Check back for updates as we continue to coordinate.

We are going paperless!

We will provide a one-page schedule with times and locations when you check-in at the conference.  Everything else will be in the Member Portal.  Be on the lookout for more information about going paperless.

Program Meeting Times

Each program determines their meeting times.  The following blocks of time will be available to programs.  As programs select their meeting times they will be added to this schedule page.

Monday, 10:00 a.m.-Noon and 1:45-4:15 p.m.
Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-Noon

Sunday, March 31, 2019

12:30-6:00 PM Faculty Learn Shop
5:00-7:00 PM

Early Registration Check-in
Stop by the registration table in the hotel lobby to pick up your conference materials and say hi to the management team.

Monday, April 1, 2019
7:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Registration check-in will be available throughout the day in the Ballroom Foyer

8:00-10:00 AM

Breakfast Meetings

Human Sciences Board, 8-10 AM

Alliance Orientation, 8-9 AM
New to the alliance? Join us for a breakfast session where first time meeting attendees and those new to the alliance will learn more about how we partner together to offer online, flexible and affordable programs for virtual learners.

Faculty Coordinator Meeting, 9-10 AM
This will be an opportunity for faculty coordinators to discuss best practices for spring meeting and their role throughout the year.  Check back for more information as the agenda for this meeting is developed.

10:00 AM-Noon

Program Meetings

FCS Education 10 AM-Noon
Community Development 10 AM-Noon
Dietetics 10 AM-Noon
ECEMS 10 AM-Noon
Merchandising 10 AM-Noon
Youth Development 10 AM-Noon

Noon-1:30 PM

EVERYONE ATTENDS | Luncheon Keynote

Partnering With Employers to Help Students Succeed
EAB's latest research will assist members in finding high-impact employer partners. 

  • Learn what setbacks keep universities from reaching best-fit partners. 
  • Learn to identify strategic partner prospects that can be expended into sustainable relationships. 
  • Learn to communicate the distinct value of higher education to potential employer partners.

Headshot of Max MilderPresented by:
Max Milder, EAB Consultant for the COE Forum

Learn more about Max on the EAB website.

1:45-4:30 PM

Meetings: Programs and Chairs

FCS Education 1:45-4:15 PM
Community Development 1:45-4:15 PM
Dietetics 1:45-4:15 PM
ECEMS 1:45-4:15 PM
Merchandising 1:45-4:15 PM
Youth Development 1:45-4:15 PM
Family Financial Planning 1:45-4:15 PM

4:30-6:00 PM

EVERYONE ATTENDS | Celebrating Our Partners

Awards Reception & Mini-Grant Presentations

  • Awards & recognition
    • Friend of Great Plains IDEA
    • Faculty Excellence Award
    • Great Idea Awards
  • Mini-grant recipients will provide updates on their projects using short video presentations.  This is an opportunity to learn more about the new and exciting projects your colleagues are working on.
6:30 PM & Beyond Dine Arounds on the Plaza
  • Join colleagues from across the country at a restaurant within walking distance of the hotel.  This is an informal opportunity to collaborate with faculty and staff from partner universities.
  • Sign-up for dine arounds will be available at the conference near the registration table.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

8:30-9:45 AM

EVERYONE ATTENDS | Breakfast & Presentations

  • Enjoy a delicious breakfast while celebrating our partnerships with students and the lead institution.

10:00 AM-Noon

Program and Chair Meetings (continued)

FCS Education 10 AM-5 PM
Family Financial Planning 10 AM-5 PM
Community Development 10 AM-5 PM
ECEMS 10 AM-5 PM
Merchandising 10 AM-5 PM
Youth Development 10 AM-5 PM

12:00-1:30 PM

Working Lunches

  • Department Chairs and Human Sciences Board
  • Programs continue to meet

1:30-5:00 PM

Program and Chair Meetings (continued)

FCS Education 10 AM-5 PM
Family Financial Planning 10 AM-5 PM
Community Development 10 AM-5 PM
ECEMS 10 AM-5 PM
Merchandising 10 AM-5 PM
Youth Development 10 AM-5 PM

Next Great Idea Meeting 4:00-5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Human Sciences Board Dinner

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:00 AM-Noon

Human Sciences Board of Directors Breakfast & Meeting

FCS Education 8 AM-Noon