Appalachian Energy Summit

REGISTRATION REMAINS OPEN until July 12 or until capacity is reached. If you are interested in registering, please contact Karen Trefz at or (828) 262-2659.

Click here to download the official Energy Summit App for iOS and Android - please note that you MUST BE REGISTERED to access the App. 

We are excited to introduce the Appalachian Energy Summit Grant Program. We are giving away two $5,000 grant awards to support your big ideas in energy and sustainability. See below. 

The 2016 Appalachian Energy Summit (AES) is the 5th annual energy leadership gathering of UNC’s 17 campuses and many colleges and universities from across the country. This one-of-a-kind event convenes academia, industry, and students in a transformational effort that is truly delivering meaningful ecological, financial and social benefit. 

The Summit’s 2016 theme, “Knowledge. Collaboration. Action.” speaks to the knowledge we possess as a collective, the collaborative opportunities that exist between higher education and our valued business partners, and ultimately, the sense of urgency and action we all must embrace in this important work and its meaningful goals.

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2016 Summit Agenda

Energy Summit App - Download

Grant Program Application


2016 Speakers

Sponsors Working Groups

Students at AES

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 2016 Student Summit University Data 2015 Attendees

The Appalachian Energy Summit wishes to thank our sustaining partners: