Appearances

Speaking events and rural conferences

National and International events:

  • Rural speaker Becky McCray presents the keynote in Ontario for the OACFDC.

    Becky McCray presents the keynote for the Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations.

    International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Annual Conference

  • National Summit on Rural Entrepreneurship
  • American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) National Conference
  • Business and Professional Women (BPW) USA National Conference
  • National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) webinar and Twitter chat
  • South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW)two times
  • BlogWorld Expo, five times: New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Canada:

  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Municipal Economic Development Forum
  • Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations Conference
  • Algoma Workforce Investment Board, Ontario
  • Norfolk County Tourism and Economic Development Symposium

UK:

  • 140 Characters Conference, London

Australia:

  • TEDxGympie: Innovation in Rural Communities

Keynote appearances:

  • Rural speaker Becky McCray presenting the keynote address at SMTulsa Conference in 2015--her fifth keynote for SMTulsa.

    Rural speaker Becky McCray presenting the keynote address at SMTulsa Conference in 2015–her fifth keynote for SMTulsa.

    Tri-State Agritourism Conference

  • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Municipal Economic Development Forum
  • Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations Conference
  • Michigan Small Town and Rural Development Conference, two times
  • RuralX Summit
  • RevitalizeWA: Washington State historic preservation and Main Street Conference
  • Small Town Conference, Oklahoma Main Street
  • Big Ideas for Small Communities, North Dakota Department of Commerce
  • Social Media Tulsa Conference, five times
  • Economic Development Forums, Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas, two forums
  • Tourism and Economic Development Symposium, Norfolk County, Ontario
  • Community Connect Forum, University of North Dakota Center for Community Engagement
  • #EstillRising, Estill County, Kentucky
  • Doing Business Creatively in a Northern Community, Northern Ontario

Speaking and Events for 2016

Because I really am a small business owner in a small town, I limit my speaking trips and stay in touch with the real world.

  • Rural marketing webinar, North Dakota Department of Commerce, What Works in Rural Marketing Today: Be heard without shouting, January 12, 2016.
  • Northwest Oklahoma Workforce Board, Microstartups and Innovative Rural Business Models, Feb 25, 2016.
  • Webinar, SaveYour.Town, 8 Innovative Rural Business Models, with Deb Brown, March 16, 2016.
  • SMTulsa, Oklahoma. Pre-conference workshop: Get Your Speak On: Becoming a more professional speaker, and Delivery: Mentoring Panel with Cheryl Lawson and Rob Hatch. Main event: How to Make the Most out of SMTulsa panel with Mandy Vavrinak and Roxanne R. Roark. 6th consecutive year to be featured at SMTulsa, March 30, 2016.
  • Becky McCray speaking at Workforce Partners Conference, Oklahoma.

    Becky McCray sharing innovative rural business models at the Oklahoma Works Partners Conference.

    Webinar, SaveYour.Town, Rural Jobs Creation Strategies: Collisions, Serendipity, and the Hybrid Vigor of Ideas, with Deb Brown, April 20, 2016.

  • Oklahoma Works Partners Conference, 8 Innovative Rural Business Models: Encouraging Entrepreneurship Through Small Steps, April 22, 2016.
  • Webinar, SaveYour.Town, Gather Your Crowd: Changing Small Town Attitudes Toward Entrepreneurship, with Deb Brown, June 8, 2016.
  • Brainstorming with Lake Arrowhead Village Merchant’s Association, Lake Arrowhead, California, June 15, 2016.
  • Webinar, SaveYour.Town, Filling the Gaps: What to Do About Empty Lots & Roofless Buildings, with Deb Brown, SaveYour.Town, July 12, 2016.
  • RuralX Summit, Keynote: Top 5 Innovative Rural Business Models, with Deb Brown, Aberdeen, South Dakota, July 19-20, 2016.
  • #EstillRising, Keynote: Bringing BIG Ideas to Life: Small Town Secrets to Success, Estill County, Kentucky, July 29, 2016.
  • Webinar, SaveYour.Town, Filling Empty Buildings: Identifying problems and finding solutions to downtown vacancies, with Deb Brown, August 16, 2016.
  • Webinar, SaveYour.Town, Bringing BIG Ideas to Life: Small Town Secrets to Success, with Deb Brown, September 7, 2016.
  • Rural Business and Innovation Summit, Keynote: Small Towns Have a Future: 10 Trends in Our Favor, Klamath County, Oregon, September 14-15, 2016.

Want to talk with me about holding a date for your event? You can do that on the contact form.

Time to start thinking about 2017!

  • FarmTech 2017, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, January 31-February 2, 2017.
  • Keynote and Brainstorming, community visit, Elkhart, Kansas, February 7, 2017.
  • Rural Community Vitality Summit, 3 part keynote: Innovative Rural Business Models, Rural Jobs Creation Strategies, Gather Your Crowd. Marion County, Oregon, March 7, 2017.

Previous Appearances

You can check a detailed list of 170 of my previous speaking appearances here.

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