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Outstanding Rural Health Awards

Each year, champions of rural healthcare are honored with awards at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health. The awards will be presented during a banquet lunch.

June 5, 2024

Alerus Center • Grand Forks, North Dakota
11:50 am – 1:20 pm Central


What should I wear?
Business casual is suggested, but not required.

Who can attend?
The event is open to everyone. All age groups are welcome. In addition to conference attendees, we also encourage family, friends, and colleagues of the award recipients to attend.

How much does it cost to attend?

  • Awardee recipients receive two complimentary tickets for themselves and a guest.
  • Awards banquet ticket is included with conference registration.
  • Additional banquet tickets for those not registered to attend the conference are $30.

How do I purchase extra banquet tickets?
Banquet tickets are included for all registered conference attendees, but if you would like to purchase additional banquet tickets for guests that are not attending the conference, you can purchase banquet tickets online. If you have any problems purchasing tickets, please contact the Office of Extended Learning at (701) 777-0488. For general assistance, email Brittany at

How can I be sure I'm seated with my group?
In order to be seated with a specific awardee, you must submit your registration and seating preference no later than May 10, 2024. For general banquet attendance, with no seat preference, you can register at any time.

Note: We encourage you to register for the banquet ahead of time so we have an accurate head count for catering.

Where should I pick up my banquet ticket(s) when I arrive at the banquet?
Please go to the registration desk in the lobby to pick up your tickets.