The 28th EDEN Annual Conference will be held October 11-14, 2022 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The host institution, Michigan State University, in conjunction with the EDEN Annual Meeting Committee look forward to seeing everyone for a week of professional development and fellowship.

Registration

Ticket Type 2022 Rate
Full Meeting Rate
Includes the entire conference (Wednesday and Thursday activities) including the Tuesday educational excursion and the Friday training.
$460
Early Bird Full Meeting Rate (Early Discount through August 1)
Includes the entire conference (Wednesday and Thursday activities) including the Tuesday educational excursion and the Friday training.
$435
Meeting Only Rate
Includes all conference activities on Wednesday and Thursday and the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening.
$380
Early Bird Meeting Only Rate (Early Discount through August 1)
Includes all conference activities on Wednesday and Thursday and the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening.
$355
Single Day Registration $250
Student $150
Day 1 Educational Excursion – Exploring the Dynamics of Water: Water Impacts & Management Practices Throughout West Central Michigan $50
Day 4 Professional Development Training Session – Navigating Potential Contributions to Emergency Management Activities Throughout the Disaster Cycle: The Role of Extension $50

 

Register at: https://events.anr.msu.edu/EDENannualmeeting/

Registration closes September 30, 2022, at 11:59 pm EDT.


Hotel Information

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
919-881-0000

Nestled in downtown Grand Rapids along the Grand River, the hotel is roughly 13 miles from Gerald Ford International Airport. While no hotel shuttle exists to-and-from the hotel, the city is easily navigable through car service apps.

The room rate offered for Annual Conference is $129 per night.

Booking Link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50265116

Group Name: EDEN Annual Meeting
Rates Available – Arrival Date: 9-Oct-2022  Departure Date: 15-Oct-2022

The deadline to make hotel reservations is September 19.


Agenda

Tuesday, October 11
8:00 Meet at Hotel Registration Desk for Tour Departure
8:30 – 5:30 Educational Excursion – Exploring the Dynamics of Water: Water Impacts & Management Practices Throughout West Central Michigan
5:30 – 7:00 First Timer’s Meet and Greet
6:00 – 9:00 Welcome Reception
Wednesday, October 12
7:00 – 8:30 Optional Meet and Greet Coffee Hour
8:30 – 8:45 Annual Meeting Kick-Off
8:45 – 9:00 USDA/NIFA Updates
9:00 – 9:30 Keynote Speaker
9:30 – 10:15 Business Meeting
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:15 Plenary Discussion I: Highlighting Innovative Tools and Programs
11:15 – 12:00 Functioning Committee Meetings
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Poster Session
1:00 – 1:45 Programmatic Committee Meetings
1:45 – 2:00 Break
2:00 – 2:45 Plenary Discussion II:  Systematic Responses to Disasters of 2021 and 2022: Tornadoes and Flooding from Kentucky State and Flooding and Water Supply Issues from Mississippi State
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:45 Plenary III: The Future of EDEN – A Strategic Look Forward
3:45 – 5:00 Business Meeting
Thursday, October 13
7:30 – 8:15 POC Coffee Hour
8:30 – 8:45 Business Meeting
8:45 – 9:30 Concurrent Session I
A. Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Community-Centered Severe Weather Preparedness and Resilience
B. Forging partnerships with multi-disciplinary content area experts to create and deliver new disaster programming
C. Read for Resilience Toolkits for Childcare Providers: Using Storybooks to Support Children after Disasters
9:45 – 10:30 Concurrent Session II
A. AgReady/Animal Biosecurity
B. A Comprehensive Suicide Prevention Response to Iowa Agriculture Disasters
C. Risk Communication and Food Safety Education in Disasters
10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 11:30 Concurrent Session III
A. How a “French Cart” was used to co-create an outreach plan WITH stakeholders, not FOR them!
B. Hit Me Baby One More Time: Understanding Changes in American’s Stress Related to Natural Disasters During a Public Health Crisis
C. A Community Planning Approach to Green Infrastructure and Hazard Mitigation
11:45 – 12:30 Concurrent Session IV
A. A Disaster Planning Integration Toolkit for Rural Illinois
B. Emergency Response to Accidents Involving Livestock (ERAIL)
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Awards
1:45 – 2:30 Concurrent Session V
A. The Pony Express Rides Again – Texas’ COVID Supply Chain Answer
B. Flood Hazard Mitigation Education: A Homeowner Freeboard Decision Support Webtool
2:45 – 3:30 Concurrent Session VI
A. New Resource for Earthquake Preparedness
B. Workforce Development as an Element of Long-term Recovery:  Lessons Learned Engaging the Business Community in WA State
C. Preparing Extension Professionals to Address Agricultural Health & Safety Issues
3:45 – 4:15 Capstone Speaker
4:15 – 5:00 Business Meeting
Friday, October 14
7:30 Continental Breakfast – included with Professional Development Training registration fee.
8:00 – 12:00 Professional Development Training – Navigating Potential Contributions to Emergency Management Activities Throughout the Disaster Cycle: The Role of Extension

Educational Excursion


Exploring the Dynamics of Water: Water Impacts & Management Practices Throughout West Central Michigan

Included in FULL Meeting Rate. Can be added separately for $50. 
Tuesday, October 11 
Max. registration is set at 30 attendees.

The educational excursion will be Tuesday, October 11 beginning at 8 am. It will include traveling around Plainfield, Grand Haven, and Grand Rapid to discuss topics such as a local water plant and water distribution area, shoreline erosion, PFAS, and urban flooding. Transportation will be provided.


Professional Development Training


Navigating Potential Contributions to Emergency Management Activities Throughout the Disaster Cycle: The Role of Extension

Included in FULL Meeting Rate. Can be added separately for $50. 
Friday, October 14 
Max. registration is set at 50 attendees.

The role of the service activities of extension can vary by state and by locale; however, there are several activities that fall into the fundamental themes of Extension.

In this training, we will:

  • identify the gaps in emergency services that Extension could fill related to disasters through the lens of emergency support functions or ESFs,
  • describe various ESFs and their potential role in Extension across the country,
  • identify the different mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery concept or operations that Extension at the state level utilizes to address gaps in service activities before, during, and after disasters occur,
  • provide an overview of the importance of the Incident Command System and introduce participants to its value in disaster management activities.
8:00 – 9:30 AM Section I: Extension’s Ability to Identify and Fill Gaps in Support of Emergency Management
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 – 11:15 AM Section II: ESF What? Emergency Support Functions and Extension’s Role Throughout All Phases of Disaster
11:15 – 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Section III: The Value of the Incident Command System
12:00 PM Wrap-Up & Adjournment

 


Call for Proposals

CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSED

The 2022 EDEN Annual Meeting Committee invites EDEN DelegatesExtension Professionals, and Researchers to submit an abstract to be considered for presentation at the Extension Disaster Education Network Conference, October 11-14, 2022 in Grand Rapids, MI. Please share the call for proposals with eligible colleagues and professional groups that may be interested.

SUBMIT PROPOSAL HERE

Deadline for submission: April 22, 2022, at 5:00 pm 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 following topic areas or suggest one of your own:

  • Current Issues in Disaster Education with a special interest in different approaches used by Cooperative Extension Systems and Sea Grant Extension Programs.
  • 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 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 Q&A.

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 2022. Presenters will be expected to attend in person if their university allows for travel in October. 

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 the presentation. The final slide presentation will be shared on the website; there are no published proceedings.
    • Presenters, who are accepted to present a poster, will be provided a template upon acceptance. Posters will remain on display throughout the duration of the meeting, and digital versions will be posted to the EDEN website.
  • The primary presenter or a co-author is expected to attend and deliver the presentation in person if their university allows for travel in September. .

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?

Poster Presentations

Posters will be presented during a session tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, October 12th Presenters will be given approximately 3 to 5 minutes to discuss their posters. Posters 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.

A computer and projector will be provided for the presentation. 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 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?

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 22, 2022
Presenters to be notified by May 20, 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
  • 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
    • Indicate work is part of a USDA NIFA Special Needs grants.
    • Sources of data used, if appropriate
    • Conclusions, recommendations, and implications

If you have questions, please contact:
Abby Lillpop, National EDEN Project Coordinator, 765-430-0279; alillpop@nullpurdue.edu; or
Josh Gunn, Annual Meeting Chair, 517-355-2361: gunnjosh@nullmsu.edu.