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Start making your plans to attend the 2023 AAFCS Annual Conference in Baltimore! The   Call for Proposals   to speak at an educational session during the annual conference is NOW OPEN! All AAFCS Members, non-members, and partners are invited to share their programs, ideas, relevant research, and best practice strategies with fellow FCS professionals and students. Proposals can include up to six presenters.   Please download the Proposal Guidelines  for the best information and instructions. Proposals will focus on professional development that addresses the  2023 Annual Conference Educational Objectives .  Proposals are sought for all practice settings ...
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AAFCS is now accepting   Meeting/Event Space Reservation   requests from groups/entities who wish to reserve space and time for a meeting/event at the 2023 Annual Conference.  Space for the meeting/event could be used for  Board and/or Business Meetings Meal Functions, such as Breakfast, Luncheon, Banquet/Dinner, or Reception  Other Special Events or Activities (Examples include:  Showcase, Poster Presentation, Entertainment or Cultural Event, Community Service, Awards Recognition, Networking Session) The following groups/entities are invited to submit their requests to reserve meeting space:   AAFCS Professional Communities AAFCS Boards, ...
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Are you looking for an opportunity for professional service?  Would you like to play an important role in shaping FCS professional development offered during the 2023 Annual Conference?  If YES, then we encourage you to apply to be a peer-reviewer for the conference’s educational sessions.  Getting involved in the peer-review process can be a highly rewarding experience, whether you are new to the FCS workforce or want to augment your skills and experience.  AAFCS needs reviewers with varying levels of membership, experience, and from our multiple practice settings and content areas.   If you are interested in being a peer-reviewer, please submit your completed  ...
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If you are attending the 2022 Conference, don't forget: - to view the  Meal Functions  available at the Conference! Come meet, connect, network, join or support fellow Members in their Community and Group events and Awards Ceremonies! The last day to purchase a Meal Function Ticket is now: June 10th . Please check the website for instructions on purchasing tickets. - the  Educational Experience  is the Clean the World (Orlando) visit on June 25th! This a free event; sign-up and ticket required. Transportation on your own. See you in Orlando!
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AAFCS FREE BOOKSTORE –    This Give One, Take One bookstore will be located in the   EXPO/Hub   throughout the entirety of the conference. Conference attendees: please consider dropping off one or more FCS related books from children books, cook books, text books, to 4-H curriculum, and leadership management books. If you are not coming to the Conference but would like to donate, please send the item with a fellow FCS colleague who can drop it off for you! All FCS-related items are welcome! FLORIDA DISASTER PREPAREDNESS –  The Annual Conference Local Advisory Committee (ACLAC) is collecting items to donate to the local Disaster Preparedness shelter. Read ...
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The   AAFCS Annual Conference   IS the Comeback Meeting of 2022! And the   EXPO/Hub   is THE place to be! Exhibits provide an opportunity for YOU to showcase your organization, resources and products. AAFCS Communities, Affiliates, partners, and other organizations are invited to participate and reserve exhibit space. There is no cost for AAFCS Communities and Affiliates unless you are selling products. Two AAFCS affiliates or communities may share one tabletop exhibit. Small business owners may also participate, and per Florida law, all exhibitors who are selling products must submit a completed   sales tax form . For those ...
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aafcs.org/ac2022/fasttalks If you are a young or seasoned professional and have an idea to share, we invite you to step up to the podium and present your very own FCS Fast Talk in Orlando! The conference will spotlight 10-minute FCS Fast Talks sessions in the new Hub (formerly the Expo) from June 25-27. We invite you to have the spotlight on YOU and submit a proposal to present in these sessions. Share your impactful ideas, outreach efforts, innovative programs and strategies, and/or creative collaborations in just 10 minutes in the EXPO/Hub -- see Schedule-At-A-Glance for the EXPO/Hub hours of operation. This Call for Proposals is open to members ...
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The Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal is pleased to issue a call for manuscripts for a special issue for publication. For 50 years, the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal has been the periodical of choice for specialists in every segment of the field. The Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal started to accept papers on hospitality and tourism management in 2021. As hospitality and tourism management is a newly added area, a special issue is proposed to timely address the most important current issue in the hospitality and tourism area. Further information about the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal can ...
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ICYMI:  the latest JFCS issue is now in your  IngentaConnect  account! ➡  VOL 113, ISSUE 4 You will find new features showcasing the current issue on our website : ➡ The Table of Contents and Beyond the Journa l ➡ Member access to the Journal in Action resources ​​ #FCSsuccess   #SayYestoFCS   #JFCS
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The Schedule-At-A-Glance is available on the 2022 AAFCS Annual Conference website ! Be sure to bookmark the conference website and check back again as there will be weekly updates! Please contact annualconf@aafcs.org if you have questions about the schedule.
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Undergraduate Program Directory Launching – We Need Your Help! The American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is developing an "Undergraduate Program Directory" to provide information on undergraduate (associate and baccalaureate) degree programs associated with the "people-centered sciences" (Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Ecology, Home Economics, Human Services, Human Sciences) in the following content areas: Culinary arts, hospitality, and tourism Education and training Food science and nutrition Health management and wellness Housing and interior design Human/Child development and family relations (including Child Life) ...
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Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for an FCS student or professional? And, one that keeps on giving? Look no further - we have relevant and comprehensive FCS professional development available for purchase! For those that missed the  2021 Virtual Conference  and the  2021 Fall Leadership Workshop , our on-demand recordings and PDU certificates are available through part of 2022! Upon payment, the recording(s) are found in the confirmation email link. If you have questions about these offers, please email  AnnualConf2@aafcs.org . #FCSsuccess ​
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AAFCS is now accepting proposals for Educational Sessions for the in-person 2022 Annual Conference (June 25-27 in Orlando, FL).  Proposals may be submitted by AAFCS members and nonmembers.  Proposals should fit within ONE of the following Conference Strands:   Effect Change:  Leadership, Advocacy and Collaboration Effect Change:  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Celebrate #FCSsuccess:  Educational Tools, Trends, and Resources Celebrate #FCSsuccess:  Research and Scholarship Deadline for Submission :  Monday, November 15   Extended to Thursday, November 18th, 12 pm EASTERN TIME Proposal Review Rubric :  The proposals will undergo blind, ...
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AAFCS is now accepting proposals from groups/entities for the 2022 Annual Conference for the following: Board and/or Business Meetings (Maximum time allotment is 1 hour) Meal Functions: Breakfast, Luncheon, Dinner, or Reception (Maximum time allotment is2 hours) Community/Group Special Events (Poster Session, Curriculum Showcase, Awards Recognition) The following groups/entities are invited to submit proposals: AAFCS Professional Communities AAFCS Boards, Task Forces, Committees, Councils, Assemblies, or Units Alliance for FCS Partner Organizations Deadline for Submission :  Friday, October 15 Proposal Components: Submitter ...
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We greatly appreciate those that have been reviewers in the past and would like to give others an opportunity to contribute in developing professional development at the AAFCS conference! Volunteers are asked to review submitted proposals for Educational Sessions for the conference. If you are looking for an opportunity for professional service, we encourage you to apply to be a peer reviewer for the conference's educational sessions.  Getting involved in the peer review process can be a highly rewarding experience, whether you are new to the FCS workforce or want to augment your skills and experience.  AAFCS needs reviewers with varying levels of membership ...
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With community grant funding from Wells Fargo, AAFCS is convening a F amily and C onsumer S ciences F inancial I nnovator and T rainer (FCS FIT) Network to facilitate the development of innovative and effective instructional resources and tools to "Advance Hands on Banking for Youth."  Applications are being accepted for AAFCS members who would like to participate.  A total of 12 FCS educators will be selected to develop innovative instructional tools and resources for Wells Fargo's Hands on Banking program.  AAFCS anticipates selecting educators with a diverse set of experiences representing different geographic locations, practice settings, ...
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AAFCS is pleased to announce that Dr. Mari Borr has been selected as the new Editor of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal .   Dr. Borr is a Professor in the School of Education within the College of Human Sciences and Education at North Dakota State University (NDSU).  She has been a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Educator at NDSU since 2005.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics Education from NDSU, a Master of Education in Family and Consumer Sciences Education from NDSU, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning:  Higher Education from the University of North Dakota.  Since 2014, Dr. Borr has served as the ...
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Dr. Sharon DeVaney, CFCS-Retired, has retired as Editor of the Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal ( FCSRJ ).  Dr. DeVaney, Professor Emeritus as Purdue University, has served as Editor since August of 2009.  In that twelve-year period, she has managed and provided editorial leadership for the publication of 48 issues and a total of approximately 288 articles.  She shared, “I have enjoyed the adventure of being an Editor and I want to thank the authors whose research is what makes a journal evolve and thrive.”  One of her highlights as Editor is the publication of the titles of theses and dissertations completed in family and consumer sciences during ...
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We have a special virtual meeting planned for our Affiliate Leaders on July 29 th at 4 PM EDT. Join your AAFCS Executive Director, fellow affiliate leaders, the President of our Board of Directors and association staff to connect on topics that are on our mind! Hear Robert’s focus for his term as President, Board of Directors Design your 2021 AAFCS Fall Leadership Workshop program Participate in break-thru discussions in our break-out rooms to share your affiliate successes Hear how you can future forward to fall with Nancy https://zoom.us/j/92471351609?pwd=Q2RiM0MwNk9WWHQzbVZzK2t0Vmladz09 Meeting ID: 924 7135 1609 Passcode: 413064 Find ...
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We are looking for a new addition to the AAFCS team!   The Director, Digital Communications and Technology will use a combination of creativity, innovation, and practical marketing knowledge to deliver messages and maintain brand recognition for the association and the profession. This position requires technical skills to work with software to create graphics, videos, blog posts, podcasts, journals, and other interactive formats that are in-line with the organizations goals to serve its members and foster stronger engagement. The Director must have the requisite social/digital media skills to ensure that these campaigns are successfully implemented. To this ...
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