Posted on May 31st, 2023

Annual Conference Registration to Open Soon

The 2023 EDEN Annual Conference Registration will be open soon! Check the website for newly shared meeting rates and hotel information. Registration for the conference will open soon on the EDEN Annual Conference website.

Upcoming Monthly Webinar

EDEN’s monthly webinar for May 2023 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31st at 1:00pm (EST). The webinar, “Digital Equity & Disaster Education” will be presented by EDEN delegate Cheyanne Geideman, EDEN’s CED Committee Chair. Register for the webinar here.



The 2023 EDEN COAD manual explores how Extension professionals can use COADs (Community Organizations Active in Disaster) and community forums to reduce the impact of disasters and build a more efficient response and recovery process. This manual provides instructions, worksheets, tools, and advice for creating, maintaining, and sustaining COADs in communities. This manual will be of value to Cooperative Extension professionals and other organizations and institutions considering ways to increase community buy-in to address disaster issues together.

The authors of this manual are Extension professionals serving as EDEN delegates, and have dedicated years to developing COADs in their communities, throughout their states, and nationwide. The manual was written by a team from the University of Illinois Extension, Purdue Extension, University of Nebraska Extension, and University of Missouri.


EDEN POC Meeting in July: Learn more about POC Responsibilities

Points of Contact will have a Zoom meeting on Tuesday, July 25th from 3:00-4:00pm (EST). All POCs should attend to discuss responsibilities, best practices, and future plans for POCs. The Zoom invite will be sent to all POCs via the POC listserv. Please contact Claire Crum with questions, or to be added to the POC listserv, if you are not already.

EDEN Chair Elect Earns Hurricane Hero Award

Angie Lindsey, the Point of Contact for the University of Florida and EDEN’s Chair Elect was recently awarded the Hurricane Hero award from the Florida Veterinary Medical Association for her hard work before, during, and after Hurricane Ian. Learn more about Dr. Lindsey and her hurricane response efforts here.