• P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755
  • P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755

2019 Central Appalachian Social Enterprise Summit

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.

An Event for Aspiring and Intermediate Social Entrepreneurs and Organizations

Two concurrent session tracks will be available during the event: Beginner 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 Beginner 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 (CAN) 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.

Current Agenda

8:00 AM – Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Networking Time
9:15 AM – Welcome & Opening
Brandon Dennison, Coalfield Development Corporation 
9:30 AM – Keynote: Restorative Entrepreneurship
Jennifer Wells, WV Healthy Kids & Families 
10:15 AM – Plenary & Discussion
Regional Gaps in Social Enterprise Structure 
10:45 AM – Break
11:00 AM – 1st Round of Social Enterprise Presentations
11:45 AM – Concurrent Workshops
Beginner & Coaching Tracks 
12:45 PM – Networking Lunch
1:45 PM – 2nd Round of Social Enterprise Presentations
2:30 PM – Concurrent Sessions
Beginner & Coaching Tracks 
3:30 PM – Break
3:45 PM – 3rd Round of Social Enterprise Presentations
4:30 PM – Policy Agenda Setting
WV Healthy Kids & Families 
5:00 PM – Adjourn
5:30 PM – Reception

Date and Time

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST


Tamarack Conference Center
1 Tamarack Place
Beckley, WV 25801

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