2017 CDS/NACDEP Conference
General Info


National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals
is an organization dedicated to improving the visibility, coordination, professional status and resource base of community and economic development Extension programs and professionals.  NACDEP makes no effort to proscribe what state or regional community resource and economic development programming and research look like, but rather is designed to assist those of us who deliver programming and do research under this broad umbrella to acquire and maintain the financial, political, technical and organizational resources we need to meet our objectives.

The Community Development Society views community development as a profession that integrates knowledge from many disciplines with theory, research, teaching, and practice as important and interdependent functions that are vital in the public and private sectors. We believe the Society must be proactive by providing leadership to professionals and citizens across the spectrum of community development. In so doing, we believe the Society must be open and responsive to the needs of its members through provisions and services which enhance professional development.  As a part of the CDS beliefs, the organization follows the core Principles of Good Practice:

  • Promote active and representative participation toward enabling all community members to meaningfully influence the decisions that affect their lives.
  • Engage community members in learning about and understanding community issues, and the economic, social, environmental, political, psychological, and other impacts associated with alternative courses of action.
  • Incorporate the diverse interests and cultures of the community in the community development process; and disengage from support of any effort that is likely to adversely affect the disadvantaged members of a community.
  • Work actively to enhance the leadership capacity of community members, leaders, and groups within the community.
  • Be open to using the full range of action strategies to work toward the long-term sustainability and well-being of the community.

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Conference Quick Links

Schedule at a Glance
Keynote Speakers
Mobile Learning Workshops
Pre-Conference Workshops

 

Big Sky Resort

The following room types are available at The Big Sky Resort. Please call 1(800) 548-4486 and reference the CDS/NACDEP conference to make your reservations and receive the conference rates.The resort does not have an online booking process. There is a deposit required at the time of your reservation. Here are some of the option in our block:

NIGHTLY   LODGING  RATES:

 

HUNTLEY LODGE

 

Guests per room

 

1

z

3

4

s

6

First Class

2-Queen

$149

$149

$159

$159

 

 

Huntley Loft

3-Queens

$179

$179

$179

$189

$199

$209


 

THE SUMMIT AT BIG SKY

 

Guests per room

 

1

2

3

4

Studio

1-2 guests

$179

$179

 

 

Hotel 2 Queen

2-4 guests

$199

$199

$209

$219

Hotel 1 King

2-4 guests

$209

$209

 

 

One Bedroom Suite

2-6 guests

$249

 

 

 

Two Bedroom Suite

4-6 guests

$339

 

 

 

Three Bedroom Suite

6-8 guests

$429

 

 

 

 

SHOSHONE CONDOMINIUMS

 

 

 

 

 

One Bedroom Suite

2-4 guests

$229

 

 

 

One Bedroom + Loft

2-6 guests

$299

 

 

 

 

VILLAGE CENTER

Guests per room

 

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

Studio

1-2 guests

$179

$179

 

 

One Bedroom Suite

2-6 guests

$249

 

 

 

Two Bedroom Suite

4-6 guests

$339

 

 

 

Three Bedroom Suite

6-8 guests

$429

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please download information if your organization is interested in serving as a Sponsor or Exhibitor.


Thank you to our Sponsors!



Platinum Sponsors




Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

   

Bronze Sponsors

  

 
Call for Proposals


We have summited our first peak!
 
The Community Development Society (CDS) and the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) received a record number of proposals for refereed presentations and posters relating to community development! Well done! Clap, clap!!

The reviewers face a daunting challenge to choose the best of the best; and for those of you who have submitted, notifications will be sent out by January 15.

The sheer number of entries can only mean a great conference ahead, so start packing and planning to come to Big Sky, Montana and learn from your colleagues and network with friends.

The conference will be held at Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. Lodging reservations can be made by calling (800) 548-4486. Reference “CDS-NACDEP” to receive discounted rates. A deposit is required at the time of reservation.