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The EDEN Annual Meetings will take place at Cornell's ILR Conference Center
See the Getting to Campus page.


October 11, 2016

Pre-Conference Tour - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Tour page)
This tour is optional and requires separate registration; includes lunch

Opening Reception - Evening – Lab of Ornithology

October 12, 2016

6:30 – 7:00                Meet at Best Western Lobby for Shuttle to Annual Meeting

7:00 – 8:00                Breakfast

7:30 – 8:00                EDEN 101

8:00 – 8:30                Annual Meeting Kick-Off

8:30 – 9:00                USDA/NIFA Updates

9:00 – 10:00              Keynote Presentation - Disaster Risk Management: Linking
                                  Science to policy & Practice

                                  Susan Cutter,
Carolina Distinguished Professor & Director of the
 Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute, University of South Carolina

10:00 – 10:15            Break

10:15 – 11:00            Concurrent Session I
                                  A. Preventing Outbreaks of Avian Influenza through Timely  
                                      Dissemination of Practical Science-Based Information

                                      Presenter: Nathanial Tablante, University of Maryland
Ready Business: Helping Small Businesses Develop Their 
                                      Disaster Plans on Their Tablets or Phones or in the Classroom
Presenter: Becky Koch, North Dakota State University

11:05 – 12:00           Committee Meetings

12:00 – 1:00             Lunch and Poster Session

1:10 – 1:55               Plenary Panel - Climate Change, Agriculture, and Disaster 
                                 Mike Hoffman, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Smart
                                 Solutions, and Hans Schmitz, Gibson County Extension Director,
Purdue University   

2:00 – 3:00               Business Meeting

3:00 – 3:15                Break

3:15 – 4:00                Concurrent Session II
                                  A. Culture and Poverty: First Steps in Preparing Rural Poor for 
                                       Disaster Resiliency
Presenter: Sherry Nelson, University of Missouri
Successful disaster recovery using the Community Capitals 
Presentation: Ashley Mueller, University of Nebraska

4:05 – 5:00                Program Area Workgroup (PAWG) Meetings


October 13, 2016


7:00 – 8:00                Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:55                Committee Meetings

9:00 – 9:45                Business Meeting

9:45 – 10:00              Break

10:00 – 10:45            Concurrent Session III
                                  A. Cascadia Rising: "Cool Wash" of a Large-Scale Disaster  
                                  Presenter: Mike Gaffney, Washington State University
Disaster Preparedness in Low Resource Communities: A 
                                       Waller County Texas Experience
                                       Presenters: Noel Estwick and Chris Cotton, Prairie View A&M 

 10:50 – 11:35            Concurrent Session IV
                                  A. Developing Mississippi's Multi-Tiered Youth Preparedness   
                                      Continuum: Analyzing Need, Innovative Programs,  
                                      Collaboration, and Regional/National Applicability

Ryan Akers, Mississippi State University
EDEN National Crisis Communication Exercise Update
                                      Presenters: Mike Gaffney and Christina Sanders, Washington State 

11:40 – 12:25            Concurrent Session V
                                  A. How Disaster Collaboration Can Go Full Circle With A 
Presenter: Scott Cotton, University of Wyoming
                                  B. New Resource Helps Communities Respond to Drought
Presenter: Steve Cain, Purdue University

12:30 – 1:30              Lunch and Presentation of Certificates and Awards

1:30 – 2:15                Plenary Discussion - Disaster Readiness, Response and Recovery
                                  in Urban Forest
                                  Jason Grabosky, Porfessor, Urban Forestry Deptartmenr of Ecology,
                                  Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, and Steve Harris, 
                                  City Arborist, Syracuse Department of Parks, Syracuse, New York

2:15 – 2:30                Break

2:30 – 3:15                Concurrent Session VI
                                  A. 60,000 Hoosiers Attacked by Zombies: Will they invade your 
                                       state next?

Abby Hostetler, Purdue University
                                  B. Addressing Community Drought: Northwest MO Wholesale 
                                      Water Commission
                                      Presenter: Bev Maltsberger, University of Missouri

3:15 – 4:00                Plenary Discussion - Research, Extension, and Education for 
                                  Climate Resilience: A USDA NIFA Perspective 
                                  Rachel Melnick, National Program Leader, Agroclimatology, USDA
                                  National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

4:00 – 5:00                Capstone Speaker
                                  Nick Place, Dean & Director, Florida Cooperative Extension Service,
                                  University of Florida

5:00 – 5:15                Business Meeting

October 14, 2016

Post-Conference Agricultural Exercise - 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  (Exercise page)
This workshop is optional and requires separate registration; includes breakfast and lunch

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