Your Rural Xperience.
Come as you are to explore, connect, reflect and create your own RuralX experience, with plenty of fun on the side. This event schedule sets out general expectations, while allowing you the freedom and flexibility to connect with amazing people.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27, 2018 – DAY 1

8:30a – 11:00a

Pre-Workshop: Tuesday Ryan Hart, The Location

Location: Located in the McGovern Library on the DWU Campus

11:30a Registration begins. All sessions held in The Sherman Center
1:00p Welcome and introductions.

Stage Sponsor: Bush Foundation

 1:20p

Keynote Speaker:

Whitney Kimball Coe, Center for Rural Strategies
Sponsored by: Ballinger | Leafblad

 2:00p

A New Day for Rural

Joe Bartmann, Dakota Resources

 2:30p

Break

 2:55p

Community Activated Art

Amber Hansen, University of South Dakota

 3:45p

Shared Work & Systems Loops

Tuesday Ryan Hart, The Outside

 4:45p

Closing Harvest Weaving

 6:00p

Dine Around Mitchell

Dinner will be held at locally owned restaurants around Mitchell.

 7:30p

Dessert Social at Dakota Discovery Museum

The fun continues! Join us for dessert, drinks, music, networking and exploring South Dakota’s history.

THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018 – DAY 2

9:00a

Welcome Back to ruralX

9:15a

ConversationX:

Jen Ford Reedy, Bush Foundation

Lakota Vogel, Four Bands Community Fund

10:15a

Break

10:30a

OpenX Begins: What’s Next for Rural?

Sponsored by: Citi Community Development

12:00p

Box Lunch Available

Knowledge Camps- OpenX Round 2

OpenX Round 3

3:00p

OpenX Share Out: Ideas and Action

3:30p

Closing Harvest

3:45p

Final Words: Joe Bartmann

5:00p

Screening Party: ‘Called to Walls’ Film