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October 11–13, 2018
Denver, CO

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If you're looking to engage with national experts, leading researchers, K–12 and higher education practitioners, policymakers, and philanthropic leaders to advance conversations and ideas around innovative rural leadership, practice, research, and policy, this is THE event for you!

If you share our passion for advancing rural education, we hope you will join us and help unite and inspire people to action!

General Session Speakers

Friday, October 12


Author, Autism Self-Advocate, and Animal Scientist

Helping Different Minds Solve Problems & Develop Talents
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. Her fascinating life, with all its challenges and successes, has been brought to the screen with the HBO full-length film Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes. Dr. Grandin is a speaker who inspires and motivates others through her story. She has been featured on NPR and major television programs, including the BBC special The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow, ABC's Primetime Live, The Today Show, Larry King Live, 48 Hours, and 20/20 and has been written about in many national publications, including Time, People, Forbes, US News and World Report, and The New York Times.

Additional speakers to be added.


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