Thank you for your interest in the Rural Education Summit. Registration has reached capacity. Please click here to join our newsletter mailing list and stay connected. Seats are still available for Beth Macy’s community keynote on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Moss Arts Center! Click here to register. Summit Schedule Wednesday Workshops Summit Location Speaker Bios Join as an Exhibitor Become a Sponsor Thanks to the generous support from Outreach and International Affairs, bestselling author Beth Macy will provide our Community Keynote on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Moss Arts Center. Beth Macy is a Virginia-based journalist who writes about outsiders and underdogs. Raised poor in a small Ohio community, she is the award-winning author of three New York Times bestselling books examining rural communities left behind by corporate greed and political indifference. Her first book, Factory Man, explored the aftermath of globalization and won a J. Anthony Lukas Prize. Dopesick was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, won the L.A. Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, and was described as a “masterwork of narrative nonfiction” by The New York Times. Bestselling author Beth Macy talks outsiders, underdogs, and the importance of hope Macy will speak Aug. 23 at Moss Arts Center as part of the Rural Education Summit.Her interview and more information was featured in this article on the Virginia Tech website on August 9, 2023. Click here to read the complete article. Click here to register to attend her talk at the Moss Arts Center The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center VENUE: The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center Experience a rich blend of history and comfort at our hotel in the heart of the Virginia Tech campus. However, rooms at the Inn are limited, so reserve soon! For more information, please visit this page!