2022 System-Wide Conference



Tired of virtual meetings and conferences? Well, you’re in luck! The AEA System-Wide Conference 2022 will be held this year in sunny Orlando, Florida – the City Beautiful!

Orlando is known for its scenic landscapes and tourist attractions, but from July 31-August 4, it will be the destination to network with 1890 colleagues and friends!

The nation’s events of the past three years taught 1890 Extension that we can adapt and continue to meet the needs of our audiences. While technology constantly changes, we know that people want access to information on multiple platforms 24 hours a day. We have the expertise to develop and implement life-changing programs. We know how to deliver timely information. Now we just need you to come to Orlando. Come learn…have some fun…and return home ready to position 1890 Extension for the next generation!

Conference Goals

  • Share information about the history and significance of the 1890 Land-Grant System.
  • Offer professional development for state specialists and community educators on the Extension programming model, involving program development, planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting.
  • Highlight the importance of program impact statements and provide strategies for writing them.
  • Showcase best practices and innovative programs that focus on successful strategies for addressing relevant issues and needs of underserved populations.
  • Showcase Extension programs that meet nationally recognized standards of excellence.
  • Empower participants to create impactful interdisciplinary educational programs.
  • Provide opportunities for interactions and collaborations between Extension, research and allied professionals.
  • Recognize extension colleagues and stakeholders for exemplary programs and service.


We are requesting that each 1890 institution bring and display at least one exhibit to the conference. Additional information is available on the Sponsors & Exhibitors page.

Opening Reception

The conference will begin with an opening reception at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, 2022. At the opening reception, there will be an institutional roll call. During the roll call, each university will introduce their participants and present two state gifts. Each gift should be valued at $50.00 or more. The attire for the reception is something that would represent your university.