Due to COVID-19, Longwood University requires face coverings inside all buildings on campus

All speakers and panels at the 2021 Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity will occur in the Blackwell Ballroom, located inside the Rotunda Building at Longwood University.


The closest address for the Rotunda Building is 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909. Their will be directional signage directing attendees to the Rotunda/Blackwell Ballroom.


Please note:

The Virginia Rural Leadership Institute (VRLI) reception occurring on Wednesday November 3 will take place at Hotel Weyanoke, located at 202 High Street, Farmville VA 23901.


The reception occurring on Thursday, November 4 will occur at Radcliff Hall/Longwood Admissions Building, located at 310 Buffalo Street, Farmville VA 23901. It is directly across the street from the Rotunda.

Presented by:

In person registration has closed. Virtual Registration is still available for all main stage sessions including:

  • Governor Ralph Northam addressing Rural Virginians

  • Rural Broadband Update

  • Regional Entrepreneurship and Vibrant Communities Panel

  • US Census Update

  •  “Successful Broadband Partnerships” Panel

  • Introduction of the 2022-2026 Virginia Rural Health Plan and Data Commons 

  • Dr. Stephen Moret addressing Rural Virginians

Thursday, November 4th - November 5th

at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia


Keynote Speaker

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Ralph S. Northam