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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

For Panelists and Moderators

We’re looking forward to your remarks at the fifth annual Eccles Family Rural West Conference. This page contains detailed information regarding logistics.

Travel reimbursement

  • Air travel and ground transport
    • The Bill Lane Center is pleased to cover the cost of your air travel and ground transport to/from ABQ and the conference. ABQ is the preferred airport given seasonal weather conditions in northern New Mexico. To ensure full reimbursement, Stanford University requires that you:
    • Purchase an economy class fare
    • Retain your boarding passes
    • Email a copy of your airfare receipt to Jessica Dutro, Upon receiving your air itinerary, Jessica will provide your information to Sandia Shuttle. Your roundtrip shuttle to/from the airport to the Hotel Santa Fe will be prepaid.
  • Mileage reimbursement
    • For our panelists traveling within New Mexico, the Bill Lane Center is pleased to cover the cost of your miles driven to/from the conference at the IRS approved rate. Please email Jessica Dutro, your address of origin.
  • Hotel Hotel accommodation for out-of-town panelists will be prepaid directly to the Hotel Santa Fe. When registering for the conference, please indicate which nights you will require accommodation (March 23 and/or 24). For those wishing to arrive early or extend your stay, the conference rate is available for three days prior and after the conference. You can book through this special website or call the hotel at 855-825-9876 and mention Stanford Rural West Conference or discount code 17S021.


Panelist Checklist in Advance of Conference

  • By February 23, please:
    • Book your air transport
  • By March 1, please:
  • By March 15, please:
    • Connect with your moderator for your pre-panel conference call
    • Complete this form indicating if you will be using slides, and sharing the title of your presentation





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.