It’s time to share your good work!

Your proposals for presentations, workshops, and posters are now being accepted.  Options include: 30-minute presentation, 90-minute workshop, 15-minute REAL Talk, 3 or 6-hour pre or post-conference workshop, and poster.  In response to conversations at last year’s conference, we introduce one new topic area, Diversity and Inclusion, and are actively seeking proposals to address this subject.  A full listing of possible presentation topics and proposal questions can be found Linked Here.

Submissions relating to the conference theme "Homegrown to New Heights" are welcomed but not required, as all relevant submissions will be given full consideration.  We invite proposals that focus on workshop-style learning opportunities, giving NACDEP participants an opportunity to learn and grow by acquiring a new tool and/or skill they can take back to their own communities.

Submit your Proposal(s) via the FastTrack System Linked Here. Proposal submission deadline: Monday, January 14, 11:59 pm EST.

Join Us for “REAL Talk”

Extension is keeping it REAL at the 2019 NACDEP Conference!   What’s REAL?—Relevant Topics, Exploratory in Nature, Accessible to All, Lively Conversations.

If you want to talk about the tough issues, what really matters to you, and those hot topics that Extension needs to explore, REAL Talks are for you!  Presenters will prepare a 15-minute REAL Talk on a topic of their choice designed to spark a deeper conversation. Similar to a TED-type talk, a REAL Talk is an opportunity to share your unique perspective on a current “hot topic” that impacts our communities and Extension’s work.  Here’s a few ideas…

  • Bridging the urban-rural divide 
  • Gentrification in our communities
  • Embedding Racial Equity in Extension’s work
  • Misunderstanding millennials or building understanding across generations
  • Changing the narrative in rural communities
  • Being asked to do more with less
  • Extension, the best kept secret
  • OR ANY topic you can think of…

Each REAL Talk session will include the 15-minute presentation followed by a 75-minute facilitated conversation among participants.  A trained facilitator will be provided for each Talk.  REAL Talk presenters are not expected to facilitate.  Real Talk submitters are asked to describe their perspective on their chosen topic in the proposal application and submit 3 possible discussion questions that the facilitator may use to spark conversation. Let’s TALK!

Interested in reviewing proposals?

All these proposals will also require peer reviewers. If you would like to serve as a reviewer, (it is not necessary that you propose a presentation to serve as a reviewer) you can indicate interest via the FastTrack system Linked Here. Please indicate the session tracks (topics) in which you are most interested. If you have registered previously, you can confirm and/or edit your reviewer topics under the User preferences tab after logging in.


Send to Donna Rewalt or Jackie Miller, sessions committee co-chairs.