Agenda at a Glance

TUESDAY, APRIL 14 

Participants arrive to venue in the morning or early afternoon. Some participants may choose to arrive in the evening before the conference begins. 

10:00a - 2:00p

Pre-conference Event: "Singing in the Smokies(Optional, pre-registration required, space limited)

12:00p 

Registration Opens

2:15-3:00

Introduction and Update of the Network 

2:30 – 5:45p

Group Meetings (Current and Prospective Group Members)

  • 2:30 - 4:00p Equity, Energy and Natural Resources, and Food and Agriculture

  • 4:15 - 5:45p Arts and Culture, Health, and Place-Based Foundations

3:15-5:30

Invest Appalachia Series and Open Space

  • Session 1: 3:15-4:00p

  • Session 2: 4:15-5:30p

5:30 – 6:00p 

Break

6:00 – 8:00p 

Reception with musical performance, Hills and Hollowssponsored by United Healthcare

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15 

7:00 – 7:45a

Wake-up Yoga Class (optional)

 7:45a 

Registration Opens 

8:00 – 9:45a 

Welcome, Breakfast, and Keynote sponsored by Tennessee Department of Health

Sarah Smarsh: best selling author of Heartland and host of Homecomers.

9:45 – 10:15a

Networking Opportunity and Break

10:00 – 11:30a 

Equity Focused Deep Dives

11:30-12:00a  Networking Opportunity and Break

12:00 - 1:15p

Lunch and Carpet Bag Theatre Co Performance

1:45 - 5:30p 

Learning Journeys

6:00  - 8:30p

Dinner and Celebration of 11 Years of the Appalachia Funders Network 

9:00p 

 Afterparty and Trivia (optional)



THURSDAY, APRIL 16

8:00-9:30a 

Breakfast and Official Closing

9:00-10:15a 

"Economic Update: The Numbers and Beyond" led by Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

10:00 – 11:30a 

Critical Conversations, Invest Appalachia Session, and Open Space

11:45-12:30p

Closing Lunch (vouchers)

1:00p

Dollywood Theme Park (optional)

 The Dollywood theme park pass is not included with registration. This is a separate fee and can be purchased on site or online prior to the event. 

Participants depart in the afternoon.