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Registration for the Appalachia Rises©: Resilience, Strength & Transformation! Conference is Now Open!

September 11 @ 1:00 pm - September 12 @ 8:00 pm

Registration is Now Open! 🎉Join ARC and the Commonwealth of Kentucky in Ashland, KY, September 11-12, 2023.

Registration is now open for ARC’s 2023 annual conference, Appalachia Rises©: Resilience, Strength & Transformation! We’re excited to welcome you and hundreds of other collaborators from across Appalachia to Ashland, KentuckySeptember 11-12.With a special focus on the importance of resiliency and collaboration in the region, the 2023 conference will feature partners from across Appalachia who work daily to strengthen communities by creating and expanding workforce development, growing outdoor recreation, developing entrepreneurs, and building leadership and community capacity.

Conference Highlights

  • Join ARC’s 2023 States’ Co-Chair Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky and special guest Coach John Calipari of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team for a fireside chat on their experiences and work in Appalachia;
  • Tailor your conference experience based on your areas of interest, with broadband, tourism, entrepreneurship, workforce development, and more showcased in concurrent sessions;
  • Explore Ashland’s revitalized downtown, home to a variety of small businesses, cultural attractions, and natural assets;
  • Experience world-class, locally rooted entertainment with a special musical performance at the historic Paramount Arts Center;
  • See ARC’s investments brought to life in and around Ashland, Kentucky through cross-sector and cross-boundary partnerships that are driving economic prosperity in the Ashland, KY-Ironton, OH-Huntington, WV tri-state area.