2023 Annual Session

Call for Proposals for the 2023 Annual Session Opened December 1, 2022

Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023. 

Click here to access the 2023 Annual Session Proposal Portal. (You will be taken to a members only web page)

Click here to view the FAQ document for more information. This information can also be found in the Proposal Portal.

NEAFCS will begin accepting proposals staring December 1 for the 2023 Annual Session in Providence, Rhode Island from September 11-14. You can choose to submit a proposal to present a Concurrent Session or a Showcase of Excellence Poster. 

You must be a current NEAFCS member to submit a proposal; however team members can be any Extension professional or Community partner. Members selected to present will be required to register for the Annual Session; this includes all team presenters. Only properly completed online abstract submissions will be considered.

Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2023. 

2023 Presentation Proposal Selection Criteria

  • Addresses an emerging issue, relevant problem, or community need
  • Provides participants with new skills, knowledge, or abilities
  • Demonstrates effectiveness through program process, outcome, or impact evaluation
  • Clear, concise, and correct grammar and spelling

This year's tracks include:

  • Health and Well-being (Descriptors: health: emotional, mental, physical; substance use)
  • Technology (Descriptors: technology, social media, expanding broadband, technology access)
  • 4-H and Youth Development
  • Environmental Health and Sustainability (Descriptors: Sustainable living, textiles, housing, environment, disaster recovery, energy, climate, healthy homes, and related topics)
  • Food and Nutrition (Descriptors: food safety, management, security and access, preservation, and EFNEP/SNAP-Ed)
  • Economic and Workforce Development (Descriptors: Community and economic development, educational attainment, workforce skills, continuing education, childcare (for providers)
  • Financial Health and Capability (Descriptors: Financial management- consumer education and safety; things like ID theft prevention, insurance, predatory lending, etc. estate planning, budgeting, savings, credit management, selecting financial services, preparing for home ownership, investing, retirement planning, debt management, couponing or other topics that help individuals and families develop financial management skills.)
  • Lifespan Development and Family Relationships (Descriptors: Childcare, child development, parenting, life span development, aging, family caregiving, couples education, adulting skills, and related topics)
  • Trending Topics (This track is for your innovative proposal that may not fit into one of the above tracks)
  • Education, Leadership, and Diversity (Descriptors: Teaching, program development, leadership, life member, diversity, equity, inclusion, access, and belonging)

For more information, we recommend you watch the How to Submit a Successful Proposal that took place on November 29th.  To watch the archived video visit the NEAFCS website under the Professional Development tab/Webinar Archives. 

2023 Annual Session Request for Proposal Reviewers Now Open 

From December 1 until January 31, NEAFCS is looking for individuals to sign up to be a reviewer for programs to be presented at the 2023 Annual Session in Providence, RI.  You will be asked to review from February 1-22. This experience is an opportunity to enhance your Vita for promotion. You can also learn ideas to present in the future. 

It would be helpful if reviewers would watch the webinar How to Submit a Successful Proposal that took place on November 29th.  To watch the archived video visit the NEAFCS website under the Professional Development tab/Webinar Archives. 

Click here to access the Sign-Up Form