The mission of the Appalachian Studies Association is to promote and engage dialogue, research, scholarship, education, creative expression, and action among a diverse and inclusive group of scholars, educators, practitioners, grassroots activists, students, individuals, groups and institutions. Our mission is driven by our commitment to foster quality of life, democratic participation and appreciation of Appalachian experiences regionally, nationally and internationally.

Browse the contents of ASA Annual Conference:

2023 - AppalachiaFest: From Surviving to Thriving
2022 - Making, Creating, and Encoding: Crafting Possibilities in Appalachia
2020 - Appalachia Understories: Growing Hope & Resilience from Commonwealth to Global Commons
2019 - AppalachA'ville: Engage. Sustain. Innovate.
2018 - Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond its Borders
2017- Extreme Appalachia!
2016 - Voices from the Misty Mountains: Diversity and Unity, a New Appalachia
2015 - Many Mountains, Many Musics
2014 - New Appalachia: Known realities and imagined possibilities