Upcoming Trainings & Events

Southern CRD Webinar:
Chalk and Talk: A Different Approach to Community Engagement

September 28, 2018 @ 2:00pm CT/3:00pm ET

The ‘Chalk and Talk’ program seeks to engage people in a creative and accessible way about their feelings, thoughts and views on their city’s downtown. In essence it is a way to informally gather and summarize the varying views and experiences of attendees of local festivals and events about the city while they are immersed in it. The intent is that this information can inspire dialogue and help inform the preliminary steps taken towards longer term design, planning and revitalization initiatives.

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Impact Collaborative Summit: Indianapolis, IN

October 16-18, 2018; Deadline to Register: September 20, 2018

The Impact Collaborative Summit is a three-day event available to all member institutions that includes an Innovation Kit Workshop and Designathon Two. The event is hosted twice annually and includes: Day One: Innovation Kit Workshop; Day Two: Designathon Two (Part I); Day Three: Designathon Two (Part II). Institutions have the ability to send project teams to the Impact Collaborative Summit to work together on ideas to move their institutional goals forward.

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2018 NAEPSDP Annual Conference: Alexandria, VA

December 10-13, 2018

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National Summit for Gateway Communities: Shepherdstown, West Virginia

December 11-13, 2018

This three-day summit will bring together gateway communities, their partners and experts from conservation, community and economic development, recreation and tourism, planning, and other creative fields to highlight success stories and lessons learned while engaging in robust discussions that lead to specific actions for invigorating the future of gateway and rural communities.

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Extension Leadership Conference: San Antonio, TX

Call for Proposals - Deadline to apply: October 15, 2018
February 6-7, 2019

Sponsored by JCEP, the Extension Leadership Conference Planning Committee invites Extension educators, specialists and administrators to share their expertise in support of the 2019 Extension Leadership Conference. The purpose of the Extension Leadership Conference is to support Extension leadership succession planning and development nationwide across all disciplines. The Extension Leadership Conference provides professional development that addresses leadership and management skill development critical for emerging Extension leaders.

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National Sustainability Summit: Tampa, FL

Call for Proposals - Deadline to apply: October 1, 2018
April 16-19, 2019

Hosted by the University of Florida IFAS Extension and the Southern Rural Development Center in partnership with USDA-NIFA, this joint national conference will be held April 16-19, 2019 at The Westshore Grand in Tampa, Florida.

NSS+NEES 2019 will bring leading sustainability and energy educators and practitioners together to showcase land grant university Extension and research program successes, share challenges, and identify opportunities to strengthen our collective impacts. Extension professionals, researchers, graduate students, formal and informal educators, practitioners, and community partners are invited to participate.

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Sustainable Tourism & Outdoor Recreation Conference: Astoria, OR

October 8-10, 2019

Join colleagues including University Extension and Sea Grant professionals, other faculty, agency, students and industry representatives working on tourism and outdoor recreation. Present and learn about research, case studies, sustainability and funding modes, educational program materials etc. Open to all interested individuals. Mobile presentations will visit coastal community projects and environments.

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