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2018 Mid-year Energy Summit, February 20th, 2018 - Appalachian Energy Summit July 20, 31 and August 1, 2018

Energy Summit 2018

July 30, 31 and August 1, 2018 — Boone, NC

The 2018 Appalachian Energy Summit is the seventh-annual meeting of some of the world’s most brilliant minds in energy policies and practices. This unique three-day event convenes academia, industry, and students in a transformational effort that delivers meaningful ecological, financial and social benefit.

The theme for 2018 is Leadership for Good

The Summit will focus on the benefits of leading with integrity. Attendees will have the opportunity to share how individual and collective efforts contribute to campus clean energy and sustainability goals.

“The 2018 Appalachian Energy Summit focuses on current and future leaders who work to make the world a better place,” says Dr. Lee Ball, Chief Sustainability Officer at Appalachian State University. "Whether through the continuing development of clean energy or the advancement of sustainable communities, leaders of today and tomorrow have an opportunity to lead with integrity for the good of all."  

Presented in partnership with the An Appalachian Summer Festival
Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
July 30, 8:00pm

This special event co-hosted by Appalachian State University’s Energy Summit and An Appalachian Summer Festival showcases eTown, an exciting radio broadcast/podcast heard weekly across the country and worldwide, hosted by radio personalities Helen & Nick Forster (Nick is also known as founding member of the celebrated bluegrass band, Hot Rize). This special live radio show taping will feature a memorable evening of great music along with on-stage interviews with the artists and the presentation of the eChievement Award to an outstanding volunteer who’s made a real difference in their community and beyond. Special musical guests for this eTown live radio show are Josh Ritter and Mandolin Orange.

Admission to this event is included for all attendees of the Appalachian Energy Summit.

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Last year's summit was the biggest in the event's history, hosting over 400 attendees from the region in education and industry.
The summit offers many opportunities to engage other attendees, with receptions and events planned each evening. All receptions this year will be held outside at the site of the former Broyhill Inn, beside Appalachian's iconic wind turbine.

2018 Sponsors