​The Center for the Small City, housed in the College of Letters and Science of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was established in 1979. The center sponsors a biennial national conference that brings academics, small city elected officials and staff together to discuss the development, needs, and problems affecting small cities. From these national conferences, the center publishes Proceedings: Small City and Regional Community, now available in 14 volumes. The conference is held at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point every fourth year. In other years, the conference meets at different locations.  In recent years, the conference has been held at the University of Louisville, Western Michigan University, and Illinois State. Each conference has a theme in addition to panels on a wide range of issues important to small cities.

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​23rd Conference on the Small City & Regional Community

Theme: Building Infrastructure in Small Cities, Towns, & Rural Areas: Current Needs & Future Designs

Virtual access to conference is available at this link. Meeting Id: 967 2961 369

Access to conference program is available here

For inquiries, please contact one of the co-directors of the UWSP Center for the Small City: Ish Odogba (iodogba@uwsp.edu), Ed Miller (emiller@uwsp.edu), or Bob Wolensky (rwolensk@uwsp.edu).