The 2022 Rural LISC Seminar: Rural Talks Series

Make plans today to join the Rural LISC team, hundreds of program partners, and thought leaders from around the nation, as we virtually converge on Washington, DC for the 2022 Rural LISC Seminar. #RuralTalks on the Hill.

For the first time, the bi-annual Washington, DC seminar will take place virtually. Three separate events will provide an opportunity to discuss this unique moment in time when billions in public dollars are making important advances in Broadband and Infrastructure, Housing, and Workforce and Small Business possible through collaboration and public and private partnerships. Our three-part series will align with Rural LISC’s key investment pillars with special consideration on the overall impacts of climate change on Rural America.

2022 Rural Talks Seminar Series Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

Each year, Rural LISC organizes and presents a multi-day Seminar for Rural LISC Partners and stakeholders. The Seminar provides rural practitioners the opportunity to gather and share challenges, opportunities, and emerging trends in the field. It features workshops and plenaries, conversations with nationally recognized community development leaders, and a wealth of networking opportunities. This year, you will learn the most up-to-date information designed around three of Rural LISC’s five key investment pillars. To learn more about Rural LISC, visit
This year the Seminar will be held in a series of three focused events throughout the year. In May the focus will be Broadband + Infrastructure, in the Summer the focus will be Housing, and in the late Fall/Winter we’ll focus on Workforce Development + Small Business.
  • Rural Talks Broadband & Infrastructure – May 10-11, 2022
  • Rural Talks Housing – July 13-15, 2022
  • Rural Talks Workforce & Small Business – December 07-09, 2022
No, you do not need to attend all three events to be in compliance with your grant agreement. We expect all grantees to attend at least one session per organization and encourage you to join for as many as you can.
There is no cost to attend Seminar virtually. There is, however, a $400 cost for our limited capacity in-person option to attend.
Yes! The Rural LISC Seminar is open for anyone to attend. If you love rural communities like we do, join us!
Yes, you will need to register for each of the series you are interested in attending.
Yes, while the seminar is free to all attendees, you will need to register in order to get access to the sessions. Please click the Register button at the top of the page to get access.
No. You do not need to download or install any software to participate in our conference. You only need to have access to the Internet.
If you are attending in-person, you can find more information here
Vaccinations or a negative COVID test is required. If you have questions or concerns about this, please email