SIBAC announces upcoming Keeping It Rural 2017 conference


In the wake of 2015’s highly successful Keeping It Rural conference, SIBAC is pleased to announce that Keeping It Rural 2017 will take place this June 20th and 21st in Kelowna.

As with the 2015 event, this year’s Keeping It Rural event will feature outstanding presenters from Australia and across North America, delivering presentations and leading workshops on topics ranging from the arts to agriculture.

Be sure to visit us often for updates.

In the meantime, if you’d like to register now to ensure your spot, visit our online registration portal.

Keeping It Rural 2017 will be held at the Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport Hotel, its central location and proximity to the Interior’s largest airport making it a convenient — and comfortable — destination for participants from every corner of rural BC. A limited number of rooms are available at a conference rate of $159/night plus tax. For reservations, please call 1-855-900-5505 and request the SIBAC group block rate.

To whet your appetite, here’s a fascinating podcast with Keeping It Rural 2017 presenter John Davis. John, who is the executive director of Minnesota’s Lanesboro Arts organization, is a leader in exploring practical ways the arts can be leveraged to improve the social and economic fabrics of small rural towns.