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Virtual festival taking place October 26 to 30 features exclusive Daily Yonder programming

The Daily Yonder is excited to be a part of Rural Assembly Everywhere, a virtual festival for rural advocates and allies to come together in conversation about the most important issues of our time.

As a presenting media partner, we’re helping bring Rural Assembly Everywhere to you. Our team is producing exclusive videos and interviews for the festival. Keep up with all the programming here, or on the Daily Yonder’s YouTube channel.

You can be anywhere, we’ll be Everywhere.

Editor’s Note: The Rural Assembly is a program of the Center for Rural Strategies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which also publishes the Daily Yonder.

How to Watch and Participate

Rural Assembly Everywhere starts at 2 p.m. E.T. on Monday, October 26. You can watch below or at

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More ways to watch: The festival will also be simulcast on the Daily Yonder YouTube channel, and on the Rural Assembly Facebook and Twitter pages.

Can’t Miss Programming at Rural Assembly Everywhere

Keynote Speakers

Rural Assembly Everywhere features a full week of exciting keynote speakers. Including Sarah Smarsh, Richard Besser, Kathleen Sebelius, and many more. Get to know our speakers by looking back on their appearances in the pages of the Daily Yonder.

Breakout Sessions, Happy Hours, and More

A variety of rural organizations will host breakout sessions and networking happy hours at Rural Assembly Everywhere. You can learn more about these groups through our coverage of their work in rural communities across the country.

What Else Can You Expect from Rural Assembly Everywhere?

Whether you prefer to read up or hear the gist, we’ve got you covered with these previews of the Rural Assembly’s first ever virtual gathering.

Listen to a Sneak Preview

The Rural Matters podcast featured Rural Assembly Everywhere on a recent episode. This is your chance to hear from three of our speakers and learn more about the important dialogue they’ll look to kickstart at the festival.

You can also find Rural Matters on popular podcasting platforms, including Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

More from the Rural Assembly

For more than a decade, the Rural Assembly has been convening national gatherings of rural problem-solvers and change-makers. These events have focused on building the collective power and common purpose of rural people and places. The Daily Yonder is the only place you can find this comprehensive look back on the history of the Rural Assembly.

#RuralWomenLead – 2019 Rural Women’s Summit

Bringing Rural America Together – The 2018 and 2016 National Rural Assemblies

Livestream Conversations presented by the Daily Yonder and the Rural Assembly

When the Covid-19 pandemic brought in-person gatherings to a halt, the Rural Assembly responded like many of us have, by finding new ways to connect and assemble online. These livestream conversations from the early days of the pandemic are a precursor to the Assembly’s week-long virtual festival.

Join the Rural Assembly Network

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There’s Even More to See

For even more, check out our full archive of coverage showcasing the work of the Rural Assembly.

To learn more about the Rural Assembly, visit

Editor’s Note: The Rural Assembly is a program of the Center for Rural Strategies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which also publishes the Daily Yonder.