July 30, 31 and August 1, 2018 — Boone, NC
The 2018 Appalachian Energy Summit was the seventh-annual meeting of some
of the world’s most brilliant minds in energy policies and practices. This unique three-day event convened academia, industry, and students in a transformational
effort that delivers meaningful ecological, financial and social benefit.
The theme for 2018 was Leadership for Good –
The Summit focused on the benefits of leading with integrity. Attendees had the
opportunity to share how individual and collective efforts contribute to campus
clean energy and sustainability goals.
“The 2018 Appalachian Energy Summit focused 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 was co-hosted by Appalachian State University’s Energy Summit and An
Appalachian Summer Festival. This special live radio show taping featured 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 were Josh
Ritter and Mandolin Orange.
Admission to this event was included for all attendees of the Appalachian Energy Summit.
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.