Aspire Appalachia: Collaborations in Rural Development Conference

August 2016

An Appalachian Regional Commission Conference
Hosted by the State of Tennessee

August 30–31, 2016
Millennium Centre
Johnson City, Tennessee

Rural communities are the backbone of the Appalachian Region. The people, places, and development potential in these areas are valuable assets that can help Appalachia build a robust and resilient economy. ARC's August 30-31 Aspire Appalachia conference, hosted by the state of Tennessee, explored how rural workforce development, entrepreneurship, infrastructure development, leadership, and asset development can continue making Appalachia America’s next great investment opportunity.

Conference sessions focused on ARC’s strategic plan goals, highlighting examples of investments in rural Appalachia that: Learn more:

Conference Program
PDF: 1.6 MB

Session Videos
Videos of the conference's plenary and concurrent sessions are available on ARC's YouTube channel.

Speaker Presentations—Concurrent Sessions
Presentations given during the conference's concurrent sessions are posted here as available. This list does not include all presentations given at the conference.