Regional Gatherings

Regional Strategic Gatherings connect the work of the Appalachian Transition Fellowship to a wider participant base around opportunities in important economic sectors.   These sessions provide a space for people from non-profits, business, philanthropy, and educational groups throughout the region to share their work, and identify challenges and strategies to move the sector forward in Central Appalachia.

In 2014-15, regional gatherings focused on three important areas that are providing opportunities for sustainable economic transition in the region: Food, Energy, and Alternative Economies.  We welcomed people and groups working in these areas to join the fellows and host communities in a regional gathering to convene various sectors throughout Appalachia who might not otherwise have an opportunity to talk and strategize (non-profit, government, business, etc.).

Appalachian Transition Fellowship Closing Gathering

May 18-19, 2015 / Knoxville, TN

"Strengthening ALTERNATIVE ECONOMIES in Appalachia"

March 4-5, 2015 / Hawks Nest State Park / Fayetteville, WV 

This gathering was cancelled due to extreme weather in the region.


December 4-5, 2014 / Benham, KY

Final Report, Resource Guide, Photos, Maps, and more information coming soon!

"Strengthening Local Food Systems in Appalachia" 

Oct. 29-30, 2014 / Abingdon, VA 

Click here for a Final Report, Resource Guide, Photos, Maps, and more information from the gathering!