Register For the AppFellows Regional Gathering: August 16-17, 2017!

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The Highlander Center’s Appalachian Transition Fellowship program invites you to join the 2017 fellows, host communities, and folks from across Central Appalachia at this regional gathering on August 16-17, 2017, in Abingdon, VA. The "Sharing Our Stories" regional gathering will be for folks in Appalachia to share and learn about our history, our people, and our land, and to craft and share stories about our lives in the region, our work to support communities, and our vision for a just, sustainable Appalachia. More details to come!

Sharing Our STories

Abingdon, VA / SW Virginia 4h Educational Center


For folks who aren't an AppFellow or AppFellows host community you will need to make your own lodging arrangements at the Southwest Virginia 4H Educational Center at: 25236 Hillman Highway, Abingdon VA 24210 by calling 276-676-6180. Rooms range from $20 to $53 per night. There are also hotels nearby.

Rooms are available for ~$100 a night at the Country Inn at 940 E Main St, Abingdon, VA 24210 - Phone #: (276) 676-2829

Rooms are available for ~$60 a night at Red Roof Inn at 887 Empire Dr SW, Abingdon, VA 24210 - Phone #: (276) 628-7131


Breakfast and lunch on Wednesday August 16th and breakfast on Thursday August 17th will be covered.

Name *
(Please share any specific issues the gathering should address, as well as specific outcomes for you and/or the region):
(Please include any information you would like to share, any materials or resources available to participants, and if you are interested in facilitating a discussion or session):
(We'd prefer people pay online at: or alternatively folks can pay with check or cash upon arrival)
For AppFellows and AppFellows host communities only: Please indicate if you will need lodging at the event site on either August 15 and/or 16. Lodging is paid for all AppFellows and any interested AppFellow host community members.