JULY 26-28, 2022
You are invited to the 2022 Stand Up Rural America Summit
COME JOIN US!
I’d like to personally invite you to this national Rural Economic Development Summit taking place July 26-28, 2022. Our next exciting host city is Somerset, KY. The 2022 Stand Up Rural America Summit will feature more than 20 nationally renowned subject matter experts and successful economic development practitioners.
Topics to be covered include planning, leadership, entrepreneurship, downtown revitalization, innovative marketing, regionalism, business retention & expansion, effective communications, rural retail, housing, rural broadband, talent development, technology tools and much more. Additional content regarding preparedness, strategies for helping our communities rebound, rebuild and restore our communities following the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis will also be included.
Experience an event designed specifically for Rural America. You will receive tangible tools and strategies to help your cities, counties and regions grow. This event is packed with informative and dynamic panels, presentations, discussions, networking and celebrating what makes Rural America special. Representatives from more than 25 states have enjoyed our Summit events in Tulsa, OK in July of 2019 and Charleston, WV in April 2021 while garnering high praise for the superior level of speakers, quality content and excellent networking opportunities.
The Summit is coordinated and hosted by ACCELERATION by design LLC. It has been my privilege to work with more than 250 rural communities and regions throughout my 30+ year economic development career.
This Summit is perfect for Economic Development Organizations, Chambers of Commerce, Cities, Counties, Regional Groups, Utilities, Industry Leaders, Lenders, Board Members and anyone with a vested interest in the growth and prosperity of Rural America.
Summit sponsorships are available and we will host an exciting exhibit area. Registration for the Summit is OPEN and we also offer a special group registration rate for five or more participants from one organization. We recognize your travel and budget challenges and want to do all we can to help you participate in the Summit.
Please know that the health and safety of our participants continues to be our priority and all necessary precautions and protocols will be aggressively administered at each venue and every session.
You won't want to miss this special event. Please join me in July of 2022 in Somerset, Kentucky to celebrate Rural America!
See you there!
Lorie Vincent, CEcD
Founder | President
ACCELERATION by design LLC
Introducing our exciting 2022 Summit Presentation Team...
2022 Summit Schedule
TUESDAY | July 26 | 2022
1:00 pm | 7:00 pm Summit Registration in Exhibit Hall
3:00 pm | 6:00 pm Summit Workshop | Jon Schallert | Creating a Destination Community, One Business at a Time
6:00 pm | 7:30 pm Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall
7:00 pm | 9:00 pm Enjoy Dinner with friends in Somerset
WEDNESDAY | July 27 | 2022
7:30 am | 10:00 am Summit Registration in Exhibit Hall
7:30 am | 5:00 pm Refreshments & Networking in Exhibit Hall
8:30 am | 8:45 am Welcome to the Summit
8:45 am | 9:45 am Daron K. Roberts | Stay in the Deep End
9:45 am | 10:00 am Special Message
10:00 am | 10:15 am Networking Break
10:15 am | 11:15 am Stephanie Stuckey | Looking Back to Move Forward
11:15 am | 12:15 pm James Chavez | Rural Rebound & Resilience: SC Power Team
12:15 pm | 1:15 pm Networking Luncheon
1:15 pm | 1:30 pm Special Message
1:30 pm | 2:30 pm Jonathan Webb | A Dynamic New Approach to AgriBusiness
2:30 pm | 2:45 pm Networking Break
2:45 pm | 3:45 pm Power Panel | Afternoon Tea with the Economic Development Divas
3:45 pm | 4:00 pm Networking Break
4:00 pm | 5:00 pm Scott Neil | Whiskey & War Stories
6:00 pm | 9:00 pm Celebrating Rural America | Hospitality, Eats & Entertainment
Enjoy a special evening designed just for us in Beautiful
(1 ticket included in each registration. Extra tickets available)
THURSDAY | July 28 | 2022
8:00 am | 12:45 pm Refreshments & Networking in Exhibit Area
8:30 am | 9:30 am Power Panel The Economic Development Brat Pack
9:30 am | 10:30 am Zachary Mannheimer | Innovative Housing Strategies for Rural America
10:30 am | 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 am | 11:45 am Lorie Vincent | 40 Steps to a Dynamic Downtown Vibe
11:45 am | 12:30 pm Networking Luncheon
12:30 am | 12:45 pm The Rural Comeback | Your Stories...Your Victories
12:45 pm | 1:45 pm Eric Dusenbery | The Power of Curiosity: The Secret to Transforming Communication
1:45 pm | 2:00 pm Summit Wrap Up, Door Prizes & Adjournment
Sponsorships for the 2022 Stand Up Rural America Summit are available for interested Vendors, Associations, State & Federal Agencies, Lenders, Utilities and supporters of Rural America.
Sponsorship opportunities, offered at many levels, will help provide you with the perfect formula of exposure, promotion, advertising, branding and networking benefits to meet your budgets and your objectives.
A summary of 2022 Summit Sponsorships available are:
Presenting Sponsor | $7,500
Platinum Sponsor | $5,000
Gold Sponsor | $3,000
Community Sponsor | $1,500
Silver Sponsor & Exhibitor Package | $1,250
Bronze Sponsor | $750
SOLD Special Hospitality Event Sponsor (exclusive) | $3,000
Summit Journal Sponsor (exclusive) | $2,500
Pre-Summit Workshop Sponsor (exclusive) | $2,000
SOLD Welcome Reception (exclusive) | $1,500
SOLD Summit Attendee Bags (exclusive) | $1,500
SOLD Summit Lanyard (exclusive) | $750
Please click the button above for the Sponsorship Package, Exhibitor Details and Sponsorship Commitment Form. Please send all inquiries and forms to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship payment accepted online on the Registration page or by invoice upon request.
Thank you 2022 Summit Sponsors
Somerset Pulaski Economic Development Authority | City of Somerset | Pulaski County
The Center for Rural Development | ACCELERATION by design LLC
Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
Florida Rural Economic Development Association
Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED)
Brand Acceleration | Day One Experts
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Sulphur Springs Economic Development Corporation
Bell Engineering | Flyer View Group
National Rural Economic Development Association
Somerset Community College
Welcome Reception Sponsor
Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR)
Thoroughbred Hospitality Group
Summit Journal Sponsor
Summit Bag Sponsor
Bowie Economic Development Corporation
Summit Lanyard Sponsor
Opportunity Strategies LLC
Official Media Sponsor
Site Selection Magazine
Official Summit Radio Partner
The Host City, Venue & Travel
July 26-28, 2022
Our exciting venue and hotel information for the 2022 Stand Up Rural America Summit will be held at the fabulous Center for Rural Development located in Somerset, KY. We can't wait to assemble in this beautiful Center designed perfectly for our event. https://centertech.com/
Summit Hotel Options:
Somerset and Pulaski County have a number of excellent hotel options for Summit attendees that are within a short walk or a short drive to the Center for Rural Development. Shuttle Service will be provided to those hotels that are within driving distance.
Courtyard Marriott Hampton Inn
2254 S Hwy 27, Somerset KY 4141 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY
Adjacent to the Center for Rural Development 2.3 miles from the Center | 6 minute drive
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Best Western Somerset
50 Stevie Lynn Drive, Somerset KY 103 Jefferson Drive, Somerset KY
2.1 miles from the Center | 6 minute drive .04 miles from the Center | 2 minute drive
Comfort Inn Super 8 by Wyndham Somerset
82 Jolin Drive, Somerset KY 601 S Hwy 27, Somerset KY
2.2 miles from the Center | 5 minute drive 1.9 miles from the Center | 5 minute drive
Quality Inn & Suites Red Roof Inn
240 N Hwy 27, Somerset KY 1201 S Hwy 27, Somerset, KY
2.7 miles from the Center | 6 minute drive 1.4 miles from the Center | 4 minute drive
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson Americas Best Value Inn Somerset
515 N Hwy 27, Somerset KY 125 N Hwy 27, Somerset, KY
3.0 miles to the Center | 8 minute drive 3.7 miles from the Center | 9 minute drive
CLICK HERE FOR AIR AND CAR TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS
We will be running shuttles to/from the Lexington airport beginning Monday late afternoon and Tuesday morning as well as Thursday afternoon and Friday morning. We will also be providing shuttle service from many of the local hotels to the Center for Rural Development beginning Tuesday afternoon and ending Thursday afternoon.