SPUR ON the Evolution of Extension–NeXC2012

eXtension is excited to offer the 2012 National eXtension Conference, SPUR ON the Evolution of Extension in Oklahoma City, September 30-October 5, 2012. Conference registration will open May 15. General conference information, including hotel and transportation options can be found here.

WANTED: Abstracts to “SPUR ON” the Evolution of eXtension! The call for abstracts is now open for the 2012 National eXtension Conference. Either submit an IGNITE session or a Breakout Track Session.

IGNITE sessions: Presenters talk on any subject related to their Extension or eXtension work: something they are personally or professionally passionate about. The format is 5 minutes, 20 slides that are displayed for 15 seconds each and advance automatically. No discussion or questions and answers (that happens informally after the session).

Breakout Track Session (45 minutes) :

Working Smarter Not Harder–Tools, techniques, methods, applications that can transform our work; making it easier while more effective.
Social Media Successes–It’s clear social media is here to stay! What can you share about your own success stories and the difference you’re making using these tools?
Educating in New Ways–People are learning in new ways and we need to educate them with new tools and methodologies. What’s working for you?
Enhancing State and Local Value–Reaching beyond boundaries can often leave local efforts short. How are you making a difference locally and still collaborating in orbits outside your own?
Methods of Evaluating Reach, ROI and Impact–Is it making a difference? How do you know? And, more importantly, how did you find out?
Social Media 101 (Moodle, Facebook, Twitter, AnE and more)…baby steps
Social Media 201 (Moodle, Facebook, Twitter, AnE and more)…bigger steps

Deadline for submitting abstracts is June 15, 2012.

Scholarships! Scholarships!!!
–Travel scholarships of $600 are available for one member of each eXtension Institutional Team.
–Travel scholarships are also available for Content Management Board members attending the CMB pre-conference; as well as for a limited number of members of NEW CoPs. Click here for more information.

Community of Practice Meetings!!!
Communities of Practice are encouraged to take advantage of NeXC2012 to come together! Schedule either pre- or post-meetings at the host hotel by contacting Carla Craycraft to schedule meeting space.

Pre-Conference Activity!
A Content Management Board (CMB) meeting is scheduled pre-conference on Monday, October 1 at 2:30 p.m. If you are a member of the CMB please plan to attend. Travel scholarships are available to CMB members that attend this meeting.

If you have never attended an event in downtown Oklahoma City, we think you will find it convenient to the Will Rogers Airport and ideal for lassoing a few of your friends and colleagues to walking off-site for dinner in the Brickyard area.

For more information about the 2012 National eXtension Conference contact Carla Craycraft at ccraycra@uky.edu.