Appalachian Studies Association Conference

The 36th Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference, "Communities in Action, Landscapes in Change," will be hosted by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Appalachian State University March 22-24 in Plemmons Student Union. The conference is an interdisciplinary gathering of scholars, activists, and professionals focusing on the Appalachian mountain region. About 850 people from around the region, the nation, and the world will attend the conference. More than 85 ASU faculty, students, and staff will participate in the conference, which will have about 175 sessions. Dr. William Ferris, director of the National Endowment for the Humanities during the Clinton Administration, will deliver the keynote address Friday, March 22, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Parkway Ballroom Rm 420, Plemmons Student Union. The keynote address is free and open to the public.

The preliminary conference program is available online. [PDF]


Dates and Times

Date and Time Admission Location Map Link
Fri, 03/22/2013 - 12:00pm - Sun, 03/24/2013 - 12:30pm Conference Registration for presenters $155; $105 students Plemmons Student Union View Map

Contact Information

Debbie Bauer
(828) 262-4089
Center for Appalachian Studies


305 Bodenheimer Drive
Living Learning Center
Room 109
PO Box 32018
Boone, NC 28608-2018

Mon-Fri 8am to 5pm

Dr. William R. Schumann
Center Director
LLA 110

Dr. Katherine E. Ledford
Program Director
LLA 108

Mrs. Debbie Bauer
Administrative Assistant
LLA 109

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