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2017 Extension Engage: Partnering With New and Immigrant Audiences – Conference Information

2 farmers in a demonstration field

Photo credit: Der Holcomb

The demographic shift of North Carolina is challenging traditional programming and engagement models. The path toward addressing this transition presents many opportunities, challenges, lessons learned, and success stories. Sharing these will facilitate and strengthen our work together to best meet the needs of our changing audiences in North Carolina. To support this work, NCCES Community and Rural Development is sponsoring the Extension Engage: Partnering with New and Immigrant Audiences Conference.

TuesdayMay 2, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC  27701

Evening photo of Durham Arts Council Building

Durham Arts Council
Photo courtesy of Durham Arts Council.

The conference will provide an opportunity for participants to learn from external partners and Extension colleagues, both from North Carolina and beyond, about their journey in engaging with new audiences. We hope to be inspired by their experiences and get valuable resources and ideas to take back and enhance  innovation in our work to engage across our shifting demographics.

DEADLINE to register was April 24th, 2017

Juntos participants painting together

Photo Credit: NC Juntos Program

Conference Objectives

  • Expand understanding of population and cultural shifts and what it means for Extension’s effectiveness. Who are new Audiences for us?
  • Inspire NC Extension to go beyond traditional audiences.
  • Learn what is working on the ground.
  • How to: Marketing/ connecting with new audiences. Think together about what would catalyze audience (resources needed) shifts in programming across state.
  • Identify Actions to be taken post conference. What would it mean to do something differently?
woman harvesting rice in field

Photo credit: Lunah Zon

Agenda in Brief (Agenda)

Find a Roommate/Share a Ride (click here)

The Aloft (Easy walking distance to DAC)
Special discount rates are no longer available.
Aloft Durham Downtown
345 Blackwell Street
Durham, North Carolina 27701
919 402 5656 Ext 567

Durham Marriott City Center (This hotel is easy walking distance to the Durham Arts Council)
201 Foster St., Durham, NC 27701

Residence Inn
1108 West Main St.
Durham, NC 27701

Hilton Garden Inn Durham University Medical Center
2102 W. Main St.
Durham, NC 27705

The Durham Hotel
315 East Chapel hill St.
Durham, NC 27701

Click here for a map of the area around Durham Arts Council with links to hotels, food, coffee, etc.

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