In This Together: EE Virtual Conference 2020

Updated: Sep 24

In Partnership with the Missouri Environmental Education Association (MEEA)

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All you need to know about the Kansas and Missouri Environmental Education Virtual Conference


KACEE and MEEA are hard at work planning a fun and interactive virtual conference, bringing together both of our EE communities, presenters from both states, and lots of ways to engage with each other in an online setting! We opted to go virtual early in the year as the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in March. We wanted plenty of time to focus our efforts on creating an inspiring virtual event, and now that the pandemic continues its hold on the country, we are glad that we acted proactively.


The conference will be held Monday, November 2 through Saturday, November 7, largely in the afternoon-evening timeframe, and with several options for engagement including live and pre-recorded sessions – decided via feedback we received from all of you on your preferences. We will be using the platform Accelevents (We thought we've maybe all had enough Zoom time). Thank you to everyone who provided input via our emailed survey!


We have decided on six strand topics, including EE in the Classroom, Green Schools, Justice/Equity/Diversity/Inclusion in EE, EE in the Community, Early Childhood, and EE in the Time of COVID-19.


CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


We will be adding details to our tentative conference schedule, so keep checking back!


Monday, November 2

1:45 PM Welcome - Laura Downey and Lesli Moylan

2-2:45 PM Opening Keynote - Parker McMullen Bushman

3-3:45 PM Session 1

4-4:45 PM Session 2

5-6 PMEE Trivia Night


Tuesday, November 3

2-2:45 PM Session 1

3-3:45 PM Session 2

4-4:45 PM Session 3

5-6 PM Social/Networking


Wednesday, November 4

2-2:45 PM Session 1

3-3:45 PM Session 2

4-4:45 PM Session 3

5-6 PM Social/Networking


Thursday, November 5

2-2:45 PM Session 1

3-3:45 PM Session 2

4-4:45 PM Session 3

5-6 PM Social/Networking


Friday, November 6

2-2:45 PM Closing Keynote - Judy Braus, NAAEE Executive Director

3-3:45 PM Session 1

4-4:45 PM Session 2

5-6 PM Social/Networking


Saturday, November 7

9-9:45 AM Session 1

10-10:45 AM Session 2

11-11:45 AM Session 3


12:30-1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK


1:45-2:30 PM Session 4

2:45-3:30 PM Session 5


EE in the Classroom

These sessions will focus on classroom projects, strategies, and programs for formal education settings.

Green Schools

These sessions will focus on ideas for engaging students, staff, and community in greening schools indoors and on the school grounds, healthy school initiatives, green design, and more.

Justice/Equity/Diversity/Inclusion in EE 

These sessions will focus on the importance of JEDI work in EE, strategies for personal and/or organizational development around JEDI, exploring best practices in JEDI, and resources and tools for JEDI work in EE.

EE In the Community

These sessions will focus on EE projects, strategies and programs for EE in the community and non-formal EE. For Kansas, this includes Kansas WILD.

Early Childhood

These sessions will focus on programs, projects, and strategies for engaging young children and families in EE in formal and informal settings.

EE in the Time of COVID-19

These sessions will focus on strategies, ideas, practices, work-arounds, health, and safety for doing EE during COVID in formal and informal settings.



The presentation proposal window has CLOSED.

Deadline to submit a presenter proposal: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 3 PM CST

Workshop Format

Live, Interactive, Maximum 16 Participants


Prerecorded or Live Traditional Presentations

Includes Q&A and Polling for Interaction with Live Sessions


Open Space Session

Facilitate Live with Maximum 16 Participants


Panel Discussion

Live with Q&A and Polling for Interaction


Deadline to submit a presenter proposal: Friday, September 18, 2020 at 3 PM CST





Deadline to become a sponsor: Monday, September 21, 2020 at 3 PM CST


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Deadline to become an exhibitor: Friday, October 23, 2020 at 3 PM CST


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Get the word out about your business or organization for only $150 (which you make back with the two complimentary registrations) to a group of environmentally-minded attendees, presenters, sponsors, and other exhibitors.


The platform we are using, Accelevents, allows you to customize your own virtual space with information you want to share with conference attendees, your logo and branding, as well as customizable options to communicate with your audience. Since the conference spans 6 days (November 2 - November 7), you choose when and how often you are available for live conversations; you'll also have the ability to receive messages and respond at a later time if you are not online at the moment.



Check back here for more information and updates as we get closer to the virtual conference!




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