Learn how to build a business, navigate federal Census data online or stop the population decline of small towns at the 2015 South Dakota Demography Conference. For the just-released complete schedule of speakers and sessions for Thursday, Oct. 8, and Friday, Oct. 9, see below.
You can register for the conference online.
The conference, to be held from Wednesday, Oct. 7, through Friday, Oct. 9, at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus in Rapid City, includes a mini-conference on Thursday morning, Focus on the Economy, and a keynote luncheon on Friday, from Reservation to Rapid City. Separate tickets are available for those events for those who are unable to attend the entire conference.
Conference organizers are proud to welcome presenters and speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, the Government Research Bureau at the University of South Dakota, the South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development, Kids Count, Augustana University, the Great Plains Tribal Chairman's Association, SDSU Extension, South Dakota Rural Life and Census Data Center, Arts Rapid City and the South Dakota Dashboard/Black Hills Knowledge Network.
There's a Welcome Reception from 6 pm to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology / Surbeck Center. Conference registrants are invited to a reception at The Garage in downtown Rapid City, 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 8.
Here's the conference schedule: