Deadline for submission: April 28, 2023, at 5pm ET
To be selected, it is crucial that submissions be compelling in both the importance of the subject matter and show experience and in-depth knowledge of the subject.
Presentations in the following areas will be considered:
- Current issues in disaster education with a special interest in different approaches used by Cooperative Extension Systems (CES) and associated programs, partners (Sea Grant), and traditionally underserved and lower socioeconomic communities
- Current research and practice in disaster education and disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery, and Whole Community Resilience
- Successful internal and externals partnerships practices
- Innovative curriculum, programs, or projects, including USDA NIFA funded projects
- Emerging issues in disaster education and disaster management that may have implications for CES and affiliated partners
- Research projects of an applied nature and that contribute to extension and outreach on disaster education
- Research that addresses 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 audience questions.
Program and poster presenters must register for the meeting at their own expense. No honorariums will be provided. It is the intention of the Annual Meeting Committee to offer registration options for an in-person conference only in 2023. Presenters will be expected to attend in person if their university allows for travel in September.
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 conference proceedings on the EDEN website.
Poster dimensions will be sent to those posters that are accepted. The EDEN Annual Conference Committee is responsible for the printing of the posters, not the presenter. Please note that posters WILL BE printed and taken to the conference. Therefore, FINAL poster files will need to be submitted before September 1, 2023.
Posters will be prominently displayed, and researchers/authors will have a chance to present as conference schedule allows. The primary presenter and/or a co-author are expected to attend and deliver the presentation in person.
Posters may be used to provide an update to a project or program previously presented at an EDEN Annual Conference.
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 applications 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 a 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?
A computer and digital projector will be provided for each presentation.
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 the program or content have applications 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?
Submission Deadline: April 28, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Presenters to be notified by May 26, 2023, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
Proposals must be submitted electronically using the online submission form.
Abstract Submission Form
Submission Deadline: April 28, 2023, at 5pm ET
Presenters to be notified by May 26, 2022
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 the introduction of speakers
- Title of presentation
- Presentation type – program, poster or both
- If abstract is not chosen for a presentation, it may be chosen as a poster
- Program area(s): 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, Natural Resources, Community Disaster Readiness and Exercise, 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
- Indicate work is part of a USDA NIFA grant
- Sources of data used, if appropriate
- Conclusions, recommendations, and implications
If you have questions, please contact:
Angie Lindsey, EDEN Chair Elect, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-273-3552; or
Mike Martin, Annual Conference Chair, MICHAEL.MARTIN@nulluga.edu or 706-542-1060