2015 Annual Session

2015 Annual Session2015 Logo

November 2 - 5, 2015
The Greenbrier
300 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986

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The Annual Session has been approved by the following.

American Association of Family & Consumer Scienc (AAFCS)
20 PDUs possible toward CFCS
6 PDUs possible toward CPFFE
Click here to download the certificate

Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education
Hours Granted 8.5

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) / Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE)
Contact Hours 8.0 or CEUs: 0.8 CEUs




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Important Dates

Hotel Reservations Open - May 1
Registration Opens - June 1

State's Night Out

State''s Night Out will be Wednesday, November 4.  For information on nearby restaurants, please check out the Greenbrier Valley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau http://greenbrierwv.com/eat.


Hotel Rooms, Group Rate, Dress Code

Hotel 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 (for a run-of-house room) 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 Sheet.


Registration Options

Registration is fast and easy to do online! Make sure to log in to be able to see members-only pricing. Want to learn more about the various registration options and costs, then click on the "Read More" button below to start your adventure. Online registration is now closed. We will be accepting registrations on site at the Greenbrier starting Sunday November 1, starting at 4:30 PM.


Jean Ragalie-Carr, RDN, LDN
From Farm to Fork with Families: Connecting Food, Nutrition and Agriculture

Jean Regalie-CarrKeynote Presentation

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

NEAFCS members are leaders in the education of families and consumers about relevant topics in health and wellness.  People are asking where their food comes from and how it was produced.  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.


Just for Fun! The Chocolate Experience- Hands on Workshop 
Sold Out!

Monday, November 2
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Culinary Arts Center at the Greenbrier

Member: $75 
Non-Member: $95
(Min. 50/Max. 50)

Chocolate ExperienceThrough the expertise of The Greenbrier pastry chefs, you will experience the luxury of chocolate. While tasting three different chocolates, you will engage in making chocolate truffles. Each of you will leave with your own box of hand made truffles, recipes, and a few extras for a sweet, memorable experience.


Pre-conference Workshops

Monday, November 2, 2015
7:30 AM - Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM - Workshop

Stress Less with Mindfulness Train the Trainer
Jane Riffe, Ed.D. and Becky Smith, MBA

Dining with Diabetes Pre-conference Training
Shari Gallup, Fran Alloway, Lisa Graves, Stephanie Faroh, Dan Remley

Cancelled. Smart Choice Health Insurance Basics© Training (concludes with certification)
Bonnie Braun, Ph.D. and Lynn Little


In-depth Sessions

In-depth sessions add a nice twist to your traditional professional development opportunities. Some will take place on site at the Greenbrier, while others will be off-site with transportation provided, with one exception which is a walking tour.  Since these sessions are a part of your professional development, they are reserved for registered attendees (i.e., full conference, daily, etc.). Each in-depth session has a minimum guarantee and a maximum allowed. If your session does not meet its minimum by Sept 15, it may be cancelled. If so, we will notify you with alternate options. If you are paying by check (rather than pay by credit card online), your spot in the in-depth sessions will NOT be guaranteed until payment is received. All In-Depth Sessions will be ticketed events, and you must have a ticket for a specific activity to be admitted.

Exhibit & Sponsor

ExhibitIt is with great excitement that we invite you to join us as a sponsor and/or exhibitor at our 2015 Annual Session.  TheAnnual 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.  The resources you share with our members throughout the year and at the Annual Session are an integral educational component of these programs.
DownloadProspectus and Application
Online FormOnline Exhibitor/Sponsor Form

DownloadExhibit Hall Diagram


Check Out Our Exhibitors & Sponsors!

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Platinum Sponsor
American Cleaning Institute

The American Cleaning Institute is a non-profit organization that was established in 1926 and is dedicated to advancing public understanding of the safety and benefits of cleaning products used in the home.

Phone: (202) 347-2900
Web Site: www.cleaninginstitute.org
E-mail: nbock@cleaninginstitute.org
Contact: Nancy Bock, Senior Vice President, Educator


State Sales Tables

State Sales Tables are available for the purpose of states raising funds for special projects or to raise funds for a future Annual Session. It is not meant for states to contract with a commercial business who receives a portion of the profits.  States should receive 100% of the profits. Click here to download a State Sales Table Application. Click on the Read More button below to find out more details about State Sales Tables.


Optional Tours

Tours are being provided through Abbott Trailways. Call Abbott Trailways directly to book tour by October 10, 2015.  If tour does not meet minimum passenger requirement, a full refund will be issued.

Abott Trailways
1704 Granby Street, N.E.             
Roanoke, Virginia 24012
Phone (540) 343-1133 · Toll Free 1-800-433-1111
Tours Fax (540) 345-2052


Commemorative Prints for Sale

100 Years of Cooperative Extension Education: 1914-2014
By: Tom Acosta
Print is 18”x22 ½”

Cost: $65 plus shipping

Click on the picture to view a larger image.

Greenbrier Photo Gallery

Greenbrier Photo Gallery


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