Register Now for R2R 2024!

April 19-20, 2024

Three Rivers Convention Center, Tri-Cities, WA

Early Bird registration is now open for our 13th biennial Regards to Rural Conference in Kennewick, WA, in April 2024! Click here to register today, and choose the “Early Bird” option to receive the discounted rate. This discounted rate ends February 7.

Regards to Rural is a unique event for community members and leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond to discuss rural priorities, explore innovative economic models, obtain tools to make change in communities, and inspire action to help pave the way to rural vitality. 

This year’s R2R features a rural funder panel, keynotes, a fireside chat, and networking opportunities. Breakout sessions are focused on collective leadership, rural support resources, innovative Main Street approaches, Latino engagement, economic development, resilience and energy, board diversity, rural policy, and more. Sessions will be geared toward providing practical tools for people to bring back and implement in their communities.

Click here for a preview of the agenda, and stay tuned for more event details.

Join us to make meaningful connections and learn from other rural champions about:

    • Growing Equitable Economies and Entrepreneurship
    • Increasing Rural Access to Resources
    • Supporting Diverse and Inclusive Rural Leadership
    • Elevating Diverse Rural Voices
    • Exploring Rural Civic Engagement

Lodging Information

Hilton Garden Inn and SpringHill Suites Kennewick Tri-Cities are offering special rates for conference attendees. These hotels are close to the venue and within walking distance.

  • Click here for SpringHill Suites Kennewick Tri-Cities to reserve your room at the exclusive Regards to Rural 2024 rate of $160 per night.
  • Click here for the Hilton Garden Inn at the special Regards to Rural rate of $150 per night. If reserving by phone, call 509-735-4600 and be sure to use reservation code: RDI

Special lodging rates end March 27 or when the block runs out.

R2R 2024 space is limited to 300 participants. Register today to secure your spot and save on registration. We can’t wait to see you there!

"Regards to Rural was diversity and inclusion in action; demonstrated, modeled. It is the way rural leads—by doing. In a world where we hear more about what divides us than unites us, we collectively demonstrated how rural does and learns DEI. Thank you RDI for bringing together so many peoples and points of view. Regards to Rural is what rural vitality looks like." ~ Regards to Rural 2022 Participant

Thanks to the following for their generous support of Regards to Rural 2024: