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Sunday, February 19


Pre-Conference Workshops

WORKSHOP #1: Multi-Sector Health Partnerships for Community Investment in Rural Settings: A Playbook | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

WORKSHOP #2: Navigating the Top 3 Threats Facing America’s Rural Hospitals | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

WORKSHOP #3: Workforce Mental Well-Being and Suicide Prevention: Engaging Trustees | 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM


Monday, February 20


Networking Lunch | 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM


Networking Reception | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

The perfect way to end the first day of Rural — renew relationships, network with colleagues, and visit with Sponsors.


Tuesday, February 21


Networking Lunch with Conversation Starters | 12:15 PM – 1:45 PM

Join a Conversation Starter table if you’d like to connect for meaningful discussions with other attendees with similar roles or topical interests. Every Conversation Starter table will have a host to launch the talk. Topics may vary from perennial challenges like rural physician recruitment, tactics for leveraging telehealth, and building great boards, to creative tips for supporting employee resilience.


Recreation and Rejuvenation

Nature Hike | 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Nature lovers and exercise enthusiasts will enjoy this scenic hike surrounded by bucolic vistas and oak-covered hills. Maps for the walking trails will be provided.



San Antonio Riverwalk Excursion | 3:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Stroll, shop and dine along the winding path of the San Antonio River Walk for a uniquely Texas experience. Experience vintage and historical sites and learn their history while discovering new attractions, authentic boutiques and exceptional restaurants. Shuttle bus to and from the San Antonio Riverwalk departs from the JW Marriott.

$25 per attendee or guest.


Plan a Retreat for Your Leadership Team or Governing Board

The Conference offers an excellent opportunity for your team or governing board to meet in a retreat setting with select conference faculty or other facilitators. Contact Sarah Reusch at for more information.