The Urban Appalachian Community Coalition and the Appalachian Studies Association are pleased to offer Greater Cincinnati residents* free registration for all Saturday, April 7 daytime activities of the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association annual conference, at the Millennium and Hyatt Hotels in downtown Cincinnati.

The 2018 conference, “Restitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders,” is a rare opportunity to join more than 1,000 regional, national, and international leaders, scholars, educators, service providers, activists, advocates, and artists in order to:

  • Engage in results-oriented dialogue about the issues that most directly affect residents of both the Appalachian region and the greater Cincinnati area, especially health, education, environmental sustainability, economic development, diversity and inclusion, and migration, and
  • Celebrate the many diverse heritages of Appalachian peoples in greater Cincinnati and the region.

This free Community Day will include mini-plenaries in the morning (8:30 AM) and afternoon (4:30 PM) and sessions throughout the day which will address common challenges and uncommon solutions to issues, led by those actively engaged with the community, using real-life experiences. For a complete listing of conference activities, see the Preliminary Program

On April 7, a badge for admission to conference sessions will be ready for you at the registration desk on the second floor of the Millennium Hotel, 150 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

Note: Please also consider joining us for the Urban Appalachian Showcase, 7:30 – 9:30 PM, Saturday, April 7 at the Aronoff Center, Jarson-Kaplan Theater, 650 Walnut Street (tickets required) and for any or all of the FREE ASA 2018 Community Entertainment programs, Thursday, April 5 –  Saturday, April 7 in downtown, Over the Rhine and Northern Kentucky locations.

* Greater Cincinnati is defined as Brown, Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton Counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ohio and Union Counties in Indiana.

Certification of Participation By Pre-K-12 Teachers for Professional Development

Pre-K-12 teachers participating in Community Day or in any part of the conference  can have their attendance documented for possible professional development units. Teachers will need to obtain an attendance sheet from the registration desk, identify the convener or host in each session they attend, and have him/her sign the sheet. At the conclusion of the conference, teachers must submit their attendance sheet to the registration desk and after all hours are tallied they will be able to obtain a signed Appalachian Studies Association certificate, verifying their attendance and the number of participation hours. It is the responsibility of the teachers to confirm with their respective school districts that their conference participation will count toward professional development units.