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2019 Rural Opportunities Conference Agenda

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April 1, 2019
2 - 4 p.m.Exhibitor Move-In
April 2, 2019
8 - 10 a.m.Exhibitor Move-In
10 a.m.Registration & Exhibit Open
11:30 - NoonLunch Buffet
Noon - 2:15 p.m.Welcome Remarks: Secretary Toland
Moderator: Patty Clark, Deputy Secretary of Commerce
12:15 - 1 p.m.Keynote Speaker: Lt. Governor Rogers & Secretary Toland
1 - 1:30 p.m.Panel Q&A: Lt. Governor Rogers & Secretary Toland
1:30 – 1:45 p.m.Break – Exhibits Open
1:45 – 2:15 p.m.Impact Investing: A New Model for Kansas– Steve Radley, President & CEO, NetWork KS
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Panel
• Jeff Usher, Senior Program Office, Kansas Health Foundation
• Steve Radley, President & CEO, NetWork KS
• Mike Posson, Executive Director, Norton City/County Economic Development
• Tara Vance, Executive Director, Norton County Community Foundation
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.Table Talk – Discussion of topic by attendees
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break – Exhibits Open
3:45 – 4:05 p.m.Broadband Discussion: Where we are now, where we should be going with Broadband
4:05 – 5:05 p.m.Panel
• Trent Boaldin, President, Epic Touch
• Catherine Moyer, Pioneer Communications
• Stanley Adams, Kansas Department of Commerce
5:05 – 5:20 p.m.Table Talk – Discussion of topic by attendees
5:30 – 7 p.m.Tradeshow Reception – Exhibits Open
Lightning Round with LeadershipDiscuss your questions or concerns with Secretary of Commerce David Toland or Deputy Secretary Patty Clark. Each participant will have five minutes to ask questions on any topic they choose.

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April 3, 2019
8 a.m.Continental Breakfast – Exhibit Open
8:30 – 9 a.m.Quality of Life: Culture & Rural Development Revitalizing & Sustaining Small Rural Communities – John Davis
9 – 10 a.m.Panel
• Rosslyn Schultz, Executive Director, Lucas Grassroots Arts Council
• Lisse Regehr, Deputy Director, Thrive Allen County
• Laura and Ron Martin, Owners, Sew Loved Quilt Shop
10 – 10:15 a.m.Table Talk – Discussion of topic by attendees
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.Break – Exhibits Open
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.Resource Panel: What’s available in Western KS
• Randy Hrabe, Exec. Director, Pioneer County Development
• Jeff Tucker, Exec. Director K-State Technology Development Institute
• Anne Dewvall, Director of Entrepreneurship E-community Programming
• Randy Snider, Business Programs Director, USDA Rural Development
11:30 – 11:45 a.m.Table Talk – Discussion of topic by attendees
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.BD 101 – What does it take to be Recruitment Ready?
Box Lunch
• Alicia Hutchings, Business Recruitment Project Manager, Kansas Department of Commerce
• Randi Tveitaraas Jack, International Business Recruitment Manager, Kansas Department of Commerce

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Jeanna Lee Event Coordinator Email (785) 296-1868