Third Annual Gathering March 28 &March 29, 2012 Berea,Kentucky Gathering Agenda: Tuesday, March 27th, 20125:00 p.m. Pre-Conference Registration Opens (Lobby of Boone Tavern)6:30 p.m. Networking Social (Main Street Café) Appalachian Music by the Berea Castoffs Featured local artists o Debra Hille, Painter o Marc Reyes, Illustrator & Photographer o Teresa Cole, Potter Wine, beer, and heavy hors d’oeuvres served7:00 p.m. Official Welcome from the Cultural Sharing Planning Team7:40 p.m. Cultural Sharing Performances& Speakers Appalachian Dance Performance MakalaniBandele, Affrilachian Poets Victoria Faoro, Executive Director of the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea Clear Creek FestivalPresents, “On the Creek 3: Stories from the Still”9:00 p.m. Closing Activities &Remarks Appalachian Music &Dancing
Third Annual Gathering March 28 &March 29, 2012 Berea,Kentucky Gathering Agenda: Wednesday, March28th, 20127:30 a.m. Pre-Conference Registration Opens(Lobby of Boone Tavern) Morning refreshments available8:15 a.m. Framing Appalachia’s Transition(Coyle Room, Boone Tavern) Welcome to Berea: o Gerry Roll, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky o Susan Zepeda, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Accelerating the Economic Transition of Appalachia: o Sandra Mikush, Chair, Appalachia Funders Network Video Presentation: o Lora Smith, Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation8:45 a.m. Site Visits Rockcastle County: Corey Craig, Citizens Bank Estill County: Shane Barton, University of Kentucky Appalachian Center Emerging LeadersPanel at the Appalachian Center o Ada Smith,Appalshop/Stay Project o Ethan Hamblin, Berea College o Elandria Williams, Highlander Center o Sarah Riley, High Rock School for Girls12:15 p.m. Participants Return to the Boone Tavern12:30 noon Lunch&Opening Remarks Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission1:00 p.m. Key Note Address Erik Pages, President, EntreWorks Consulting2:15 p.m. Entrepreneurial Supports(Baird Lounge, Berea College) Session Objective: To create a common analysis &set of priorities for accelerating the startup and growth of entrepreneurs across the region. Panel Participants o Erik Pages, EntreWorks Consulting o Regina Becknell, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development o Corey Craig, Citizens Bank o LesaGieringer, Powdermill Pottery3:45 p.m. Break Snacks and coffee available
Third Annual Gathering March 28 &March 29, 2012 Berea,Kentucky4:00 p.m. Community Capacity(Baird Lounge, Berea College) Session Objective: To create a common analysis and set of priorities for strengthening& expanding community capacity (individual, organizational, institutional, &governmental) within the region. Panel Participants o Peter Hille, Brushy Fork Institute o Gerry Roll, Community Foundation of Hazard and Perry County o Natasha Watts, Appalshop o Nikki Martin, Center for Participatory Change5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks5:45 p.m. Adjourn6:30 p.m. Networking Social –Grantmakers Only(Coyle Room, Boone Tavern)8:00 p.m. Dinner On Your Own Please see your packet for a list of area restaurants.
Third Annual Gathering March 28 &March 29, 2012 Berea,Kentucky Gathering Agenda: Thursday, March 29th, 2012 (Grantmakers Only - Baird Lounge, Berea College)7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast8:00 a.m. Welcome &Opening Remarks Sandra Mikush, Chair, Appalachia Funders NetworkSteering Committee Dr. Larry Shinn, President, Berea College8:30 a.m. The Appalachia Funders Network: Goals and Work To-DateOverview The Appalachia Funders Network Steering Committee9:15 a.m. Entrepreneurial Supports &Community Capacity: What’s Next? Session Objective:Analyze priorities from Day 1 sessions and define: 1.) Whatcould individual grantmakersdo to move these priorities forward? 2.) Whatcould the Network do to help move these priorities forward?10:15 a.m. Break Snacks and coffee available10:30 a.m. Moving Our Collective Work Forward Session Objective:To gain a better understanding of ourcurrent work and define next steps forour two Network Working Groups. Food Systems Working Group o Stefan Jirka, blue moon fund o Mary FantDonnan, Alleghany Foundation o Tim Richards, Community Foundation of Western NC Startup Appalachia o Ray Daffner, Appalachian Regional Commission o Mary Hunt-Lieving, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation o Becky Ceperley, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation12:15 noon Lunch Service Begins12:30 p.m. Sector or Interest-Based Table Conversations (During lunch)1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks & Gathering Evaluation2:00 p.m. Adjourn