Join us for the 3rd Annual

Central Appalachian Social Enterprise Summit!

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November 19, 2019
Beckley, WV 

Are you an aspiring or intermediate entrepreneur? Are you part of an organization with a social enterprise idea? Join the Social Enterprise movement in Appalachia! The 3rd Annual Central Appalachian Social Enterprise Summit is scheduled for November 19, 2019 at Tamarack in Beckley, WV.

Two concurrent session tracks will be available during the event: Aspiring and Coaching. Attendees interested in learning more about starting a social enterprise or with an idea they think could become a business are encouraged to choose the Aspiring track, while attendees who consider themselves intermediate social entrepreneurs and would benefit from business planning, developing a theory of change, and coaching to move their business to the next level should select the Coaching track. Choose which track you would be interested in attending!

This event is being held in conjunction with the Central Appalachian Network Regional Peer-to-Peer Convening, which will begin the evening of November 19 and focuses on community economic development more broadly. If you are interested in attending both events, stay tuned for more information on the CAN Convening.

More details will be released in the coming months. Check out our event video here!


8:00a   Registration Opens

8:30a   Networking Time

9:30a   Welcome & Opening
Brandon Dennison, Coalfield Development Corporation 

9:45a   Keynote: Restorative Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Wells, WV Healthy Kids & Families 

10:15a   Plenary & Discussion
Regional Gaps in Social Enterprise Structure 

10:30a   Break

10:45a   1st Round of Social Enterprise Presentations

11:45p   Concurrent Workshops
Aspiring & Coaching & Worker-Ownership Tracks 

12:45p   Networking Lunch

2:00p   2nd Round of Social Enterprise Presentations

3:00p    Break

3:15p   Concurrent Sessions
Aspiring & Coaching Tracks 

4:00p   Break

4:15p  3rd Round of Social Enterprise Presentations

5:00p   Policy Agenda Setting
WV Healthy Kids & Families 

5:30p   Adjourn

5:30p   Reception

Find the full Social Enterprise Summit Participant Agenda here!

2018 Social Enterprise Summit at Tamarack 

On Site Registration Will Be Available 

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Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!



Read highlights from the 2017 & 2018 Social Enterprise Summits here!

Want to know more about Social Enterprises? Click here for more information!

If the registration fee is a barrier to your attendance, please email Jess Adams at to request a scholarship code.