Change in Rural Colorado Conversation: Innovation and Resiliency in the COVID Era

Rural Colorado has always faced challenges in economic innovation and resiliency, but never
more so than during the COVID era. Although cities were hit hardest first, now rural areas are
proportionally suffering the worst impacts. Join us online February 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a
community conversation that will explore the challenges and opportunities created by this
public health crisis. Panelists will give short presentations about leveraging local and regional
assets to maximize innovation and resiliency to generate inclusive growth in rural community
economies. Their opening comments will be followed by discussion and audience Q&A.

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Featured panelists are Dr. Stephan Weiler, Elizabeth Garner, Kat Papenbrock, Dr. Michael
Seman, and Greg Thomason.

Institute of Museum and Library Services
Colorado Department of Education, Colorado State Library