Program

AAFCS Annual Conference and Expo Program at a Glance


Please note: this program at a glance is subject to change and will be updated with additional detailed information to help you build your schedule. More sessions and events will be added soon.

  • Learn more about educational sessions here
  • Learn more about meal functions here
  • Learn more about Pre-Conference Workshops here.

NEW: 

Sustainability matters to AAFCS and is the right and responsible thing to do!

In 2020, we will be making the conference program available digitally and continue to post important conference details on our app. No worries, all of the information you need will be available electronically.

If you still prefer to have a printed program onsite,  please select the registration package that includes a paper program for an addition cost of $7.50.


Please refer to the key below, indicating which educational strand each session belongs to. 

Strand key: Orange: Advocacy and Collaboration; Pink: Leadership and Association Engagement; Dark Green: Educational Tools and Resources; Dark Blue: Research and Scholarship; Light Green: Trends and Innovations; Light Blue: Learning Labs; Purple: National Partnership - FCS Education

Wednesday, June 24th

1:00pm-6:00pm

New AAFCS Board Member Orientation (by invitation only)

Thursday, June 25th

9:00am-5:00pm

AAFCS Board of Directors Meeting (by invitation only)

12:00pm-1:00pm

AAFCS Board of Directors Luncheon (by invitation only)

5:00pm-7:00pm

Conference Registration Open

6:00pm-8:00pm

AAFCS Board of Directors Dinner
(by invitation only)

Friday, June 26th

7:00am-9:00am

International Federation for Home Economics-US (IFHE-US) Board of Directors Meeting

8:00am-4:00pm

Conference Registration and MD/MN Booths Open (MN opens at 3:00pm)

8:00am-9:00am

Leadership Council Registration

8:30am-9:00am

Leadership Council Orientation

8:30am-4:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: Preparing an Accreditation Self-Study Report (Complimentary; must sign up with registration)

9:00am-12:30pm

Professional Certification Exams

9:00am-2:15pm

Leadership Council, Parts 1 and 2

9:30am-11:30am

Kappa Omicron Nu Board Meeting

11:00am-12:00pm

IFHE World Congress 2020 Committee Meeting, Part 1

1:00pm-4:00pm

International Home Economics Services Board of Trustees Annual Meeting

1:30pm-3:30pm

Pre-Conference Workshop: Make and Take Workshop: Design and Technology with Die-Cutting (Complimentary; must sign up with registration. Limited to 40 participants.)

2:00pm-3:00pm

Community of Non-Traditional Careers Business Meeting

 

Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Business Meeting

 

FCSEA Board of Directors Meeting

 

National Coalition for Black Development in Family & Consumer Sciences Board of Directors Meeting

 

Family Relations and Human Development Community Gathering

3:15pm-4:15pm

Community of Global Perspectives Business Meeting

 

Community of Family Economics and Resource Management Meeting

 

National Coalition for Family & Consumer Sciences Education Business Meeting

1890 Council of Administrators in Family and Consumer Sciences Meeting

 

Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Meeting

4:00pm-4:30pm

First-Time Attendee Orientation

4:30pm-7:30pm

Blast of Blue Welcome Reception and Expo (1 ticket included with all Full and Student registrations; wear your FCS Blues!)

  • Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions
  • Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Poster Sessions
  • Collegiate Assembly Faculty/Student Posters

5:30pm-7:20pm

     Learning Labs

7:30pm-8:30pm

Council for Certification Meeting

7:45pm-9:45pm

International Federation for Home Economics-US Cultural Evening

Saturday, June 27th 

7:00am-4:00pm

Conference Registration and MD/MN Booths Open

7:00am-8:00am

Community of Extension Business Meeting and Breakfast (RSVP to Margaret Viebrock at viebrock@wsu.edu)

 

Community of Lifelong Professionals Business & Networking Meeting (Formerly known as the Community of Partners in Home and Community)

 

National Coalition for Black Development in Family & Consumer Sciences Business Meeting

 

IFHE World Congress 2020 Committee Meeting, Part 2

Community of Public Policy Meeting

 

Community of Business & Entrepreneurship Business Meeting

8:00am-9:00am

Sip and See in the EXPO 2020 Marketplace

9:00am-10:30am

Saturday General Session

10:30am-11:30am

Find Your People Networking Event

10:30am-1:30pm

EXPO 2020 Marketplace

  • Undergraduate Research Posters
  • Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Posters
  • Collegiate Assembly Faculty/Student Posters

10:40am-12:20pm

     Learning Labs

11:30am-1:30pm

Northeast Connect - Driving Awareness with High Quality FCS Programming (by invitation only)

11:30am-12:30pm

Recipe Workshop:  Build Safety Instructions Into Favorite Recipes, Sponsored by the Partnership for Food Safety Education

12:30pm-1:30pm

Lunch in the EXPO 2020 Marketplace (included with all Full, Student, Saturday-Only, and Family/Guest Registrations)

1:45pm-2:45pm

     Using Active Learning to Escape Student Boredom

 

     Smart Strategies for Financially Savvy Youth

     Taking Action to RECRUIT FCS Educators

 

     Empowering Youth to Make Effective Change

 

     Igniting Interest in Tomorrow's Innovators: Bringing Technology and Electronics into the Textiles Classroom

 

     Enhancing the Discipline-Based Reading Outcomes for Family and Consumer Sciences Undergraduates

 

     Measuring the Success of Work-Based Learning Experiences in Family and Consumer Sciences

 

     Converging Academic & Social Communities: Applying a Human Sciences Lens to Peer Mentoring for Student Success

 

     AAFCS Certification: A Powerful Tool

     FCS Engagement=Excitement, Energy & Empowerment

3:00pm-4:00pm

     Baking Ingredient Myths and Sciences

 

     Helping Low and Moderate Income Families with Their Finances: A Toolkit for FCS Educators

     Taking Action to PREPARE FCS Educators

 

     Charting a Course to Navigate a Brand New World—Working with Generation Z!

 

     Addressing the Housing Shortage: Do Innovative Approaches Address Individual and Family Needs?

 

     Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal Best Papers in 2019

 

     Beyond Talk: Active Classroom Strategies to Address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Global Issues

 

     Support and Highlight Your Program: Apply for Teacher of the Year

 

     Building Upon Leadership Outcomes & Successes of the AAFCS Leadership Academies 2013-2019

3:00pm-4:15pm

Reception: Milestones in Membership: Celebrating 50 Years of Membership (ticketed event)

4:15pm-5:15pm

     Building the Foundation for Early Childhood Education

 

     The Value of MoneySKILL® in Your Classroom

 

     Advocacy Tools, Tips and Techniques to Gain Support for FCS Education Programs

 

     Let's Build Wealth One House at a Time

 

     Food Science Trends and Innovations: From Farm to Fork

 

     Helping Professors Grow as they Teach and Advise Graduate Students

 

     More Than Just an Elective…Developing Curriculum that Meets Student, Community, and Societal Needs

 

     Student Unit 101: An Overview of the Student Unit and Opportunities

 

     Integrating Leadership Soft Skills Into Your FCS Program

5:30pm-7:30pm

International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)-US Business Meeting

6:00pm-7:00pm

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal Editorial/Advisory Board Meeting

 

Student Unit Business Meeting

7:00pm-8:00pm

Student Unit Social Night

7:30pm-9:30pm

National Coalition for Black Development in Family and Consumer Sciences Banquet (ticketed event)

Sunday, June 28th 

7:00am-1:00pm

Conference Registration and MD/MN Booths Open

8:00am-9:00am

     Engaging Students Visually With Unforgettable Demonstrations

 

     When Helpful Becomes Harmful: The Implications for FCS of Opioids, Vaping and Other "New" Addictions, Part 1

     Taking Action to SUPPORT FCS Educators

 

     Advocacy: Change the World by  Leading the Way

 

     Work and Work-Based Learning Programs are a Gift—Remove the Gift Wrap

 

     Twenty Financial Planning Tips for Lifelong Professionals

 

     Why and How New Generations Bake and Apply Baking Food Safety in Homes, Communities, and Careers

     We Did It! Our Legislation Supporting FCS was Passed in New Mexico!

 

     Diversity Matters     

 

     Collegiate Assembly Business Meeting and Program: Bringing All the Assessment Data Together 

9:15am-10:15am

     That's a Good Question

 

     When Helpful Becomes Harmful: The Implications for FCS of Opioids, Vaping and Other "New" Addictions, Part 1

 

     Struggling Student Teachers: Interventions for Support & Success

     For the Greater Good: A Collaborative Effort to Improve Community Health

 

     Breaking Out of Financial Ruin!

 

     Oh the Places We Will Go! What's Trending in Culinary Tourism?

 

     Meeting the Challenges: Addiction Recovery Through Financial Empowerment Coaching

 

     Affiliate Bylaws: How Your Vision Can Lead to Success!

 

     Assembly of Higher Education and Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Business Meeting and Program: Successful Career in Higher Education: Productivity Metrics

9:15am-11:30am

FCS Matters! New Public Awareness Campaign

10:30am-11:30am

     Practicing FCS Teachers' Advice for New FCS Teachers

     Fraud and the Elderly: So You Won the Publisher's Clearing House Sweepstakes!!

 

     Early Independence and the Transition to College Among Homeless and Foster Youth

 

     Nourish to Flourish: Stress and Our Mental and Physical Health

 

     Community of Colleges, Universities, and Research Oral Research Presentations

11:45am-1:00pm

Kappa Omicron Nu and Phi Upsilon Omicron Luncheon (ticketed event)

 

Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Teacher of the Year Luncheon, Sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox (ticketed event)

 

Community of Global Perspectives Luncheon: "My Journey to America" (ticketed event)

 

Communities of Business & Entrepreneurship, Non-Traditional Careers, and Lifelong Professionals Joint Luncheon: "Taking the Road Less Traveled: Life as a Non-Traditional Family and Consumer Sciences Professional" (ticketed event)

1:15pm-3:00pm

Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences Meeting, Part 1 (by invitation only)

1:15pm-2:45pm

     Assessment 203: Now What??? Closing the Loop!

1:30pm-3:15pm

Apparel, Textiles, and Design Juried Showcase

 

Community of Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Education Curriculum Showcase and Silent Auction

Twice is Nice Accessories Swap

 

                              Ignite 2020! Round Table Presentations

3:30pm-5:30pm

Sunday General Session: FCS Expert Panel

7:30pm-9:30pm

FCS Awards Blue Carpet Dinner (ticketed event)

Monday, June 29th 

9:00am-12:00pm

Alliance for Family & Consumer Sciences Meeting, Part 2

 



Schedule as of February 18, 2020—subject to change.