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Call for Proposals

The EDEN 2016 Annual Meeting Committee invite EDEN Delegates, Extension Professionals and Researchers to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the Extension Disaster Education Network Annual Meeting, September 26-29, 2017 in Moline, IL. Please share the call for proposals with  eligible colleagues and professional groups that may be interested.

Deadline for submission: April 21, 2017 at 5:00pm ET

To be selected, it is crucial that your submission be compelling in both the importance of the subject matter and also show your experience and knowledge of the subject.

Consider how your presentation will relate to the overall conference theme "Extension Expanding Partnerships to Strengthen Disaster Resiliency" within the following topic areas or suggest one of your own:

  • Current Issues in Disaster Education
  • Current Research and Practice
  • Successful Internal and Externals Partnerships Practices
  • Innovative Curriculum, Programs, or Project, including NIFA funded projects
  • Emerging Issues That Will Challenge the Way Extension Moves Forward
  • Research Proposals of an Applied Nature and that Contribute to Extension and Outreach on Disaster Education
  • Research Proposals that address the systematic response and recovery systems of disaster and lessons learned

Sessions are forty-five (45) minutes in length, with 35 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A.

Program and poster presenters must register for the meeting at their own expense; no honorariums will be provided.

Please share the call for proposals with colleagues and professional groups that may be interested.

General Program and Poster Presenter Information

  • Individuals selected to present a program or poster presentation are expected to submit their final presentation and materials (i.e. handouts or worksheets) to EDEN for posting with the annual meeting proceedings on the EDEN website.
    • The final presentation slide set and digital materials should be saved to the provided flash drive in the breakout rooms. Details will be provided in the room on the day of presentation. Final slide presentation will be shared on the website; there are no published proceedings.
    • Presenters who are accepted to present a poster during the EDEN Annual Meeting will be provided a template upon acceptance. Poster presenters are expected to present a three (3) minute overview of their poster during a luncheon at Annual Meeting. The posters will remain on display throughout the duration of the meeting, and digital versions will be posted to 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; no honorariums will be provided.

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 the 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 or provide research context for building future educational programs and materials?
  • 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 digital slide during the opening luncheon; presenters will be given three (3) minutes to discuss their poster during the luncheon. Printed versions of the slide will be on display throughout the duration of the meeting and will be uploaded to the EDEN website post-meeting.

A design template for the posters will be provided upon acceptance of your abstract. This design template will ensure the best possible projection and print quality.

Computer and projector will be provided during the luncheon. The EDEN Annual Meeting Committee is responsible for the printing of the posters, not the presenter.

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

The following criteria will be used to evaluate poster presentation proposals:

  • Scope of coverage – Does the program focus on disaster research or 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?

How to Submit Proposals for Program or Poster Presentation

Proposals must be submitted electronically using the online submission form.

 

Abstract Submission Form

Submission Deadline: April 21, 2017

Presenters to be notified by May 19, 2017.

You will be asked to provide the following when submitting the form:

  • Primary Presenter Information: first and last name, institution, primary contact phone number and email address
  • Co-Presenter(s): name and institution
  • Bio and Picture(s) for Presenter(s): To be used in the program and for introduction of speakers
  • Title of presentation
  • Presentation type - program, poster or both
  • Program area(s): 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communications, Community Development, Family Consumer Sciences, Sea Grant, Research, or Other
  • Abstract: Should address the following items 750 words or less:
    • Topic (in one sentence, if possible)
    • Purpose, thesis, or organizing concept and the scope of the presentation
    • Sources of data used, if appropriate
    • Conclusions, recommendations, and implications

If you have questions, please contact:
Cheryl Skjolaas, Program Chair, 2017 EDEN Annual Meeting, 608-265-0568; Skjolaas@wisc.edu,
Carrie McKillip, Meeting Chair, 2017, 309-342-5108; McKillip@illinois.edu; or
Abby Hostetler, EDEN Communication Specialist, 765-494-4390; alillpop@purdue.edu


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