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AppalachiaFest: From Surviving to Thriving

2023, March 16-19

Ohio University, Athens, OH

The 46th Annual ASA Conference will explore the theme "From Surviving to Thriving" by celebrating the many successes that have renewed the region in more recent times. Special sessions of the conference invite participants to explore progress that has been made in many areas such as healthcare, the economy, education, and the environment. Those living, studying, and working in Appalachia should ask themselves what more can be done in these areas and how do we engage community partners both inside and outside the region in this mission? How do we include everyone in the goal to make Appalachia a region that is celebrated nationwide? Come and explore these ideas together in Athens, Ohio at "AppalachiaFest" in 2023. ASA comes to Athens, Ohio for the first time in its 46 year history to be held on the beautiful campus of Ohio University. Ohio University was founded in 1804 as the first University in the Northwest Territory and has a long history of serving students from both in and outside the Appalachian region. Enjoy the beautiful hills of Athens with its unique culture, local food and drink options, and many recreational opportunities. Ohio University is situated just a short walk to a variety of uptown restaurants and shops.

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