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Updated Convening Dates: March 10, 11 & 12, 2021

Your tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates. If you are unavailable to attend those dates we are happy to issue you a refund. Please contact Max Murray at with refund requests or questions. 

The Central Appalachian Network is hosting our Annual Peer-to-Peer Regional Convening as a virtual event on March 10, 11, & 12 2021. The 2021 CAN Convening will be a platform to re-connect and build new relationships, explore opportunities and innovations, and think together about how to move our region out of crisis and toward a period of recovery and renewal.

The Convening will offer:

  • Deep, sector-focused content tracks centered on defining opportunities, best practices, and regional priorities for Food & Agriculture, Clean Energy, and Creative Placemaking & Downtown Redevelopment
  • Innovation Sessions that highlight emerging sectors and exciting new opportunities
  • Opportunities for young leaders in community economic development to build relationships and make connections
  • An Appalachian trivia happy hour with prizes for those who know their regional history and geography


2021 CAN Final Agenda

CAN Convening Public Agenda March 10-12.docx (1)

Download the Agenda Here 

Do you have an idea for a creative placemaking, clean energy, or food & ag systems session for this year’s convening? You can find our Request for Session Proposals here.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

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Supporting Sponsors: