Register For the AppFellows 2017 Closing Gathering: Dec 14-15, 2017!

The Highlander Center’s Appalachian Transition Fellowship program invites people, groups, and communities throughout Central Appalachia to join us for the closing gathering of the 2017 AppFellows cohort on Dec 14-15 in Knoxville, TN. The gathering will be a space where AppFellows and Host Communities can share the incredible work they've done as a part of the second cohort of the Appalachian Transition Fellowship Program. All interested community members are encouraged to attend this celebration which will be full of deep learning and exciting opportunities to learn about being a part of the upcoming third AppFellows cohort!

Please complete the registration below to reserve your spot before it's gone!

The AppFellows program supports emerging leaders in the region with a year-long, full-time fellowship in host communities and organizations throughout Central Appalachia working to advance our economies toward more just, sustainable, community-led solutions. The program boosts capacity, connectivity, and collaboration across sectors, across communities, and across the region. For more information, email

AppFellows 2017 Closing gathering

Knoxville,TN / Tennessee Valley Universal Unitarian Church

Lunch on Thursday December 14th & breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Friday December 15th will be covered for all attendees.

For folks who aren't an AppFellow or AppFellows host community you will need to make your own lodging arrangements if you plan on staying the night in Knoxville. The gathering will be at the Universal Unitarian Church at:  2391 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919. Nearby hotel rooms range from $50 to $111 per night.

  • Holiday Inn Knoxville Downtown
    • $96 a night
    • 525 Henley St, Knoxville TN 37902
    • 865-522-2800
  • Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville/University
    • $116 a night
    • 1706 Cumberland Ave, Knoxville TN 37916
    • 864-437-5500
  • Comfort Inn and Suites
    • $80 a night
    • 7737 Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN 37917
    • 865-690-0034
  • Red Roof Inn Knoxville West – Cedar Bluff
    • $50 a night
    • 208 Market Pl Blvd, Knoxville TN 37922
    • 865-691-1664
  • Alternatively, if you’re interested in being connected with someone in Knoxville whose couch you can stay on let us know and we’ll do our best to help with that!


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(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):
For AppFellows and AppFellows host communities only: Please indicate if you will need lodging at the event site on either Dec 13th, 14th, and/or 15th. Lodging is paid for all AppFellows and any interested AppFellow host community members.