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Posted on August 21, 2015

Conference:  ‘Just Around the River’s Bend’
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sept. 25, 2015
Cal U Convocation Center

Registration deadline has been extended to Sept. 14. Download registration

Register by Sept. 14 to attend “Just Around the River’s Bend,” a one-day conference focusing on water and its importance to the Appalachian region in the past, present and future.

Presented by the Northern Appalachian Network (NAN), the event will be held Sept. 25 in the Convocation Center at California University of Pennsylvania. 

The conference is open to the entire campus community, NAN members and the general public. 

The keynote presentation by Dr. David Argent and Dr. William Kimmel is “What Fish Have to Tell Us About Appalachia.” Argent is a faculty member in Cal U’s department of Biological and Environmental Sciences; he and Kimmel, an emeritus professor at Cal U, have co-authored a number of research papers on the region’s fisheries.

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Space is limited, so please register early. Registration fee is:

  • $45 for non-students (includes lunch)
  • $20 for exhibitors (includes lunch)*
  • Free for students; $5 lunch ticket available

* Exhibitors who are presenting at the conference pay only the exhibitor fee.

Parking is available in the Vulcan Garage, off Third Street near the campus entrance.           

Get directions.           

About the Northern Appalachian Network

The Northern Appalachian Network is a multidisciplinary network of scholars, artists and residents of the region. NAN seeks to highlight the accomplishments, culture and challenges facing this often neglected part of Appalachia. The Northern Appalachian region includes communities across Pennsylvania, southern New York, northern West Virginia, northwestern Maryland and northeastern Ohio.

Contact us

For more information about the conference or the Northern Appalachian Network, contact Dr. Pamela Twiss at or 724-938-4053.