RuralRise Quick Pitch Proposal
The RuralRise Summit Planning Committee invites you to submit a quick pitch proposal for the 2021 RuralRISE Virtual Leadership Academy and Summit. This virtual event will continue the tradition of quick pitch talks to provide an opportunity to learn about successful projects/partnerships.

This is a virtual event via zoom platform, You can feature a video, slides or you speaking, but please keep the time to 5 minutes max.

What is a Quick Pitch talk?

It is a crisp, brief, 5-slide/video and 5-minute overview of a program or project that is scalable, repeatable and has been successful in developing funding, deploying broadband, developing partnerships, etc.

The Goal: We want to expose attendees to as many working rural programs, projects, resources, etc.

We want rural communities to learn from each other.

The RuralRISE Summit Planning Committee will review all proposals and select Quick Pitch speakers based on content, relevance, and balance.

How successful talks work: Get to the point! Keep it brief! Time it.

Our goal is to provide a synopsis, a Cliff-Notes version of your project.

We will select quick pitches for the summit as well as placement on the RuralRISE Website - we will also include links to your program, etc.

Please submit application (this form) by August 25th.
We will review and contact the selected quick pitches by August 29th.
If selected, we request the video/presentation Quick Pitches by September 13th.
Please contact connect@ruralrise.org or tmetzer@resourcedev.org for questions.

PLEASE NOTE: We will be posting all presentations on the RuralRISE website after the summit. By presenting you agree to allow us to post your presentation.

Videos will be uploaded via Vimeo - please email connect@ruralrise.org for link.

Acceptable file formats:

Vimeo supports just about any kind of video file, including these common formats: MP4, MOV, WMV, AVI, and FLV. In the rare circumstance that a format is not supported, an Invalid File error is displayed on the video page. All videos uploaded to Vimeo will be converted to square pixels. Regardless of format, all videos will be displayed at the correct aspect ratio.
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