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Energy Summit 2017 - Attendees

EVENT APP: Be sure to download the 2017 Appalachian Energy Summit app for your Android or iPhone!

This app will keep you up to date on the agenda, events, sponsors, and other information to help you get the most out of this year's energy summit. We look forward to seeing you in Boone!

MONDAY SHUTTLE: For those of you participating in early meetings Monday morning, a shuttle will be available from 9:00-10:00 a.m. from Greenwood Lot and Mountaineer Hall to the Plemmons Student Union.

Shuttle Info

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING:  If you have registered for on-campus housing, you will be staying in Mountaineer Residence Hall  (711 Poplar Grove Road,  Boone, NC  28608). 

*For more information on the residence hall, please visit:

HOUSING CHECK-IN: For those scheduled for Sunday check-in, please arrive between noon and 2:00 p.m. or 7:00-11:00 p.m.  Monday check-in is from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. or 7:00-1:00 p.m.

RESIDENCE HALLS: Directions to Mountaineer residence hall are on the app and websites.  Please drive around the building to the traffic circle to check-in and drop off your luggage. You will then be directed to parking. 

LINENS: If staying in the Residence Hall, two flat sheets, two towels, two wash cloths, pillow and pillow case are provided. You will need to bring all toiletries including soap and shampoo. You may wish to bring your own pillow, and you are strongly encouraged to bring an additional blanket. 

PARKING: Parking is limited at Mountaineer Residence Hall. Most parking will be provided in Greenwood Lot just past the residence hall. If you are not driving a state vehicle, please request a parking permit at check-in. Limited spaces are available at Mountaineer for those with mobility issues. If you are not staying in the residence hall, request a parking permit at check in and you may park in Greenwood Lot. Shuttles will be circling there as well.

REGISTRATION: Registration will be separate from check-in this year.  All registrants can pick up badges on Monday, July 10th in the Plemmons Student Union 4th floor lobby between 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts between 2:00 and 4:30 p.m., or at the Holmes Convocation Center between 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.

OPENING SESSION: Opening Session will be at the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts beginning at 3:00pm.



WEATHER: Weather in the mountains is always unpredictable. Make sure to bring a jacket for cooler evenings and an umbrella or rain jacket for unexpected rain. You can visit for a local forecast. Please bring comfortable walking shoes and the dress for the event is business casual.

Tuesday, July 11th @ 7:00 a.m.
Veteran's Breakfast hosted in the Major General Edward M. Reeder Jr. Student Veteran Resource Center
Location: 2nd Floor of Plemmons Student Union Rm #251

This year, the Appalachian Energy Summit will host our military's veterans during a breakfast on Tuesday morning, July 11th.  Attendees may grab a plate of breakfast from the fourth floor's Parkway Ballroom and head down to the new Major General Edward M. Reeder Jr. Student Veteran Resource Center on the second floor. This new campus resource has become an integral part of Appalachian State University's efforts in providing exceptional services to our student veterans. Eric Gormly, Coordinator of Student Veteran Services, will be available during this time to welcome our veteran attendees of the summit.

MOVIE: The newly released 2017 film From the Ashes will be shown in the Plemmons Student Union Greenbriar Theater on Wednesday, July 12th, at 2:00 p.m. From Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling stories about what is at stake for our economy, health and climate (National Geographic).

If you have any questions, please contact us! We've posted this and other useful  information on our event app. The agenda can also be found at  We look forward to seeing you next week!