January 2-4, 2018
Rock Valley, Iowa
Embedded Community Experience

January 5, 2018
Webster City, Iowa High School
TEDx Presentation during J-Term

March 7-9, 2018
Golden, Colorado
Colorado Hospital Association Rural Health and Hospitals Conference
Opening Keynote
Event Page

March 12-16, 2018
Embedded Community Experience
Bennettsville, SC

March 26, 2018
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Community Presentation
Telling Your Stories

March 29-30, 2018
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Six Steps to Working Bigger

April 11, 2018
Kearney, NE
Women’s Business Conference

May 1-5, 2018
Forest County, Pennsylvania
Embedded Community Experience with Becky McCray, visiting three communities each and presenting on the Idea Friendly Method, Forest County, Pennsylvania

May 9-10, 2018
Surf Ballroom, Clear Lake, Iowa
Building Communities Tourism Conference

October 18-21, 2018
Vancouver, BC
Genius Shared Reflect and Recharge Retreat
Register now – space limited to 40 attendees

  • Pending: Henrietta, Texas and Clay County


2017 Engagements:

January 9, Monday, 5 to 7 pm
K’é – A Place to Grow Small Business
126 Main Street, Downtown Mesa, AZ
Downtown After Five: Bringing Life to Your Downtown After Hours

February 1, Wednesday, 11 am to 12:15 pm
Western Association of Chamber Executives
Marriott Los Angeles Airport
5855 West Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 95812
Small Chambers – They’re in a League of Their Own

February 22 and 23, 2016
Monroe County Economic Development Conference
WI Military Academy – Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin
Bringing More Life and Activity to Your Downtown After 5 on Wednesday
Creating A Successful Future for Your Town and Businesses

Sallisaw, Oklahoma
March 27-29
Embedded visit

March 30 and 31
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tulsa, OK
What Can I Do?

April 5 and 6
Mid States Economic Development Conference
Marina Inn, South Sioux City, NE

April 19 and 20
Creating Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC)

McCook, Nebraska

May 4
Mid-America Chamber Executives Conference
Innovative Rural Business Models
Sioux Falls, SD

June 6-8
Rural Arts and Culture Summit
The Role of Arts and Culture in Talent Attraction and Retention
Morris, Minnesota

June 8-10
Preserve Iowa Summit
Community Buy-In and Preservation
Fort Dodge, Iowa

June 27
Social Media Breakfast
Keynote: Idea Friendly Towns
Albert Lea, MN

July 18 and 19
Rural X Summit
Aberdeen, SD
Keynote Presentation and Closing

July 20
Empower! South Dakota
Faulkton, SD
Conversation in Action

September 5-8
Embedded Community Visit
Akron, Iowa

September 13-14
The Future of Rural
Klamath Falls, Oregon

September 19-20
Building a Foundation for Revitalization
Ritzville, WA
Keynote Presentation and Workshop

October 3-5
Manufacturer’s Day
Belle Fourche, SD

October 11
Photo Walk with Brendan Hoffman
Webster City, Iowa

October 15-16
Columbia, Missouri
Rural Progress and Pride Conference

November 3
Leadership Iowa
Jefferson, Iowa

November 11
Boone County Humane Society
Boone, Iowa