From May 26 to 28th 2015, approximately 125 rural residents from across BC met in Salmon Arm for the Keeping it Rural 2015 Conference. Conference presenters included representatives from some of the leading rural development organizations in Canada and the U.S. This page provides copies of the Powerpoints and videos of the presenters at the conference.

Keeping it Rural 2015 Conference Booklet

Keynote Address – Rankin MacSween

Providing Context Presentation – Jonathan Buttle

Panel 1 – The Critical Role of Rural Development Organizations
Brian Depew PDFVideo
Dylan Kruse PDF – (No Video)
Rob Black PDFVideo

Panel 2 – The Role of First Nations Investment Organizations in Revitalizing Rural Economies
Darrell Balkwill PDFVideo
Jennifer Deleskie PDFVideo

Keynote Address
Dan Ohler PDFVideo

Panel 3 – Mobilizing Local Capital for Rural Economic Revitalization
Linda Best PDFVideo
Paul Cabaj PDFVideo

Panel 4 – Rural Lands – Rural Economic Development
Gary Harris PDFVideo
Linda Best PDFVideo
Jessica O’Hare PDFVideo

Keynote Address
Ken Eshpeter – Video

Panel 5 – Providing an Effective Rural Voice
Rob Black PDFVideo
Brian Depew PDFVideo

Panel 6 – Major Projects & Rural Communities – Creating Mutual Benefits
Dan Rochon PDFVideo
John Kenney PDFVideo