32nd Annual Community Development Institute (CDI)


When: July 30-August 3, 2018

Where: University of Central Arkansas’ Brewer Hegeman Conference Center

What: The Community Development Institute (CDI) began at the University of Central Arkansas in 1987, with the goal of equipping community leaders and economic development professionals with the tools and strategies they needed to create vibrant, successful communities. 30 years later, CDI is still the go-to resource for training.

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ACDS 2018 Conference: Storyboarding Your Community’s Future

When: October 17

Where: University of Central Arkansas Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center

2018 Keynote Speakers:

Whitney Kimball Coe, National Rural Assembly and Rural Strategies, TN

Rural Strategies strives to create better opportunities for small towns and rural communities by building coalitions, developing partnerships, leading public information campaigns, and advancing strategies that strengthen connections between rural and urban places.

David Leckey and Patricia Hart of Community Heart & Soul, VT

Community Heart & Soul is a catalyst for positive change that provides a roadmap for small cities and towns to build a brighter future based on what matters most everyone.

Special Guest:

Ken Hubbell of Ken Hubbell & Associates will storyboard the conference sessions.

Early Bird Registration is $95!

Registration includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks. The registration price will increase to $120 beginning October 3. Hotel discount rate is available for registrants.

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