ATTENDING OUR virtual Live Wide Open Summit

A Full Week of Virtual Lunchtime Learning

September 14 – 18, 2020

We were virtually  inspired

In March 2020, we were ready to launch a great small town gathering – the photo above gives you an idea! –  with over two dozen speakers to help bring conversations to rural areas on topics such as rural healthcare, small town growth, welcoming communities, supporting arts, agriculture possibilities and more.

We all know what happened.

So we went virtual and created a week-long, noon-hour learning experience, and featured five topics with amazing speakers who shared tips, techniques and food for thought – pun intended!

Watch for uture speakers who will share ways to grow your community, to be welcoming and creative, and how to face changes in our world.

Featured Speakers

Get to know a few of our conference speakers

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria
Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Gil Penalosa
Gil Penalosa

Founder and Chair | 8 80 Cities

Trista Harris
Trista Harris

President | FutureGood Consulting


Thanks to our partners for helping to make this event possible