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Tuesday, December 1 • 11:15am - 12:15pm
Trends, Issues, & Innovation: New Paths for Extension

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Society is going through rapid waves of change, and Cooperative Extension risks falling behind current and emerging tools and resources. This puts Extension in the position of moving from an early adopter and teacher of technology to catching up with the technology our clientele uses. 

Our session focuses on identifying current and future trends that can impact Extension (examples include The Internet of Things, citizen science, the Maker movement [including 3D printing], automation and robotics, and changing clientele demographics), then will focus on innovation as a method to create new ideas, resources, programming, and even personnel practices. We discuss why addressing disruptive innovation is important  and examine methods and resources for encouraging and growing innovation. Participants will be engaged throughout the session and will add to and edit an online resource document during and after the session. An additional digital handout will supplement the session (containing information presented, links to resources, and more)

Our goals are to increase awareness of pressing trends and issues, share tools, resources, and methods that peers can use at their institution, and co-learn additional resources from participants.


Tuesday December 1, 2015 11:15am - 12:15pm

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