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 Begins Music by the Berea Castoffs Featured local artists including Debra Hille, Marc Reyes, and Teresa Cole Wine, beer, and heavy hors’ d’oeuvre served7:00 p.m. Official Welcome from the Cultural Sharing Planning Team7:55 p.m. Cultural Sharing Performances& Speakers Begin Appalachian Dance Performance Victoria Faoro, Director of the Kentucky Artisan Center in Berea MakalaniBandele, Affrilachian Poet Clear Creek Performers9:00 p.m. Closing Activities &Remarks
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. Welcome:Framing Appalachia’s Transition(Coyle Room, Boone Tavern) Welcome to Berea: Gerry Roll, Community Foundation of Hazard and Perry County, and Susan Zepeda, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Accelerating the Economic Transition of Appalachia: Sandra Mikush, Chair of the Appalachia Funders Network Steering Committee Video Presentation: 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 and Opening Remarks Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission1:00 p.m. Key Note Address Erik Pages, President of EntreWorks Consulting2:15 p.m. Entrepreneurial SupportsPanel – (Baird Lounge, Berea College) Session Objective:To develop a common analysis of best practices, needs, and opportunities to support entrepreneurship in 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 Pottery, Berea, KY3:45 p.m. Break Snacks and coffee available
Third Annual Gathering March 28 &March 29, 2012 Berea,Kentucky4:00 p.m. Community CapacityPanel – (Baird Lounge, Berea College) Session Objective: To develop a common analysis of best practices, need, and opportunities to build community capacity in 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 Remarks6:30 p.m. Networking Social – Grant-makers 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(Baird Lounge, Berea College)7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast8:00 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Sandra Mikush, Appalachia Funders NetworkSteering Committee Dr. Larry Shinn, President, Berea College8:30 a.m. The Appalachia Funders Network: Goals and Work To-Date The Appalachia Funders Network Steering Committee9:15 a.m. Setting the Course of the Network Session Objective: For Network members to help determine the future work of the Network. Group 1: Network members are working together. Group 2: Network members have a common analysis, shared vision, and collectively defined investment targets. Group 3: Network members are collaborating across sectors to leverage additional investment in the region.10:45 a.m. Break Snacks and coffee available11:00 a.m. Sector and Interest-Based Strategy Conversations Session Objective: To discuss how grant-makers can work together to help accelerate the development of these sectors. Food Systems Working Group Health Working Group Energy Working Group Other Topics of Interest (Participant-led)12:00 noon Lunch Service Begins12:15 p.m. Building the Network Session Objective: To discuss core Network topics, including structure, membership, and funding, among small groups of Network members.1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Gathering Evaluation