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Announcing a New Awards Program

The members of the National Extension Technology Community Board are excited to announce a new awards program with the goal of recognizing outstanding performers within the Community. In this inaugural year for these awards, nominations will be sought in three categories:

The NETC Award for Individual Excellence recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a strong work ethic, commitment to service, and exceptional job performance. The award honors outstanding effort, encourages workplace creativity and innovation, and celebrates the achievements of information technology professionals serving the Cooperative Extension community. Here is the nomination form.

The NETC Award for Team Excellence recognizes teams who have demonstrated a strong work ethic, commitment to service, effective teamwork and exceptional job performance. The award honors outstanding effort, encourages workplace creativity and innovation, and celebrates the achievements of information technology professionals working as a team while serving the Cooperative Extension community. Here is the nomination form.

The NETC Award for Intestinal Fortitude recognizes individuals who have demonstrated perseverance, stamina, personal courage and tenacity to achieve a successful outcome when faced with adversity, discouragement or even absurdity. The award honors the determination and commitment of information technology professionals serving the Cooperative Extension community. Here is the nomination form.

We encourage you to nominate your teammates and peers who exemplify outstanding service in support of the Cooperative Extension mission. Nominations will be accepted through February 28, 2017. The awards will be presented at the NETC Annual Conference in Savannah.

For more information, eligibility requirements, and to nominate deserving candidates visit the Annual Awards page of the NETC website.

2015 NETC Conference, Call for Proposals

TheNETC conference 2015 is now accepting presentation proposals for the August 15 conference. Proposals are due March 15, 2015. Notice of acceptance will come sometime around April 1. Submit your proposal at www.netc2015.org

Changes/additions are happening to the 2015 NETC Conference website weekly. Be sure to check them out.

While you’re at it, follow the twitter account and like the Facebook page as well.

2015 NETC Conference Update

The NETC Steering Committee met on December 23, 2014, to talk about the upcoming NETC conference in Montana on August 10-13, 2015. Planning is well on its way, and it’s going to be a great conference.

They are looking at having a welcome reception on Monday evening, and wrapping up by noon on Thursday. They will have 3 keynote speakers during the conference, 5 simultaneous presentations during the breakout sessions, and ample opportunities for networking. Sounds like the food will be fantastic. Requests for proposals will be early in 2015

They may be able to offer a post-conference session on Thursday afternoon, and maybe even on optional tour of a local attraction on Friday. Hotel rates will be very reasonable, and the resort has agreed to give those rates for 3 nights prior to the conference to 3 nights after the conference.

Hope to see you in Montana in August, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #TagURIt