ASA 2018 Conference

In April of 2018, UACC hosted the Appalachian Studies Conference in downtown Cincinnati, attracting nearly a thousand Appalachian scholars, artists, and activists to our city. We have archived all of the conference materials at the links below. To explore the archive, visit the any of the links below:

UACC report on conference successes:

Original conference page:

Conference Themes:

ASA Online Program:

ASA 2018 Photos:

ASA Community Day:

ASA 2018 Community Entertainment:

Urban Appalachian Film Festival:

Urban Appalachian Showcase:

Walking the Road to Health Together:

Writing the Region Writers Workshop:

ASA Volunteers:

Sponsorship Opportunities:

UACC would like to thank our sponsors and partners for their enthusiastic support in bringing ASA 2018 to Cincinnati:


Interact for Health, Lead Sponsor

Francie and John Pepper

Ariel Miller

Center for Closing the Health Gap

Murray & Agnes Seasongood Good Government Foundation

Louise Spiegel

The Diocese of Southern Ohio (Episcopal)

Appalachian Community Development Association

George & Margaret McLane Foundation

Miami U Regionals Appalachian Studies

Osborn, Williams and Donohoe, LLP

Prestige AV and Creative Services

SC Ministry Foundation

United Way of Greater Cincinnati

McSwain Carpets & Floors

Thomas More College

University of Cincinnati

Archdiocese Catholic Social Action Office and Hispanic Ministry Office

Glenmary Home Missioners

Mt. St. Joseph University

Wagner Family Fund

Warsaw Federal Savings and Loan

Xavier University

Episcopal Congregations of Appalachian Ohio

Hearth Arts and Entertainment Fund

Jay D. Raymond and Beulah W. Raymond Endowment Fund

Western and Southern Financial Group

Dick and Debbie Westheimer

Ohio Transformation Fund

Joseph N.Brashear

Chatfield College

Jeffrey Dey

Dinsmore and Shohl, LLP

Sr. Ellen Doyle

First Financial Bank

Michael Maloney

Ursulines of Brown Cnty

Phil and Debbie Zorn

Peter Block and Cathy Kramer

Michael Maloney and Jeffrey Dey

Women Writing for a Change

Couper Gardiner

Leah DeAloia

Sarah Gideonse

Ann McCracken

Rev. Cohen E. Copley

April Cain

Judith B. Green

Richard Hague and Pamela C. Korte

James A. Kroger

William and Claudia LaWarre

Robert and Barbara Ludke

Becky Cropper

Thomas and Catherine DiBello

Jean Dowell

Catherine Soldano

Deanna Tribe

Stephen L. Fisher

James Holmstrom

Col Owens

Patricia Ziegel Timm


Adams Co. Travel & Visitors Bureau

Arnold’s Bar and Grill

Below Zero Lounge

Brian Botts

Cincinnati Arts Association

Cincinnati Museum Center

Cincinnati Recreation Commission

Cincinnati State Community and Technical College

Cincinnati USA Music Heritage Foundation

Cincy Scribes

Community Learning Center Institute

Community Matters

Owen Cramer

Julianne Donofrio

Dos Madres Press


Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Cincinnati Branch

Scott Goebel

Donna Sue Groves

Richard Hague

Homeside Cultural Programming


Dennis Kiley

Miller-Gardette Salon

Northside Distilling Co.

Northside Square Dance

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Over-the-Rhine Museum

Dale Marie Prenatt

Shanon Rice

Joe Saylor

John Ray Sheline

Sandy Smythe

Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative

Southgate House Revival

Southwestern Ohio Bluegrass Music Heritage

The Mercantile Library

The Mini Microcinema

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Co.

Thomas More College Creative Writing Vision

Patricia Ziegel Timm

Wonderland Productions

WordPlay Cincy