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This Year’s PILD Conference a Great Success

Theresa MayhewOver 310 Extension professionals gathered at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City April 12-15 to learn how to tell Extension’s story more effectively to elected officials and other stakeholders at all levels of government – local, state and federal. The conference theme -- “Imaging Extension – Eyes on the Future” -- permeated the entire event starting with the opening keynote about the power of storytelling to the fast-paced capnote about using technology to advance Extension’s future. Plenary and concurrent sessions reinforced these messages while addressing such issues as advocacy, public policy, and partnership building. NEAFCS members heard from a number of NIFA Division of Family and Consumer Sciences program leaders on their latest program initiatives and were able to interact with their fellow colleagues from across the county. Throw in some beautiful spring weather, moonlight national monuments, fragrant cherry blossoms, exciting Hill visits and learning how to navigate the Metro system and you had the makings of an exhilarating three and a half days. You’ll be hearing more about PILD from the 20 first timer scholarship recipients in future e-Newsletters. Stay tuned!

-Theresa Mayhew (NY), Vice President for Public Affairs


Annual Session Keynote Presenters

Tim Moore
Tim Moore
Generational Insights
Timothy Moore is an accomplished author and speaker with over three decades of experience in marketing, sales, and training. He is the owner and principal of the sales consultancy DEAG Sales Training and is Editor of the on-line daily business magazine Carolina Business Connection in North Carolina’s Research Triangle region.  More >>

Jean Ragalie-Carr

Jean Regalie-Carr
From Farm to Fork with Families: Connecting Food, Nutrition and Agriculture
NEAFCS members are leaders in the education of families and consumers about relevant topics in health and wellness. This session will help prepare attendees to address these questions with science-based information and also to learn how they can continuously educate themselves on the connection of agriculture, food and nutrition. More >>


Hotel Rooms, Group Rate, Dress Code

Hotel Fact SheetHotel Reservations Open May 1. The Group Rate Closes September 30 or until the block is filled, whichever occurs first. The standard room rate is $199.00 for 1-2 people per room per night plus an Historical Preservation Fund (HPF) fee  of $12.94, occupancy tax of $5.97, and sales tax of $12.72. An additional $40 per person per night (plus applicable HPF fee and taxes) will apply to each third or fourth adult occupant in the room.  The group rate will be offered three days prior to the Annual Session and three days after, subject to availability. Click below to read more and download the Hotel Fact SheetMore >>


Be an Exhibitor and Sponsor

Exhibit/SponsorWe invite you to exhibit and/or sponsor!  The Annual Session attracts approximately 650 Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Cooperative Extension Educators from across the nation and its territories.  NEAFCS members touch the lives of your consumers every day through the knowledge and resources they share with communities they serve. FCS Extension professionals teach community education programs in nutrition, food safety, human development, aging, parenting education, financial management, 4-H youth development, housing, clothing/textiles and more.  More >>

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