2021 Annual Session

2021 NEAFCS Annual Session
November 2-5 ~ Grand Rapids, Michigan

We look forward to seeing everyone in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 2021 NEAFCS Annual Session. You will be challenged by dynamic keynote speakers, experience innovative programming and meet other NEAFCS professionals. Plan now to experience "Great Depths, Greater Impact" in Grand Rapids, MI., setting a course for program design directed at genuine impact, diving into authentic relationships, partnerships and collaborations and exploring the depths of work centered in diversity, equity and inclusion.

SEE YOU IN MICHIGAN (welcome video)

Call for Proposals
Deadline to submit a proposal for consideration is January 31. Only NEAFCS members may submit an application. Members selected to present will be required to register for the Annual Session. Only properly completed online abstract submissions will be considered. Proposal site will open on December 1. Check back here for link. 

 2021 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:

  • Teaching/ Program Development/Leadership/Community and Economic Development
  • Life Span Development: Aging, Human Development and related topics
  • Child Care/Child Development/Parenting
  • Sustainable Living: Textiles, Clothing, Housing, Environment, Disaster Relief & Preparedness and related topics
  • Life Member
  • Financial Management
  • Food Safety/Food Security
  • Health: Emotional, Mental, Physical and Substance Use
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Technology and Social Media
  • 4-H and Youth Development
  • Trending Topics (This track is for your innovative proposal that may not fit into one of the above tracks)

Hotel Information
The Amway Grand Plaza Hotel will be the host hotel for the 2021 Annual Session.  It is recognized as one of the finest historic hotels across America. NEAFCS will also utilize space at the DeVos Place Convention Center, connected to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel by a climate-controlled skywalk. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids and close to many of the top things to do in the area.  Grand Rapids is the heart of what Forbes Magazine calls "One of the 10 best downtowns in the USA."