Rural Futures Conference poster competition is open


The 2015 Rural Futures Conference poster competition is open for undergraduate and graduate students who wish to present a poster on “big idea” research questions that showcase new knowledge and bold ideas.

Participants must submit a 250-word abstract by Sept. 18. Up to ,500 in cash will be awarded in the undergraduate category, and up to ,000 in cash in the graduate category.

Posters should address the conference them “Hope Inspires Vision.” Entires may feature research currently underway or ideas for future research that include hope, or exemplify the Rural Futures Institute’s core values: bold, innovative, collaborative, reflective, transdisciplinary, agile and reflective.

Posters will be presented at the Rural Futures Conference hosted by the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska. Attendees will be able to participate at one of two locations: Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center in Lincoln on Oct. 21–23, or the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis on Oct. 21–22.

The conference aims to engage University of Nebraska faculty, staff and students along with community and organizational partners in envisioning a brighter future for rural communities.

The Rural Futures Conference poster committee will review the abstracts and notify presenters of their acceptance via email by Sept. 25. To be eligible for the cash awards, students must have had their abstract accepted and register for the conference at the location where they are presenting their poster.

Faculty and university partners may also display posters, but are not eligible for the competition.

For more details on submission guidelines, prizes and deadlines, call 402-472-4977 or visit

Complete details on additional engagement opportunities and the entire conference agenda are available at


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