2024 State Meeting

Registration is now closed!

Join us for the 2024 GAE4-HYDP Annual Professional Development Conference!

Housing sign up will be sent via email to full time attendees on April 15 and Tuesday Afternoon Recreation Sign Up will be sent by April 18.

To view the current list of those who have registered or check to see if your payment has been received, check here.

Dates: Monday, April 29-Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Schedule: Click here for the tentative schedule.

Location: Rock Eagle 4-H Center, 350 Rock Eagle Rd, Eatonton, GA 31024

Important Dates at a Glance

  • February 16 – Requests for letters of support for NAE4-HYDP awards due to GAE4-HYDP President Jakyn Tyson (jakynjen@uga.edu)
  • February 26 – Conference Registration Begins
  • February 27 – Vice President Leadership Request for Administrative Approval form due to Dr. Laura Johnson
  • March 1 – Deadline to submit workshop proposals
  • March 10 – State and National Awards applications are due
  • March 22 – Accepted workshop applicants will be notified
  • April 5 – Vice President and Secretary nomination packets due to Jeffrey Burke (jburke@uga.edu)
  • April 8 – Late fee of $25 added to registration
  • April 9 – Committee Chair-Elect nominations due to Brittany Teets (bteets@uga.edu)
  • April 12 – Registration ends

Conference Registration

Registration for the annual meeting will begin Monday, February 26. A late fee of $25 will be added to registration on April 8. Registration will close on Friday, April 12. Registration is now closed, please contact Megan Veal at megan.powell25@uga.edu for availability.

To view the current list of those who have registered or check to see if your payment has been received, check here.

Full-Time registration options include:

  • Full-Time Member – $275.00
  • Full-Time Non-Member – $300.00
  • Full-Time Life Member – $250.00

(All Full-Time registrations include lodging for Monday night and Tuesday night at Rock Eagle) 

Part-time registration options include:

  • Tuesday Only – Includes Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch, Educational Sessions, Afternoon Recreation Sessions, and Dinner – $150.00
  • Tuesday Only Life Member – Includes Breakfast, Breaks, Lunch, Life Member Exclusive Sessions, Afternoon Recreation Sessions, and Dinner – $125.00

Guest tickets are available for:

  • National Awards Dinner – $55.00
  • State Awards Brunch – $30.00

Tuesday Afternoon Recreation Sessions: Check out the flyer! The sign up link will be emailed to registered attendees.

Executive Committee Elections

The 2024 officer elections will take place during the annual meeting by electronic ballot to elect a Vice President (4-year term) and a Secretary (2-year term).

  • The first step to election is completing the State/National Leadership Request for Administrative Approval, which is the official procedure before applying to any professional organization, including completing and submitting the. This completed form must be submitted to the Associate Dean for Extension’s office at least six weeks before the candidate’s application is due to the state organization. For the 2024 election, this form must be submitted to Dr. Johnson’s office by February 27, 2024.
  • After securing administrative approval, the candidates will be asked to submit up to two pages containing a personal statement, educational background, work experience, leadership experience, and highlights of professional achievements to the Organizational Stewardship Chair, Jeffrey Burke (jburke@uga.edu) by April 9, 2024.
  • Members can hear from each candidate during the opening business meeting. Campaign posters are optional but encouraged.
  • Election results will be announced during the closing business meeting.

For more information, please feel free to reach out to the nominating committee: Jeffrey Burke (jburke@uga.edu), Dinah Rowe (d2rowe@uga.edu), Cheryl Poppell (cashburn@uga.edu), and Sonya Jones (sonyaj@uga.edu).