Appalachian Research in Business Symposium

2017 Symposium

1-page ScheduleThe Appalachian Research in Business Symposium (ARBS) was held on the campus of Appalachian State University March 30-31, 2017. More than 100 business faculty members from Appalachian, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Tennessee State University and Western Carolina came together to share current research interests and outcomes. Research was presented from a variety of business disciplines including accounting, computer information systems, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism, management, marketing and supply chain management. The 2017 conference included a reception for participants on Thursday, March 30 and conference proceedings and a keynote address on Friday, March 31. The ARBS keynote featured Dr. John Silvia, Chief Economist, Wells Fargo. His talk, Optimism on Growth on the Basis of Thoughtful Stimulus, was sponsored by the Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series.

2018 Conference

The 2018 Symposium will be hosted on the campus of East Tennessee State University.


Conference Chair
Dr. Sandy Vannoy
ASU Box 32037
Office: 3140A Graduate Programs Suite Peacock Hall
Boone, NC 28608-2089
Phone: (828) 262-2922

Conference Administrator
Donna Lindabury 
Office: 3140B Graduate Programs Suite Peacock Hall  
Phone: (828) 262-2922