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Center of Appalachian Studies & Services

Appalachian Teaching Project


working in service to the Appalachian region
building a sustainable future

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The Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) engages students and regional citizens in posing answers to the question, "How can we build a sustainable future for Appalachian communities?" The project teaches students and communities about the work of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), its state and local partners, and the goals of the Commission's strategic plan.

The first project was held in the fall of 2001 and emerged from a number of meetings of members of the Consortium of Appalachian Centers with the Appalachian Regional Commission staff. These meetings resulted in a grant that supported pilot efforts to involve students and faculty in a regional teaching collaboration, the ATP.

The Consortium of Appalachian Centers is currently composed of sixteen (16) colleges, universities, and community colleges from the Appalachian region that are dedicated to working more closely together in service to the Appalachian region to improve the quality of life for its residents.

To view the 2014 Conference Agenda click here.

The 2015 Conference Agenda will be forthcoming.



New Conference Information

2015 Annual Conference

December 4-5, 2015

Location for the 2015 Conference.
Crystal City Marriott
Reagan National Airport
1999 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, VA 22202-3526
(703) 413-5500


Below you will find the reservation link to make online reservations.

Appalachian Teaching Project 2015 Conference
Start date: 12/2/2015
End date: 12/5/2015
Last day to book by: 11/11/2015

Marriott hotel(s) are offering special group rates.
Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport for $139.00 USD per night.

Book your group rate for the 2015 Appalachian Teaching Project Conference here.



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The ATP is funded in part with ARC grant funds and in part with in-kind contributions made by each participating institution.

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