eXtension Issues Call for Proposals for NeXC2014


eXtension is calling for proposals for its national conference with the theme: Innovating and Networking Our Way to a More Engaged Future. Proposals are due November 15, 2013. The National eXtension Conference will be held jointly with the National Extension Directors and Administrators (NEDA) meeting, March 24-28, 2014 in Sacramento, CA.

Share your innovations! How are you working differently? How are you making a difference? What technologies are you finding successful? How are you reaching new audiences? Are you connecting with youth? Are you using eXtension’s tools and applications? How are your clients responding to your social media efforts? What makes your programming different and successful? How are you collaborating in your state and outside your state? Is collaboration paying off? How are you evaluating your Extension work?

Presentations during concurrent sessions will be 20 minutes: 15 minutes for presentations and 5 minutes for questions and answers. Transition between sessions will be 10 minutes. If you need more time or wish to offer in-depth sessions, there are pre-conference workshops. Facilities for pre-conference sessions are available all day March 23 and 24.

eXtension highly encourages collaboration, use of appropriate and acceptable technologies, multiple institution, multiple state, and multiple discipline proposals.

eXtension is calling for proposals in four breakout session categories:

1. Innovative Approaches and Applications— What new applications have been developed and implemented? Tell us about different ways in which you’re working. Are mobile applications a part of your learning and knowledge portfolio? Are youth and adults in your learning mix? How have you taken traditional programming and changed it? How have you increased content discoverability? Can you use a successful case study to share your ideas?

2. Engagement of Users–Are you reaching people where they are? How are your users connecting with each other and your programs? What works now or will work in the future? How are you providing meaningful, relevant, and current information? Are you engaging both youth and adults? How is that working? Can you share a successful case study?

3. Building Your Network–Is your network growing? What are the measures you’re using to see growth? What cultural phenomena are you experiencing as you build networks? Facilitating learning communities. Are both youth and adults a part of your network? How are they engaging? Do you have a successful case study to share?

4. Effective Use and Evaluation of Social Media–How is social media working for you? What are you finding with social media that’s worth sharing? How are you engaging both youth and adult audiences? How are you connecting your content with various social media? We’re interested in successful case studies; what can you share?

Proposals are due November 15, 2013. Successful proposals will be notified by January 15, 2014. To submit proposals go to: http://bit.ly/1cKCBI9