to change.