Telling the eXtension story and bringing all who are interested updates on the current status of the initiative will be keeping eXtension staff occupied during the coming weeks:
Dan Cotton will make a presentation on and update about eXtension to those attending the Public Issues Leadership Development conference in Washington, D.C. April 24-27, 2006 in Crystal City, VA. PILD is organized by the Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP).
Dan will also be attending the National Agricultural Library’s AgNIC annual meeting April 27-28, 2006 in Beltsville, MD.
Carla Craycraft will represent eXtension at the annual All American Distance Education Consortium (ADEC) meeting in Washington, D.C. May 3-4, 2006.
The annual National Extension Technology Conference (NETC), May 8-11, 2006 at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL will offer attendees an entire programming track on eXtension. eXtension staff members Dan Cotton, Kevin Gamble, Carla Craycraft, Craig Wood, Ashley Griffin, Rafe Colburn, James Robinson, Jason Young, and Beth Raney will all be making presentations on various aspects of eXtension. For more information on the NETC conference go to the conference web site.
Terry Meisenbach, Kevin Gamble, and Beth Raney will be conducting a pre-conference workshop and a breakout session as a part of the annual Children, Youth, and Families at Risk (CYFAR) meeting May 16-19, 2006 in Atlanta, GA. For more information on the CYFAR conference go to the conference web site.
Kevin Gamble and Terry Meisenbach will conduct a session on the eXtension Virtual Newsroom at the annual conference of the Association for Communications Excellence (ACE) in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada June 2-6, 2006. More information on the ACE conference can be found at the conference web site.
And, finally, Dan Cotton will brief the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC) Council on Extension, Continuing Education, and Public Service (CECEPS) in early June.