April 24-25, 2019
Tulsa, Oklahoma

April 1 to 13, 2019
Tiffin, Fayette and Paulding, Ohio
Embedded Community Experience

February 19 to 26, 2019
Sebring and Columbiana, Ohio
Embedded Community Experience

January 21-23, 2019 Tentative Date
Nebraska Catalyst Program
Embedded Community Experience
Location decision in process

December 4 to 18, 2018
Minerva, Carrollton and Fostoria, Ohio
Embedded Community Experiences

Pending ECE: Clay County, Texas


  • International Economic Development Conference
  • TEDx Brookings
  • Rural X Summit
  • Western Area Chamber Executives Conference, Los Angeles
  • Misfit Conference
  • 140 Character Conferences – NYC,  Iowa, and Small Town
  • Regards to Rural Conference, Portland, OR
  • Michigan Small Town and Rural Development Conference
  • Mid America Chamber Executives (MACE)
  • Radically Rural Conference, Keene, New Hampshire
  • The Future of Rural Conference, Klamath Falls, OR
  • Historic Preservation Summit Iowa
  • Iowa Byways
  • Women’s Business Conference, Kearney, NE
  • MidStates Economic Development Conference
  • Stuart, Iowa Chamber Dinner
  • Building Communities Conference, Surf Ballroom, Iowa
  • Rural Arts and Culture Summit, Morris Minnesota
  • Central Iowa Tourism
  • Southern Illinois Economic Development Conference
  • Western Iowa Tourism
  • Missouri Community Betterment Association Conference (twice)
  • Milbank, South Dakota
  • Monroe Economic Development Conference, Monroe, Wisconsin
  • Iowa Museum Association Annual Conference
  • Rural Business and Innovation Summit, Klamath Falls, OR
  • Colorado Hospital Association Annual Conference
  • Michigan Association of Planners Annual Conference
  • Rural That Works Annual Conference
  • Social Media Breakfast, Mason City, Iowa and Albert Lea, Minnesota

Embedded Community Experiences: 

  • Akron, Iowa
  • Belle Fourche, South Dakota
  • Ritzville, Washington
  • Avon, Minnesota
  • Cold Springs, Minnesota
  • Rock Valley, Iowa
  • Bennettsville, South Carolina
  • Forest County Pennsylvania
  • Minerva, Carrollton and Fostoria, Ohio
  • Roscommon County, Michigan
  • Estherville, Iowa


  • Rural Economic Development Webinar – Blaine, Canada and Pro Learning Laboratory
  • SaveYour.Town Videos Monthly with Becky McCray
  • National Realtors Association Webinar with Tyler Abens