The National Rural Conference 2023

The RSN is delighted to invite you to attend the National Rural Conference 2023!

Aimed at Senior Officers, Members and policy makers along with those working to deliver services in rural areas this conference is an exciting opportunity to hear from expert speakers, network with like minded colleagues and share learning and rural experiences. 

The conference is free to attend for local authorities in membership of the Rural Services Network, and members of the Rural Services Partnership.

Every conference session is held on zoom.

If you've booked a place, joining instructions will be sent out a few days before the event.  

The National Rural Conference 2023 is kindly:

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National Rural Conference 2023 Launch Video:

Conference Schedule:

Monday 18th September
10:00 - 11:00
Rural Fair Funding

13:30 - 15:30
Rural Economy, Levelling Up & Regeneration

Tuesday 19th September
10:00 - 12:00
Rural Affordable Housing

Wednesday 20th September
10:00 - 12:00
Rural Net Zero

13:30 - 15:30
Rural Connectivity

Thursday 21st September
10:00 - 12:00
Rural Health & Care

Rural Transport

Feedback from previous RSN conferences:

"The range of topics and speakers, and the interactivity of the sessions across the week at this conference, has been not only illuminating, but also friendly and inclusive. Thank you to everyone." 

Mrs Lois Dale – Shropshire Council

"Thank you everyone for organising a thoughtful and engaging conference covering a broad range of themes and current issues."

Conrad Moore - Stroud District Council

"It is a fantastic conference that takes a holistic approach by looking at the urban as well as the rural. They are two part of the same coin and can't been seen in isolation. A lot of thought has gone into the selection of Speakers and the messaging is on point. It seems that there is a great team driving this event that is really approachable in tone."

Kay Sentence - Thame Community Land Trust

"It was a great opportunity to share experiences and ideas and what others are doing."

Stephen Brain - Worcestershire County Council

"I very much liked that it was online as I wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise. Very interesting presentations and I would certainly attend again if circumstances allow. Thank you to everyone for organising this event."

Janice McColm - Tees Valley Rural Action


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