The National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) and the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP) are seeking bids to host their first ever joint national meeting in the late spring or early summer of 2016. We desire to hold our respective annual meetings in one location/facility to take advantage of the synergy of our mutual interests and associated professions. We need an attractive location that can accommodate our combined groups (approximately 600 attendees), and one that offers space for separate association business meetings, and approximately 18 rooms of various sizes for general/concurrent sessions and other conference functions. We envision overlapping activities between the two associations at joint meals, field tours, and in large audience environments/meetings (such as receptions, shared keynotes, and capstones).
Proposals must be returned to Kelly Nix, Kelly.Nix@mail.wvu.edu no later than April 9, 2014. Proposals will be accepted from Extension faculty at Land Grant Universities in any state(s), although preference will be given in the Northeast Region of the US. These states include: ME, NH, PA, VT, MA, CT, NY, NJ, RI, DE, MD, and WV. Extension faculty in two or more adjoining states may co-host this event. We recognize that serving as a Host State for a national conference is a major undertaking, but it also is an opportunity to showcase the quality of your staff and the extension programs and special features of your state.