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Purpose and Philosophy of
The “Galaxy” Conference provides a unique
opportunity to work together on a joint conference
while celebrating the diversity of the individual JCEP
member associations.
Every five years the Joint Council of Extension
Professionals sponsors and provides leadership for a
Galaxy Conference for the entire Extension System.
This conference invites participation from all JCEP
member associations, ECOP and other partners critical
to the Extension mission.
2500 Extension
Professionals will be in
attendance from all specialty
areas of our nation’s land
grant university Extension
system members of JCEP
Member organizations include
 National Association of Extension 4-H Agents (NAE4HA)
 National Extension Association of Family and Consumer
Sciences (NEAFCS) Association of Natural Resource
Extension Professionals (ANREP)
 National Association of County Agricultural Agents
 Epsilon Sigma Phi (ESP)
 National Association of Community Development
Extension Professionals (NACDEP)
Galaxy IV Schedule Overview
SUNDAY NAE 4-HA Board Meeting
Concurrent Sessions
Posters, Exhibits
Ruby Lecture and ESP Awards
Evening: Reception, Auctions,
MONDAY Pre-conference meetings
Evening: Welcoming Event
(Ride on the Gateway Clipper to
Market Square area-may include
a meal)
THURSDAY Concurrent Sessions
TUESDAY Posters, Exhibits
General Session
Evening: Association Banquets
Concurrent Sessions
Posters, Exhibits
FRIDAY - Closing Session
Evening: State’s Night Out
Each association (except ESP) will have a designated hotel where pre-conference
meetings and some other association functions will be held. The awards banquets for
NEAFCS, ANREP and NACDEP will be held at the Omni; NACAA awards banquet will
be held at the Marriott City Center; NAE4-HA banquet at Convention Center.
•Omni William Penn (NAE4-HA)
•Marriott City Center (NACAA)
•Renaissance (NEAFCS)
•Wyndham (NACDEP)
•Doubletree Hotel and Suites (ANREP)
•Hampton Inn - overflow
•Marriott Courtyard - overflow
Hotel Registration Procedures
When you register for the Galaxy
Conference, you will complete your
hotel reservation request.Your hotel
reservations will be made for you and
your hotel confirmation sent to you.
 There is a specific section on your
conference registration form for hotel
 Suites are available at the Omni
David L. Lawrence Convention
Most conference events will be held in the Convention Center on
Tuesday through Friday, including general sessions, concurrent
sessions, poster sessions, association meetings, live and silent
auctions, and the NAE4-HA awards banquet.
The following meals will be
provided to attendees at the
Convention Center: box lunch on
Tuesday; box lunch or Ruby
luncheon on Wednesday; preauction reception on Wednesday;
continental breakfast on Thursday;
DSA banquet; brunch on Friday.
Local foods will be featured.
Built Green;Working Green, Every Day!
Early Bird Registration Deadline July 15th, 2013
Proposal Submission
If you submitted a proposal to present at
the Galaxy Conference you will be
notified by late April if your proposal was
 NAE 4-HA has the most proposal
submissions of any association so thanks
to all who submit proposals.
Galaxy IV Committee 2013
Jule‐Lynne Macie
Rockdale County Cooperative Extension
1400 Parker Road, Lobby A
Conyers, GA 30094
Wk Phone: 770‐278‐7373
Fax: 770‐785‐5957
E‐mail: [email protected]
Barbara Schirmer
NAE4HA Life Member
8 Penny Lane
Dryden, NY 13053
Email: [email protected]
George Ferris began his career as a
bridge builder in Pittsburgh. He applied
his bridge technology to build the Ferris
More Information :
September - Mid-October
Light sweaters are in, as well as your hiking
boots, as I'm sure you'll want to get out and
enjoy the gorgeous fall leaves of Western
Pennsylvania. Average highs in the low-tomid 60s. Fall is one of the prettiest times in
Pittsburgh, a respite between the hot days of
summer and snowy cold winters.
See you all at
Galaxy IV in

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