EDEN Annual Meetings
EDEN hosts an annual meeting every year. The meeting is hosted by a member institution and rotates yearly by region. The delegates meet annually, usually in the fall. EDEN delegates and Extension professionals attend and give presentations or posters that add to the professional development and educational programming of the meeting.
The next EDEN Annual Meeting will be October 21-24, 2014 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.
The 2015 EDEN Annual Meeting will head to the Western region. New Mexico is looking forward to hosting everyone in Las Cruces the week of October 5, 2015, which ends during the Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque.
In the normal rotation for the location for the EDEN annual meeting, the 2016 annual meeting should be hosted by the Northeast region. We should begin to be serious and consider identifying potential sites for the 2016 meeting.
There is a lot of experience available to assist with the job of hosting an annual meeting. The annual meeting committee will assist a host site in coordinating an annual meeting. The EDEN Chair-elect will have the responsibility of putting the program together with the help of the annual meeting committee. You’ll have lots of help.
Institutions from the Northeast region that are interested in hosting the meeting are asked to send a one-page proposal to the EDEN chair. States can collaborate, as was done by "the Carolinas" in 2002. The proposal should explain the member institution’s hosting capabilities as outlined in the EDEN Annual Meeting Responsibilities document on the EDEN Intranet.
If we have multiple interests, there will be a selection process.
Please discuss this with the delegates from your state, and let us know if you are interested in hosting the 2016 EDEN annual meeting in your state.