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Friday, May 19

            TIME                          LOCATION       SESSION      TITLE            DESCRIPTION                                           SPEAKER(S)
           4:40 pm - 6:10 pm  Blue & Gold      Pitch to the People: The   An interactive presentation from   Presenters:
                           Room                ACOSE Idea Challenge  several social entrepreneurs who are   Andrea McArdle
                                                                  trying to make their idea a reality!   Carrie White
                                                                  Hosted by West Virginia University's
           6:10 pm - 6:30 pm                        BREAK
           6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Evansdale        Fellowship, Food, Bar,   Join us for the ACOSE evening
                           Crossing - 5th      and Music          reception! A light dinner will be served
                           Floor Rooftop                          and each attendee will receive two
                           Lounge                                 drink tickets to be redeemed at the
                                                                  beer and wine bar. Bluegrass duo Kay            AgendA
                                                                  and Posey will perform at 7:30. Come
                                                                  out and continue to network with
                                                                  fellow social entrepreneurs and enjoy
                                                                  locally sourced food, drink, and
                                                                  music! ACOSE Idea Challenge
                                                                  winners will be announced at 8 p.m.

                                                                             Saturday, May 20
            TIME                          LOCATION       SESSION      TITLE            DESCRIPTION                                           SPEAKER(S)
           7:30 am - 8:30 am  Blue & Gold
                                                CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
           8:30 am - 8:40 am  Blue & Gold       DAY 2 OPENING & WELCOME                          Earl Gohl
           8:30 am - 9:40 am  Blue & Gold   Keynote  Building Strong   As people throughout Appalachia   Presenter:
                           Room                 Appalachian Economies   grapple with the collapse of the coal   Anthony
                                                from the Bottom Up:   industry, efforts to build more diverse,   Flaccavento
                                                The Role of Social   resilient, assetbased economies have
                                                Enterprise        begun to emerge. Among the common
                                                                  features of these emerging economic
                                                                  strategies, is a focus on the question,
                                                                  “What is the work that needs to be
                                                                  done?”, rather than simply trying to
                                                                  recruit companies or market products.
                                                                  Social enterprise seems particularly
                                                                  well suited to address some of the
                                                                  many pressing needs of our region,
                                                                  while creating jobs and building local
                                                                  wealth in the process. In his talk,
                                                                  Anthony Flaccavento will draw upon
                                                                  his own experience as well as his
                                                                  research into the creative economic
                                                                  strategies taking hold in other parts of
                                                                  the country with similar challenges.
           9:40 am - 9:55 am                        BREAK
           9:55 am - 11:15 am  Jean Benson   Session   FInancial Capital   Social enterprises have varying capital   Presenters:
                           Lounge      C-1      Roundtable:       needs at different stages in their   Ketaki
                                                Staying Alive     growth. Getting financial capital at the   Bhattacharyya
                                                                  right time, in the right form, can be
                                                                  challenging. Given the role of financial   Hannah Vargason
                                                                  capital to get a social enterprise
                                                                  started and keep it going, this
                                                                  roundtable discussion will highlight
                                                                  various financing products and other
                                                                  resources available while also hearing
                                                                  from those ventures who have been
                                                                  able to "stay alive" and grow using
                                                                  different approaches to capital
                                                                  over time.

           9:55 am - 11:15 am  Classroom G08   Session   Using the Power of   Signing a contract with a public   Presenters:
                                       C-2      Contracts to Grow Your   agency or private business can give a   Valerie Lefler
                                                Social Enterprise  social enterprise some security. But   Bobby Clark
                                                                  how to find them? What are the
                                                                  pitfalls? And how do you navigate the
                                                                  politics of large corporations or
                                                                  agencies, and build trusting
                                                                  relationships with partners to get a
                                                                  contract signed? Talk with social
                                                                  enterprises who have pursued this
                                                                  route and succeeded.
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