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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


Thanks for registering to attend the Eccles Family Rural West Conference. We are excited to see you in Santa Fe and look forward to a fascinating event.


Accommodation Options

The Hotel Santa Fe The Hacienda and Spa is offering a group rate of $119 for conference attendees staying over on March 23 and 24. It includes a waived resort fee, complimentary continental breakfast, complimentary internet in guest rooms and parking.

Please mention Stanford Rural West conference or use the discount code link to get the conference rate, which is valid for stays beginning three days before and after the conference, depending on room availability.

1501 Paseo de Peralta Santa Fe, NM 87501 (855) 825-9876 for Reservations Discount code: 17S021

Due to seasonal weather considerations, we recommend flying to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), 64 miles from Santa Fe. Regular shuttle bus service is available to the hotel:

The Sandia Shuttle picks up and drops off passengers directly at Hotel Santa Fe. Please use group code ERWC17 for discounted rates. For information or reservations, call 888-775-5696 or 505-474-5696 or go to for current shuttle times.


Things to do in Santa Fe

Santa Fe is New Mexico's capital city and is renowned for its Pueblo-style architecture, thriving cultural scene, and recreation opportunities. Sunset Magazine and The New York Times each have recommendations for how to make the most of short stays.

Some major attractions: 

Farther afield: 



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.