2019 Annual Meeting – Spokane, WA
September 17-20, 2019
with optional Pre-Conference Tour on September 17
and optional Post-Conference Workshop on September 20
Annual Meeting Program $335
After August 16: $375
Includes all sessions, welcome reception, two continental breakfasts, and two lunches.
Pre-Conference Tour $65
Includes lunch, snacks, and transportation.
Post-Conference Workshop $45
Includes lunch and professional development workshop materials.
Students, Spouses and Other Guests $175
Includes Welcome Reception and breakfasts and lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday. Students, spouses, and other guests of EDEN participants may register separately for the pre-conference tour and post-conference workshop.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, September 3, 2019
If cancellation becomes necessary, please send a notification to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellations received no later than September 3, 2019, will receive a refund minus a $75 administrative fee.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2019
|7:00 – 8:00||Continental Breakfast (For Tour Registrants Only)|
|8:00 – 5:00||Pre-Conference Tour|
|6:00 – 8:00||Welcome Reception|
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2019
|7:00 – 8:00||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 – 8:30||Annual Meeting Kick-Off|
|Cheryl Skjolaas, EDEN Chair, and Mike Gaffney, Interim Director of Washington State University Extension|
|8:30 – 9:00||USDA/NIFA Update|
|Beverly Samuel, CFCS, National Program Leader, Housing and Community Living Division of Family and Consumer Sciences, USDA National Institute
of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
|9:00 – 9:45||Keynote Presentation|
|Fred Schlutt, Retired, Former Vice Provost for Extension and Outreach at University of Alaska Fairbanks|
|9:45 – 10:00||Break|
|10:00 – 10:45||Plenary Discussion: Directors’ Panel – A View and Vision of Extension’s Role in Disaster Education|
|10:45 – 11:15||EDEN 101 and EDEN 201|
|11:15 – 12:00||Committee Meetings:|
|12:00 – 1:00||Lunch|
|1:00 – 1:45||Committee Meetings:|
|Agriculture and Natural Resources|
|Family Consumer Science and 4-H Youth Development|
|1:45 – 2:30||Poster Session|
|2:30 – 3:15||Business Meeting: EDEN FADI Project Update and New Business|
|3:15 – 3:30||Break|
|3:30 – 5:00||Exercise|
|5:30 – 7:00||Movie and Game Night **OPTIONAL**|
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019
|7:00 – 8:00||Continental Breakfast|
|8:00 – 8:55||Business Meeting|
|Committee Updates and Annual Meeting Update|
|9:00 – 9:45||Concurrent Session I|
|A. Large Animal Welfare, Behavior and Handling Workshops: Extension Reaching New Audiences|
|B. Sustaining Emotional Well-Being|
|9:45 – 10:00||Break|
|10:00 – 10:45||Concurrent Session II|
|A. Engraining Biosecurity Best Practices in the Next Generation of Livestock Producers|
|B. It’s Not All Child’s Play and a Day at the Beach!|
|10:50 – 11:35||Concurrent Session III|
|A. Alaska’s Extension Response to the 2018 Cook Inlet Earthquake|
|B. Extension Disaster Capacity Planning at Washington State University|
|11:40 – 12:25||Concurrent Session IV|
|A. Oso Mudslide – Presentation – Title TBD|
|B. Mental Health First Aid Workshops to Address Mental Health Needs Following FL Hurricanes|
|12:30 – 1:30||Lunch and Presentation of Certificates and Awards|
|1:30 – 2:15||Concurrent Session V|
|A. Proving Interstate Mutual Aid in Times of Need|
|B. Disasters Happen – The Role of Cooperative Extension in Dealing with Disasters in California|
|2:20 – 3:05||Concurrent Session VI|
|A. Science During Crisis: the 2015 Idaho Wildfires|
|B. Weather Ready Landscapes Infographic Series: A Look at the Resources and Lessons Learned in Development|
|3:05 – 3:30||Break|
|3:30 – 4:15||Plenary Discussion II:|
|4:15 – 5:00||Capstone Speaker:|
|5:00 – 5:15||Wrap-up and Adjournment|
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2019
|7:00 – 8:00||Continental Breakfast (For Workshop Registrants Only)|
|8:00 – 12:00||Post-Conference Workshop:|
|12:00 – 1:00||Boxed Lunch Served|
|Participants are encouraged to stay and eat your lunch while continuing the conversation, but feel free to take it to-go and head to the
airport. The boxed lunch is included in the post-conference registration
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Continental Breakfast and Lunch Included in Registration.
$65 Registration Fee
Come explore the Spokane Valley this September, where we will begin the day by visiting Avista Corporation, an American energy company. Avista provides electric service to more than 600,000 electric and natural gas customers across 30,000 square miles in eastern Washington, northern Idaho and parts of southern and eastern Oregon.
Our second stop during our expedition will take us on a drive along the Spokane River to a cliff-top setting that will take your breath away — and your appetite too as we stop for some local fare for lunch at a local winery.
After touring a crown jewel of the Inland Northwest, we’ll make our way to Felts Field Airport for a behind the scenes tour. At the conclusion of the tour, participants will arrive back to the hotel in plenty of time for the opening reception.
Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
12:00 pm – Boxed Lunch Served
$45 Registration Fee
Building and Implementing Locally Based Table Top Exercises for Community Resources: A Hands on Workshop for Extension Professionals
Presenters: Mike Gaffney and Christina Sanders, Washington State University Extension
Disasters occur in all corners of the nation, and while there are numerous resources available for exercises, there are rarely tabletop exercises that match up with risks and resources available in local communities. As Extension Professions work with diverse audiences and communities, customized exercises that reflect the realistic hazards and resources help identify gaps and needs in preparation.
This workshop will focus on the development of exercises that activate non-first response agencies and functions that community members might be covering. These exercises will be valuable tools for COAD Groups, Social Service Networks and other coalitions that may want to understand the types of needs the community will have after a disaster.
This workshop will lead participants through the planning and implementation processes of a customized tabletop, specific to their area. Participants will learn how to:
- Identify Audience/Participants in the “Tabletop”
- Review Participant’s primary role in disaster scenario
- Determine the type, magnitude and scope of the tabletop “disaster”
- Write up the exercise materials including initial script, injects and hot wash questions that will engage participants and their resources
- Evaluate the effectiveness of the exercise and determine ways to make future community based exercises more beneficial.
The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection
10 South Post Street
Spokane, Washington 99201
In order to receive the group rate of $105.00 per night, you must make your reservation through The Historic Davenport and the EDEN Room Block. Reservations made with outside travel agencies, including online services, cannot be switched to the group rate. The group rate is set at the US General Services Administration (GSA) federal hotel rate for Spokane.
The Historic Davenport is a Marriott property.
All reservations must be made here.
Room block expires on August 16, 2019.
Spokane International Airport (GEG) is located approximately 7 miles from The Historic Davenport Hotel. Transportation options between the airport and hotel include:
- Hotel Provided Airport Shuttle Service – reservation required – fee $25 USD (one way) Shuttle Phone: +1 509 455-8888
- Taxi – estimated fare $25 USD (one way)
- Bus Service – estimated fare $10 USD (one way)
- Ride Share (Uber and Lyft) – estimated fare $15-20 (one way)