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

Registration will open in June.

Ticket Type 2022 Rate
Full Meeting Rate
Includes the entire conference (Wednesday and Thursday activities) including the Tuesday educational excursion and the Friday training.
TBD
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.
TBD
Meeting Only Rate
Includes the all conference activites on Wednesday and Thursday.
TBD
Early Bird Meeting Only Rate (Early Discount through August 1)
Includes the all conference activites on Wednesday and Thursday.
TBD
Single Day Registration TBD
Student TBD
Spouse/Guest – Meals Only TBD
Day 1 Educational Excursion: TBD
Day 4 Training Session:  TBD

 


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. Room rate offered to meeting attendees 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

Deadline to make hotel reservations is September 6.


Call for Proposals

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.