2017 Annual Session

2017 Annual Session
Hilton Omaha & Convention Center
October 16-19

An exciting NEAFCS professional development is waiting for you at the 2017 Annual Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, October 16-19. You will be challenged by dynamic keynote speakers, experience innovative programming and meet other NEAFCS professionals. Plan now to “harvest opportunities” in historic Omaha, NE. from a wealth of activities designed to increase your teaching capacity and stimulate the curiosity of your clientele.

Pre-Conference Workshops Announced!
  • Bake to Build STEAM in Families, Communities and Schools taught by the Home Baking Association will provide hands-on activities and research-based resources for consumers Pre-K to Adult.
  • Tips & Tricks for Using a Mobile Device for Smart Extension Programming, Promotion, and Marketing will be taught by a team of Nebraska Extension Educators including Alice Henneman. This hands-on session will cover effective methods using technology for presenting and evaluating current information.
  • Ready, Set, Grow: Changing Lives from Birth Onward will be an exciting presentation from Dr. Samuel J. Meisels, the Founding Executive Director of the Buffett Early Childhood Institute at the University of Nebraska and Dr. Michelle Rupiper, an Associate Professor of Practice and Assistant Department Chair for Child, Youth & Family Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The session will address the positive impact of early care and education from birth – Grade 3. 

Hotel Information

Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102 

The Hilton Omaha and the CenturyLink Convention Center will be home to the 2017 NEAFCS Annual Session.

Make your reservations directly with Hilton Omaha by calling 1-800-HILTONS. Please reference code ASO to receive the group rate of $153 per room per night (excluding taxes). The Hilton will only be able to offer this rate for rooms to the National Extension Association until September 12, 2017. The association can only reserve a certain number rooms at the discounted rate. Once the room block is sold out, even if that day is prior to the cutoff date, a higher prevailing room rate will apply. You may also book your room online at https://aws.passkey.com/go/2017annualconferenceneafcs. Make sure to select the attendee option in the drop-down menu. Make your reservations today!

Room rate includes complimentary wireless internet in guest room and 50% off overnight self-parking fees. 

The CenturyLink Center is located in the heart of downtown Omaha near the Old Market Entertainment District, and 7 minutes from Eppley Airfield Airport. CenturyLink Center is located close to many of the Top 10 Things to do in Omaha. Check it out: http://www.midwestliving.com/travel/nebraska/omaha/things-to-do/things-to-do-omaha/?page=0

Omaha Easy Destination for 2017 NEAFCS Annual Session

Omaha’s Eppley Airport (OMA) is less than 3 miles from the host site of the NEAFCS Annual Conference convention center, the CenturyLink and Hilton hotel. Rental cars, taxis, limousine and shuttle service are available at the airport. Omaha’s central location also makes it an effortless drive. Omaha is conveniently located in the heart of the Midwest at the junction of Interstate 80 and Interstate 29. Click here for more details about how to get to Omaha. 


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