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RuralRISE Postponed Until 2024

May 22, 2023 By Coye Gerald

For Immediate Release

Washington D.C. (May 22, 2023) – The RuralRISE team and the Rural Community Assistance Partnership Incorporated (RCAP) have made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s annual RuralRISE Summit. Both organizations and their local partners worked diligently to put on a great event this year, but unforeseen circumstances led this event to be postponed until spring of 2024. 

The individuals who attend this summit each year, along with our partners and sponsors, are essential to creating a special brand of RuralRISE magic. This postponement, while difficult, will allow the team to create an even better experience for attendees in 2024. Thank you to all our registrants and speakers who had already committed to this year! We look forward to having you back in 2024 to continue bringing together entrepreneurial ecosystem builders, non-profits, agencies, and educational institutions from America’s rural communities. 

RuralRISE will still be hosted in Waterville and Skowhegan, Maine. Once we have more details for next year’s Summit, we will make an announcement and we hope to see everyone back for RuralRISE 2024.


About RuralRISE

RuralRISE is a national community of organizations working for rural America to increase opportunities and identify challenges in remote and rural communities across the United States. RuralRISE seeks to amplify the programming      and resources available for rural communities, offering a monthly speaker series, annual conferences, newsletters, and extensive networking opportunities. RuralRISE is the voice of Rural America. For more information, please visit or contact us at [email protected]

About RCAP

RCAP is a national non-profit network providing opportunity, assistance, and practical guidance to small communities in all fifty states, U.S. territories, and tribal lands to ensure access to safe drinking water, sanitary wastewater disposal, and economic prosperity for all rural America. RCAP works together with rural communities and partners across the country to elevate rural voices and build local capacity to improve quality of life, starting at the tap. To learn more about RCAP, visit

Media ContactSeth Johnson | [email protected] | 724-986-9341

By Coye Gerald