2nd Annual Appalachian Energy Summit gathers higher education leaders across the state


The 2013 Appalachian Energy Summit will take place July 17-19, 2013 on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, a beautiful place to be during the North Carolina summer. The general public is graciously encouraged to attend a public keynote presentation on Wednesday July 17 at 7pm. For 2013, we will carefully add select industry experts in hopes of building connections that truly enable this transformation while adding to our vibrant regional economies.

Over three days, summit participants will learn from a series of plenary presentations, experience panel discussions featuring industry experts, and work together in a series of breakout sessions designed to both inspire and organize our future collaborative efforts.

The Appalachian Energy Summit is the annual gathering of the University of North Carolina Energy Leadership Challenge. Through this initiative, campus leaders from across higher education in North Carolina share goals to reduce energy expenditures, transform energy utilization and reduce the environmental impacts of both higher education and the state. 

The N.C. Solar Center’s clean transportation staff are attending and will be moderating the transportation breakout session on Thursday.  Discussions in this breakout will will cover items ranging from data collection, publicizing alternative transportation options for students and staff (fleet managers), and opportunities for installing solar collectors over parking lots across campuses statewide, among other topics.

To read more about the additional breakout sessions and more about the conference in general click here.