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.

Individuals must pre-register at to participate in Community Day by March 26.

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.

Lunch is available at the reduced price of $10; if lunch is desired, it must be purchased by March 26. Lunch can be purchased using the button below. Payment for lunch is not available on the registration site, above.

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.