2012 Annual Session & Exhibits
September 24-28, 2012

Conference Program Book

Award Winner Photos

Click here to view Award Winner photos.

CEUs and PDUs

This link Participation Verification Letter is the letter that AFCPE sends NEAFCS that indicates approval. Upon completion of the course, attendees need to complete the verification form at https://www.afcpe.org/secure/ceu_participation_verification.html. At that time, CEU credit will be given to participating individuals. All of the contact information is provided within the attached letter.

AAFCS - Click here to download the Certificate

NCFR - Click here to download the Certificate

Conference Schedule/Concurrent Sessions

Click here to download the Annual Session detailed schedule and concurrent sessions.

Diirections, Parking & Transportation


Annual Session Objectives

"EXPLORING Our Strengths, DISCOVERING Our Potential, LEADING the Way to Our Future."

  • Explore innovative approaches to provide research-based education that meets the needs of individuals and families.

  • Discover skills that strengthen personal and professional development.

  • Lead an integrated response to emerging national and global issues.

Experience Columbus, Ohio in 2012

Explore Columbus

Columbus is the largest city in Ohio and the state capital. It is located within 550 miles of more than half of the nation's population and is easily accessible by car or plane. Discover the variety of visitor attractions, restaurants and entertainment options that make for exciting adventures. Ohio offers the No. 1 science center in the country at COSI; the lively Arena District and Short North Arts District just a block from the hotel and The Ohio State University campus.

Pre-Conference Workshops

  • Retirement for Women: How To Make It Meaningful— Dr. Christine Price

  • Food Safety Education: Program Promotion Boot Camp— Shelley Feist, Partnership for Food Safety Education

Schedule of Events

Dynamic Keynote Speakers

2012 Speakers Include:

  • Dr. E. Gordon Gee, President of The Ohio State University

  • Pamela Jett, CSP a professional and motivational keynote speaker, author and communication skills expert who delivers remarkable results. Her keynote presentations and interactive communication workshops win rave reviews!

    Cap Note Speaker

    Dr. Keith L. Smith, Associate Vice President, Agricultural Administration; Associate Dean, College of Food, Agricultural & Environmental Sciences; Director, OSU Extension; & Gist Chair in Extension Education & Leadership

    Exhibit Hall

    Explore new products and services, Showcase of Excellence displays, Exhibit Forums, and Silent Auction.

    Welcome Event

    Catch up with old friends and meet some new ones at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, named the No. 1 zoo in the nation by the USA Travel Guide. Explore the Shores and Australian exhibits, meet some of the zoo's residents up close and personal, take a ride on the antique merry go round and enjoy a leisurely dinner at the Water's Edge pavilion.

    Directions, Parking, & TransportationHyatt Regency Columbus

    350 North High Street,

    Columbus, OH 43215 Driving Directions

    Parking: Valet Parking at Hyatt Regency Columbus is $23 per night with unlimited in-out privileges. Self-parking in the adjacent Underground Garage is $14 per 24-hour period. Additional self-parking is available one block east of the hotel on Nationwide Blvd. in the East Lot at $11 per 24-hour period.

    Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown
    33 East Nationwide Blvd.
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Driving Directions

    Parking: Valet Parking at the Crowne Plaza Columbus Downtown is $23 per night. If you are a Priority Club member, valet parking is reduced to $17 per day with unlimited in-out privileges. Self-parking is an option, however, it is NOT the less expensive option. The self-parking garage behind the hotel please charges $12 overnight, and starting at 6 AM each day, there is an additional charge of $4 per hour.

    2012 NEAFCS Annual Business Meeting - Thursday, September 27 (Members Only)

    Annual Session Exhibitors (2012) — View a list of exhibitors who will be at the 2012 Annual Session. Check back regularly for new additions.

    In-Depth Sessions (2012) — You have 13 In-depth sessions from which to choose. Each features an educational component that relates directly to our profession and to our work. There is a separate fee for the in-depth sessions, and you will be able to register for these at the time you complete your conference registration. An optional box lunch is available for purchase in advance for all off-site sessions.

    Member Tours: Spouses & Guests WelcomeThese tours have been cancelled due to lack of needed registration numbers. The Tour Company will be contacting registrants to provide refunds.

    Conference Hotel (2012) — For the 2012 Annual Session, the Hyatt Regency Columbus Downtown is the conference hotel.

    Registration Fees and General Registration Instructions (2012) — Registration is Now Open! Please note that the form will ask you to sign in to get started. If you need assistance with your username and password, please contact the National Office at [email protected] or (561) 477-8100.

    Schedule Information (2012)

    Exhibitor Opportunities (2012)

    Exhibits, Sponsorship, and Advertising Information (2012) — As an official supporter of the 2012 Annual NEAFCS Session and Exhibits, your organization will generate exceptional visibility and immeasurable goodwill among Extension Family and Consumer Sciences educators who reach several hundred thousand consumers each year!

    Exhibitor Forum Presentation Opportunity (2012) — Consider participating in the Exhibitor Forum — Maximize your exposure at Annual Session with this additional opportunity. Reserve now

    State's Night Out Suggestions

     Annual Session Detail/Concurrent Sessions

     2012 Annual Session Agenda (updated 03/01/2012)

     State Sales Tables Application Form

     Ohio Marketplace Application Form

     2012 Exhibitor Application

     2012 Sponsorship Opportunities

     2012 Exhibitor Brochure

     Exhibit Floor Diagram

     Facility Map