Carmen G. Burgos, Extension Specialist
If you are looking for a place to learn, make friends and attend great workshops the National 4-H Volunteer Conference (formerly called 4-H Volunteer Conference for Southern States) is the place to go. In addition, it take place at a beautiful conference center. This conference is for anyone wanting to learn more about youth programs, see new curriculum, meet and exchange ideas with people from other states and just have fun. The conference will take place September 26-29, 2019 at the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, GA. This year’s theme is IT’S What We Do.
There will be open educational sessions and tracks. Tracks will include a series of sessions designed to work together to provide in-depth learning in the content area. If you are interested in teaching a workshop the conference committee is accepting proposals until March 1, 2019. A proposal guide and the portal to submit a proposal is available on the web site at the 4-H Volunteers: Lighting the Way website. All presenters are responsible for their own expenses including conference registration, travel, lodging, meals, specialized equipment rental and handouts. Presenters will receive a $30.00 discount off the registration fee (one person per session). Registration is $325 for full time registration which includes meals (dinner Thursday – breakfast Sunday), lodging and conference events. Agents this is a great opportunity to present an educational session at a national conference.
Before completing an application, please read the entire guide. Be very specific in listing your needs. If you need an oven for example, specify this in your proposal. Also, be specific in the amount of people you want to have in your class. Make sure you read the whole document before completing the application. Tennessee volunteers and agents are providing great youth programs. Please consider sharing with other volunteer and agents! If you have any questions or need assistance to complete an application, send an email to Carmen Burgos. I will be happy to help you!