Rural Symposium

The Rural Symposium is an annual opportunity for University of Guelph graduate students to showcase their rural research to policymakers, policy analysts, and program staff from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The event facilitates knowledge mobilization and network building between graduate students at the University of Guelph, researchers, and OMAFRA.

2024 Rural Symposium

The 2024 Rural Symposium will take place on March 5, 2024, at the Conference Centre at 1 Stone Road West in Guelph. The event will take place from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm.


Everyone is welcome to participate in the Rural Symposium! The event is free; however, registration is requested to facilitate planning by registering online using the Qualtrics link.

You may review the 2024 Rural Symposium program on the Rural Development website.

Presentations, posters, and other materials from previous Rural Symposiums can be found online: