2020 Virtual Conference

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Attendees check your email for the conference links (subject - ACE 2020 Virtual Conference details) or email ACE at aceoutreach@gmail.com.



Rates - June 1-24

$315 members/$500 nonmembers 

$225 students/retirees

These registration fees include access to the Monday, June 22 Academic & Research recording


Day 1 - Live Virtual Meeting         

ALL Times are Central Daylight Time                          

3:30-4:15 pm      ACE Welcome, Member Meeting & Board Report, Doug Edlund, ACE President;  Jennifer Alexander ACE President-Elect; Jeff Miller, ACE Treasurer

4:15-4:45 pm      Reuben Brigham Speaker, Pam Caraway, Syngenta

4:45-5:00 pm      ACE Professional Award Winner, Beth Forbes

5:00-6:30 pm      C&A Award presentation ,  Jennifer Alexander


THURSDAY, JUNE 25       

Day 2 - Live Virtual Meeting     

ALL Times are Central Daylight Time        

9:15-9:30 am      Welcome & Kickoff

9:30-10:30 am    Keynote Speaker: Mary Olivieri and Candice Hudson, CBD Marketing

10:30-10:45 am Break    

10:45-11:00 am Recognize Leadership Award Winners (Pioneer & LC), Jennifer Alexander

11:00-11:45 am Blurring and blending of roles and responsibilities: Graduate students’ COVID-19 experiences,  Dr. Jamie Loizzo, Dr. Cecilia E. Suarez, and Doctoral Candidate Peyton Beattie. Additional team members include: Doctoral student Bradley Coleman, Dr. Shelli Rampold, and Dr. J.C. Bunch

11:45 -12:30 pm    The Importance of Ag Comm's Role in Extension's Program Development Process , Mary Wirth, Penn State

12:30 -1:45 pm   Lunch Break       

1:45-2:30 pm      Diversity and Inclusion in Extension: Putting Our Good Intentions into Action, Linda Gilmore, Kansas State

2:30-2:45 pm      Break    

2:45-3:45 pm      Keynote Speaker,  Lorrie Boyer, Farm Broadcaster

3:45-4:00 pm      Break    

4:00-4:45 pm      A Playbook for Using New & Emerging Technologies in Ag Extension,   Rose Hayden-Smith, University of CA, Agriculture & Natural Resources

4:45-5:00 pm      OPS Videos         

5:00-5:45 pm      Is Anyone Listening? How to Engage Audiences When Phones are More Interesting, Mindy Tape, Michigan State University

5:45-6:00 pm      Closing Comments

6:00-6:30 pm      Closing Happy Hour - All Attendees Invited via seperate Zoom meeting

6:30-7:30 pm      Past Presidents/Retirees Happy Hour via separate Zoom meeting

Click here to view all pre-recorded breakout sessions

Click here to register for the 2020 Virtual Conference


Monday, June 22 10:00 am - 11:30 am Central Daylight Time


  • Discussion of research papers and posters - links to recorded paper presentations and posters will be provided to all attendees on June 8 to allow time for viewing ahead of this live session
  • Presentation of award winners
  • Business meeting


Join us for a moderated discussion of peer-reviewed research papers and posters. Registrants will receive links to the pre-recorded research paper presentations as well pdf versions of the selected posters on June 8. After the discussion we will also present award winners for the JAC Article of the Year and Runner-Up and ACE Award of Excellence for Research. We will wrap up with our annual business meeting.

REGISTRATION FEES - One day, Monday only meeting price

$145/members, $65 for students/retirees - does not include registration for June 24-25 live virtual conference

Attendees who register for the June 24-25 live virtual conference will receive access to the Academic & Research virtual session on at no additional charge.

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