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ERV

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Mar 18, 2013 | We Kan! Conference a success

    More than 100 rural leaders, doers, and advocates from around the state attended the

We Kan! Conference held March 12-13 in Salina.

    With the theme being "Collective Brilliance," everyone was encouraged to lend their

voice throughout the conference.

    Conference options included the "Geek Out" session on March 12, a tour of "The City"

teen center in Salina, and an evening of shopping and eating in Lindsborg.

    The all-day session included breakout sessions about a "buy local" campaign, housing,

community energy, community kitchens, Constant Contact, and regional collaboration.

Attendees also had the opportunity to choose five of 27 speed learning sessions for

shorter and more personal contact with the presenter. Other highlights were the "Local

Price is Always Right" game show and an inspiring Kansas slide show put to music.

    The conference highlight was the video preview of KanStarter, an online service

designed to match community projects with those who want to help. The project is a

collaboration of the Kansas Sampler Foundation and the Reflective Group of Baldwin

City. Marci Penner, foundation director said, "Though it will take several months for

KanStarter to be ready to go, the potential to make an incredible impact in rural

communities is there. Mike Bosch and his Reflective Group of "small town geeks" have a

great passion for rural communities. Their skills matched with our network and awareness

of common issues will offer communities some exciting support."


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