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Central Appalachian Network Convening

The Central Appalachian Network (CAN) welcomes you to join the 2024 CAN Convening on April 2-4th 2024 at the Mountain Health Arena in Huntington, West Virginia. The CAN Convening aspires to:  Inform and advance collaborative regional strategies in the sectors of clean energy, climate change and resilience, creative reuse of…
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West Virginia

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference

The WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference is the state’s premier professional learning and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, resource providers, and/or public, private, and government entities supporting entrepreneurs. The one-day event features compelling keynotes, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and extensive networking opportunities for attendees. Who should attend? Current and prospective entrepreneurs Small…
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Catalyzing Economic Development in Pennsylvania’s Energy Communities

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) will host an event in Westmoreland County, PA to highlight federal opportunities that can help catalyze economic development in Pennsylvania’s energy communities.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with federal officials…
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SOAR Summit ’23

Join us for the 2023 SOAR Summit, presented by Appalachian Wireless and the Appalachian Regional Commission, at the Corbin Arena on October 3-4. Registration is $75 and includes: Two full days of programming. Breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days. The SOAR Summit…
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Appalachian Big Ideas Festival

Appalachian Big Ideas Festival (ABIF) announces its programming and line-up of dynamic talent, panelists, and performances for the 2nd annual event to be held throughout Hazard, KY October 5-7th. ABIF is a three-day experience of insightful storytelling, arts, culture, and community building. Registration is now open for the…
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Stop 5: Building Community Leaders and Capacity

ARC is hitting the road to showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned. At Stop #5, we’ll focus on building Appalachia’s community leaders and capacity. This event – our final stop – will feature elected officials, economic development leaders,…
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Kentucky

Rural Partners Network Community Forum in Pineville, KY

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation is hosting this forum for local government, nonprofits, and community partners working in these Appalachian Kentucky counties: Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, Whitley, and adjacent counties. The event will build collaboration, capacity, and relationships by connecting the Community…
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Opportunity Appalachia Investor Convening

Opportunity Appalachia brings new investment to underserved Central Appalachian communities, creating new jobs and businesses that support sustainable growth. Our portfolio of high impact projects provides both robust social return as well as an attractive financial return.  The Investor Convening will feature 33 Opportunity Appalachia projects seeking…
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ARC 2023 Annual Conference

ARC’s 2023 annual conference, Appalachia Rises©: Resilience, Strength & Transformation welcomed hundreds of collaborators from across Appalachia to Ashland, Kentucky on September 11-12.With a special focus on the importance of resiliency and collaboration in the region, the 2023 conference features partners from across Appalachia who work…
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HBCU Engage: Partnerships to Expand Research Capabilities

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), industry, government, nonprofits, and other institutions have much to gain by collaborating and partnering for research and program development. HBCU Engage is the premier event that convenes representatives from all sectors to enhance partnerships and forge new collaborations. This multi-sector forum convenes thought leaders…
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Stop 4: Building Appalachia’s Infrastructure

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned. At Stop #4, we’ll focus on building Appalachia’s infrastructure. This event will feature governors, economic development leaders, and community members from …
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Appalachian Gathering for Recovery Solutions – Second Edition

In-person and virtual options available! The Appalachian Gathering for Recovery Solutions – second edition seeks to provide opportunities for in-person communication and networking by bringing representatives from all recovery programs and resources in Eastern Kentucky together for a free one-day gathering on March 9, 2023, at the Union College campus…
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Stop 3: Building Appalachian Businesses

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan – Appalachia Envisioned – and stop #3 on the roadshow will focus on building Appalachian businesses. This event will feature governors, business development leaders, and community members from …
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One Appalachia: Connection & Collaboration

Watch the live recording of #OneAppalachia’s opening session October 18, 2022. In October 2022, ARC hosted our annual conference, One Appalachia: Connection & Collaboration, alongside 2022 States’ Co-Chair Governor Larry Hogan and the state of Maryland at the Rocky Gap Resort in Flintstone, Maryland. The event brought together 300 Appalachians…
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SRC Live! Promoting Rural Broadband Networks

NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association will host SRC Live!, an interactive summit for rural fiber broadband providers and local government, community and industry leaders to identify best practices aimed at improving rural viability and prosperity through broadband-enabled smart ag, economic development, education, telehealth and other services. This breakthrough event…
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