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Who Should Submit Abstracts 
A mix of presenters and participants is sought, to enable sharing of both: (1) innovative approaches in the context of the future of extension that have been put into practice in field contexts, and (2) research and/or impact evaluations of extension programming, policies, curricula, trainings, and tools in the context of the future of extension. Donors, researchers, practitioners, government/policymakers, and partners from country level working in extension are encouraged to submit abstracts.  

Guidelines for Submission

Presentation Categories

  • Oral Presentations with Panel Discussion
    • Presenters will speak for 10 minutes each to showcase innovative approaches and/or research findings and then join a panel of four around a central topic. Groupings will be determined based
      on commonalities among submissions.
  • Lightning Talks
    • Five-minute talks showcasing innovative approaches.
  • Poster Presentations
    • Presenters will prepare and discuss a poster (of no more than 36” by 48”) to showcase
      innovative approaches and/or research findings.
      Presenters not accepted for oral presentations or lightning talks are encouraged to give a poster
      presentation.

Abstract Specifications

  • Title page with:
    • Author name(s), affiliation(s), and contact information (email and phone) for the lead author
    • Preferred submission category
      ▪ If not accepted for a talk, would you present your work as a poster?
    • Three to five keywords
  • Author bio (100 words or less)
  • Abstract (400 words or less) detailing the innovative approach or research
  • Formatted as a PDF

Submission Procedures 

Submit abstracts to: AgReach-aces@illinois.edu by December 31st, 2019, at 11:59 PM CST; a panel of AgReach and DLEC staff will be reviewing submissions. Notification to selected presenters will be made by January 25th, 2020.