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.
"STRENGTHENING APPALACHIA: SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, RENEWABLE ENERGY AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY"
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!