“Embracing Culture and Diversity in Appalachia: Education As A Change Agent”
Female students will discuss how they chose the University of Pikeville as their educational provider and what their majors are. Students will be open to questions regarding their plans for post-graduation. How their education will enable them to bring diversity to their communities and what prompted them to make these their goals. Come join us as we discuss education, community, Appalachia, and family, with women from the University of Pikeville.
“No more starving artist - How creators are monetizing their craft”,
Moderator: Erin Blanton; Administrative Assistant, Digital Economy Team; EKCEP, Inc. Cell: 606-438-3922 Facilitators: Shelton Ansley, Asst. Dir, Kentucky Highlands Innovation Center; Jeannie Allen, Selling to the World.
“Creating a Culture of Recovery in the Mountains”–
Mike Howell, Jessica Evans as a facilitator, waiting for others.
“Tourism: The Eastern Kentucky Experience”
Janice Odom, Janice Odom, Eastern Kentucky Leadership Foundation, PO Box 710, Clay City, KY 40312; 606-663-1011; 606-481-9431; firstname.lastname@example.org; Janie has contacted Facilitators: Dr. James Maples, Assistant professor of sociology at Eastern Kentucky University, where he examines the political economy of renewable tourism.; Ian Teal, Red River Gorge Rentals; Martin S. Douthitt, a Breathitt County businessman who hitchhiked though New Zealand, received his hot air balloon license, kayaked and rafted rivers all over the country, adopted handicapped animals, and has climbed six of the world's seven highest peaks, after age 55.
“USA Droneport-a World Innovation in Eastern Kentucky”
Moderator: John Rosenberg, email@example.com; Facilitator: Bart Massey, Richard Lusk, Tonita Goodwin;
“Growing in Appalachia: From Farm to Table”
Moderator: Denise Thomas, Community & Economic Development Associate, Big Sandy Area Development District, 110 Resource Court, Prestonsburg, KY 41653; Denise.Thomas@BigSandy.Org; 606-886-2374 (phone); 606-886-3382 (fax); 606-794-9399 (cell); Facilitators: Maggie Bowling, Old Homeplace Farm, Clay County; Ouita Michel, Ouita Michel Family of Restaurants, Midway-Versailles-Lexington; Kristin Smith, The Wrigley Taproom, Corbin & Faulkner Bent Farm, Williamsburg.
“Appalachian Workers--Prospering in the 21st Century Economy”
Paul Collins, moderator; Chuck Sexton, One East Kentucky; Kathy Walker of HAAS East Kentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute; __________ of EKCEP.