The Schedule for the July 2018 Delta Regional Forum Has Been Posted!

The program for the 2018 Delta Regional Forum is now available. See the schedule overview below, and click here for the full program. See our events page for more info about registering for the conference, which will be held at the Coahoma County Higher Education Center in Clarksdale on July 18-19.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Time Event Location
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast Cutrer Lobby and


9:00 AM 9:30 AM Introduction and Opening Remarks Ballroom
9:30 AM 10:45 AM Plenary Session 1: State of the Delta Ballroom
10:45 AM 10:55 AM Break

10:55 AM


12:10 PM

Workshop 1: Accessing Data on Children and Families: Mississippi KIDS COUNT Ballroom
Panel 1: Challenges, Opportunities, and Innovations for Workforce Development and Family Economic Security Lewis 301
12:10 PM 1:10 PM Networking Lunch Cutrer Lobby
1:10 PM 1:20 PM Break  
1:20 PM 2:35 PM Plenary Session 2: Delta Scholars Student Presentations Ballroom
2:35 PM 2:45 PM Break  

2:45 PM


4:00 PM


Workshop 2: The Future of Data Dissemination at the US Census Bureau Ballroom
Paper Presentations 1: Land, Food Systems, and Policy Lewis 301
4:00 PM 4:10 PM Break  

4:10 PM


5:25 PM

Panel 2: Interdisciplinary and Community Engagement Approaches: The Case of Lead in the Mississippi Delta Ballroom
Paper Presentations 2: Health Programs, Evaluation, and Lessons Learned Lewis 301
5:25 PM   Dinner on Your Own  


Thursday, July 19, 2018


Time Event Location
8:00 AM 9:30 AM Delta Directions Board Meeting Ballroom

9:00 AM


11:30 AM

Field Trip Opportunity:

Innovative Initiatives in Downtown Clarksdale

Meet at the CCHEC

11:30 AM


1:00 PM


Lunch and Poster Set-up

Cutrer Lobby and


12:00 PM 1:00 PM Poster Session  

1:00 PM




2:15 PM


Panel 3: Healthy Students for a Better Tomorrow: Promoting Physical and Mental Well-Being in Schools Ballroom
Panel 4: Amplifying Delta Voices through Public Data Lewis 301
2:15 PM 2:25 PM Break

2:25 PM



3:40 PM


The Road to the 2020 Census: Focus on Mississippi Ballroom
Workshop 3: Healthy Communities: The Intersection of Community Development and Health Lewis 301
3:40 PM 3:50 PM Break  

3:50 PM



5:00 PM


Paper Presentations 3: Maternal and Infant Health Ballroom


Lewis 301

Paper Presentations 4: Building Human Capital for Community Development


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