Young Professional Network Webinar: October 22nd

Young Professional Network Webinar- Sign up On October 22, 2020 at 4:00 pm Eastern time, Dr. Amanda McCloat, Director of the IFHE Young Professionals Network (YPN), will hold a webinar discussing the YPN, its benefits, and the importance of young professionals’ involvement.

Dr. McCloat is the Head of the Home Economics Department at St. Angela’s College and will speak to interested Family & Consumer Sciences professionals from Sligo, Ireland. This will be a great time for you to learn more about the benefits of being involved in IFHE, and we would love to have additional participants in the YPN.

Students, new professionals, and the young at heart are all invited to attend. Please RSVP to Carmen Pedersen, GAFCS Counselor at carmen.n.pedersen@gmail.com by October 16 to receive a link and future updates about the webinar.

Call for Experts

IFHE plans to submit a statement to the United Nations Commission for Social Development 2021 and is inviting members to contribute.

Theme of the statement is “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”.
We are looking for experts on home economics & digital technologies to contribute to the statement. The more aspects and perspectives we can add, the better.
If you are interested, please send your contact details and background to Annette.ptassek@ifhe.org until 5 October 2020.

More on the Commission on Social Development 2021:
https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/united-nations-commission-for-social-development-csocd-social-policy-and-development-division/csocd59.html

Many thanks for your participation and support!

IFHE Office Bonn

Annual Meeting Berlin, Germany: March 4-6, 2020

Annual Meeting 2020

4.-6. March 2020, Bonn, Germany

The Annual Meeting focuses on “Advancing IFHE: successful stories & learning examples” and  World Home Economics Days 2021-2023.

Registration deadline is 28 January 2020, members register by paying a 95 Euro registration fee through the IFHE online payment 

https://www.ifhe.org/events/annual-meeting-2020/

IFHE World Congress: August 2-8, 2020 Atlanta

“Home Economics: Soaring Toward Sustainable Development”

2nd – 8th August 2020

Atlanta Hyatt Regency Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Your IFHE-US colleagues are excited to welcome you to the United States.  The Congress will feature many traditional activities and some new ones, which include:

  • First Timers Event – orientation for newcomers
    • University Reunions – network with others from same US school
    • Learning Day on the Move – combines traditional educational and technical excursions with home visits
    • Professional Insights Into Sustainable Development Through Home Economics Programs – for university students and professionals
    • Youth Insights Into Sustainable Development Through Home Economics Program – for secondary students

Special considerations:

  • Package A includes Social Program; Package B is registration only; Package B additions adds selected parts of the Social Program
  • One day registration available
  • Learning Day on the Move – registration includes 1st $50 of cost

Ready for your review are:

  • First Announcement which includes Hotel Information
  • Second Announcement which includes registration and Learning Day on the Move descriptions
  • Call for Abstracts
  • Congress Budget Worksheet
  • Tentative Program-at-a-Glance
  • Visa information to enter the United States and Letter of Invitation

Important Dates: April 10, 2020

  • Early-bird Registration Ends
  • Presenter Registration Deadline

For more information go to: IFHE World Congress 2020.

Gearing up for AAFCS St. Louis, Cultural Evening Information

2019-Cultural-Evening-Flyer

The 2020 Congress Planning Meeting will be Monday, June 24 from 5 to 7 pm and there are committees which are going to need members to help with their assignments in Atlanta.  Please come and find out more about how you can help with Congress. 

The IFHE-US Business Meeting will be Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM and all members should attend to stay updated on the organization.

To start the week off,   the annual Development Fund Cultural Event will be Sunday June 23 at 7 pm.  A flyer with details is attached.  There is a limit of 75 due to the room where it is being held;  so if you plan to attend, send your reservation and check payment to the  address on the flyer.

Finally,  the AAFCS Conference Welcome Reception Sunday from 4:30 to 6 pm will have an international theme using a “Passport”   as you attend various educational and fun stations during the reception.   IFHE-US is assisting with this event as a way to publicize 2020 Congress and we  need  your assistance with manning the activity stations.  If you are available during Sunday afternoon to help with set-up and/or spending some part of your time at an activity station   between 4:30 and 6,  email Roxie Godfrey with  when you would be available Sunday afternoon (revgodfrey13@gmail.com)