General Session

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General Session

April 12 @ 8:30 am 9:55 am

Welcoming remarks

Lt. Governor Stavros Anthony and City of Mesquite Mayor Allan Litman

Welcome to Mesquite and the first in-person Rural Roundup since 2019!

Travel Nevada update

Brenda Scolari, Director of Tourism & Cultural Affairs

Hear updates on the State of the Tourism Industry including state projects on the horizon and what’s next for Travel Nevada.  

Keynote Speaker: How to Tell a Great Story, Just Like Mark Twain

Michael P. Branch

Everyone has a story to tell, but what makes a story memorable? Learn about the power of storytelling from noted humorist, writer, and UNR professor Michael P. Branch, who has published ten books and more than 300 essays (but is still a lot of fun despite all that). Mike’s books include On the Trail of the Jackalope (his latest), and his trilogy about raising a family in rural Nevada: Raising Wild, Rants from the Hill, and How to Cuss in Western.