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Call for Proposals

The 2014 EDEN Annual Meeting, hosted by Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will be held October 21-24, in Florence, Alabama, at the Marriott [Muscle] Shoals Hotel. 

This year’s theme is Future Designs for Disaster Education: Foundation and Building Blocks for Extension Professionals.  It is designed to focus our thoughts on the foundations of EDEN, as well as our future opportunities for service in the area of disaster education. 

2014 is also a special year, since it marks the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension’s service to the American people, and the 20th anniversary of EDEN.  

The Annual Meeting Planning Committee is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for program presentations and posters. As an Extension professional, presenting your research and programmatic results at the annual meeting is a great way to advance your scholarly activities and enhance the professional development offerings at this year’s annual meeting.   In light of the meeting’s theme, Future Designs for Disaster Education, we ask that your presentations focus on either current issues in disaster education, foundational disaster education work or, rising issues that will challenge EDEN and Cooperative Extension as we move forward.  For EDEN to truly lead in the presentation of disaster education, we must keep one eye on the future while addressing the issues of today.

Proposals for program and poster presentations must be submitted by ....

Deadline EXTENDED to APRIL 15

Presenters will be notified no later than May 5, 2014. Final presentation details will be provided with notification of selection.

Presentation and poster proposals that address the following areas are encouraged:

  • Curriculum, programs, or projects
  • Resources or materials development
  • EDEN programs or projects
  • Networking and capacity building
  • Training, both external and internal

General Program and Poster Presenter Information

  • Individuals selected to present a program or poster presentation are expected to submit their final presentation and materials to EDEN for posting with the annual meeting proceedings on the EDEN website.
  • The submitter or a co-author is expected to attend and deliver the presentation.
  • Program and poster presenters must register for the meeting at their own expense.

Program Presentations

Program Presentations will be 25 minutes and conducted during concurrent sessions.

Evaluation Criteria for Program Presentations

The following criteria will be used to evaluate program presentation proposals.

  • Overall quality.
  • Ability to attract an audience across program disciplines.
  • Scope of coverage -- Does program or content have application or implications across a relatively large geographic location?
  • Is program evaluation information presented?
  • Can "methods" employed be adapted to other content or subject matter?
  • Application--Will content help EDEN and other Extension professionals do their work more effectively?
  • Originality --Has the individual presented on this topic at a previous EDEN meeting? If so, has the material changed enough to be new and/or beneficial to the audience?

Poster Presentations

Posters will be presented as a single PowerPoint Slide during the opening reception and during breaks in the annual meeting program. Presenters should attend their posters during the opening reception. Computer and projector will be provided.

Posters may be used to provide an update to a project or program that you previously presented at an EDEN Annual Meeting.

Evaluation Criteria for Poster Presentations

  • Scope of coverage – Does the program focus on disaster education programming?
  • Does program or content have application or implications across a relatively large geographic location?
  • Is program evaluation information presented?
  • Can "methods" employed be adapted to other content or subject matter?
  • Application--Will content help EDEN and other Extension professionals do their work more effectively?

Submissions Closed

 

If you have questions, please contact:

Mike Yoder, Program Chair, 2014 EDEN Annual Meeting, 919-513-3509; mjyoder@ncsu.edu or
Abby Hostetler, EDEN Communication Specialist, 765-494-4390; alillpop@purdue.edu  


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