Due to the ongoing global COVID19 pandemic, the Rural Development Institute along with Brandon University are acting on the recommendations and guidelines made by Health Canada. We have made the difficult decision to cancel our Imagining Rural Futures Conference. We are very appreciative for the support we have received in planning this event.

Although the conference will not be held this year due to the ongoing COVID19 pandemic, please feel free to read more about what the expectations for the conference were.

Innovation • People • Action

The year 2020 is a great time to look ahead and explore what change might look like in the year 2040.

Futures of Rural – looking ahead to 2040

In a rapidly changing world, rural communities are faced with an increasing number of challenges and opportunities. Rural researchers, students and practitioners are working in a rural reality that regularly includes digital change, demographic change, agricultural change, economic change and climate change.