Big Skies/Bold Partnerships
Moving Mountains Together
CDS/NACDEP Joint Conference
June 11-14, 2017
Big Sky, Montana
Fulfill your New Year's Resolution!
According to a recent study, 63% of all resolutions set by national conference attendees are abandoned by January 15. Even more alarming - 89% appear to be so mesmerized (or should I say, traumatized??) by completing their annual reporting that they never set any. (1)
Your colleagues in the Community Development Society (CDS) and National Association of Community Development Extension Professional (NACDEP)offer you hope and help.
In 2017, If you want learn things such as...
... understanding local economies
... diverse audience engagement strategies
... international program ideas
... local government issues
Then reset (or set) your resolution to register for the CDS/NACDEP"Big Skies: Bold Partnerships-Moving Mountains Together" Conference!
(1) These statistics and facts are completely made up in the spirit of fun.
The conference will be held at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. Lodging reservations can be made by calling (800) 548-4486. Reference “CDS-NACDEP” to receive discounted rates. A deposit is required at the time of reservation.
Following ECOP's official dissolution of all base program strategic teams in early 2003, the CRED team added several new members and reconfigured itself as the "CRED Coordinating Team" in order to continue to meet the objectives that had been established.
February 24-27, 2002 - National Extension Community Resource and Economic Development Conference, Orlando, FL - Concept of a national organization for Extension professionals was discussed in detail. Consensus emerged that an organization affiliated with JCEP and designed along the lines of existing JCEP organizations made the most sense.
September 21-25, 2003 - Galaxy II, Salt Lake City, UT - Launched efforts to establish a national organization and gathered input from CRED professionals across the country regarding potential, purpose, design, partnerships, and structure.
February 15-18, 2005 - 1st Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV
February 13-16, 2006 - 2nd Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX
April 16-19, 2007 - 3rd Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA
2006 - Joined JCEP
June 26, 2007 - became 501c(3)
April 20-22, 2009 - Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
April 12-14, 2010 - Annual Conference, Bloomington, MN