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Fifth Annual Eccles Family Rural West Conference

A Healthier Rural West: Critical Issues…Innovative Solutions

Santa Fe, New Mexico, March 23-25, 2017

Watch the Live Stream of Conference Panels

For those who would like to attend the Eccles Family Rural West Conference but are unable to, we will be offering live streams of the conference panels on Friday and Saturday.

The live stream will be available on this page. If you'd like to be alerted when the streams are starting, please add your name to this form or like the Bill Lane Center for the American West on Facebook.

Add reminders to your calendar:

Day One: March 24, 8:30 am-5:15 pm MT

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Day Two: March 25, 9:00 am-5:15 pm MT

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Note: You may have to re-enter the time zone (Mountain Time) in your calendar application. Sessions start one hour earlier than Pacific Time.


The conference will also be recorded for later viewing on this website.




Rural West Conference Volume

Bridging the Distance

Common Issues of the Rural West

Edited by David B. Danbom

Foreword by David M. Kennedy

Published in cooperation with the Bill Lane Center for the American West, Stanford University
The University of Utah Press has published Bridging the Distance, a book by the Rural West Initiative of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. Edited by the distinguished historian David B. Danbom and with a foreword by Center co-founding director David M. Kennedy, the book explores the Rural West across four dimensions: Community, Land, Economics – and defining the Rural West itself. The book is the result of work presented at the first Conference on the Rural West, which took place in Ogden, Utah, in October 2012.