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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

October 11, 2016

Annual Conference Updates

Submitted by John Ruberson

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The Wednesday morning session will be streamed live so those who are unable to attend the conference can hear the speakers — Interim President General Richard Myers, Dean and Director John Floros, Associate Director Daryl Buchholz, and Associate Director Ernie Minton. We will provide the URL shortly before the conference.

October 14 is the deadline for conference registration. Thank you to those who have already registered. For those who haven’t registered, here’s what you need to know:

Join Women of K-State for a free breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, in the K-State Student Union Grand Ballroom. You will hear from Strengths Advocates and Champions about how they are using StrengthsQuest to help develop our students, faculty, and staff.

Every person possesses a unique combination of talents, knowledge, and skills – strengths that they use in their daily lives to do their work, achieve their goals, and interact with others. When people understand and apply their innate strengths, the effect on their lives and work is profound. StrengthsQuest, an initiative right here on our campus, helps students and educators discover and develop their strengths for greater academic, career and personal success.

Preregistration is required for this event. If you would like to attend the Women of K-State breakfast, you must sign up when you register for the conference.

The registration form allows you to preregister for three communications sessions solicited by the conference committee: 1A #BestSessionEver – Effective Use of Social Media, 2A Messaging and the Media, and 3A Developing Clear and Effective Infographics. Those who preregister for these sessions should come prepared with a communication topic to work on during the session.

REMEMBER: Multiple sessions are also offered at those times. There are six to seven other break-out sessions in the K-State Student Union plus the Sorghum Research Update at the K-State Alumni Center. Please review the full
schedule with session descriptions and times before registering for the conference.

This year, the research symposium — 
Sorghum Research Update — is at the K-State Alumni Center. Please register if you plan to attend the meal.

registration form DOES NOT include parking permits. Go to the parking section on the conference website to order your parking permits directly from K-State Parking Services.

Other conference notes:

Union 105 will be available as a mother’s room.

In addition to tasty refreshments, great displays, and the K-State Research and Extension auction, Willie the Wildcat will appear at the Resource Fair/Reception from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27. Be sure to attend — more surprises are planned!

Kansas Wheat will be at the Resource Fair/Reception to provide free 2016 recipe books.

Senator Tom Hawk will be the Inspirational Breakfast speaker at 7 a.m., Thursday, October 27.