The Small Cities Conference 

Since 2001, the Center for Middletown Studies has convened periodic multidisciplinary conferences devoted to examining the history, present challenges, and future prospects of communities that are neither metropolitan centers nor small towns. Recent conferences, jointly organized with the Center for Business and Economic Research, the Indiana Communities Institute, and the RUPRI Center for State Policy, have brought together academics and policymakers to focus on contemporary challenges facing small cities and rural communities.  

More details on the most recent and upcoming conferences can be found here.  View a selection of past programs here.