Epsilon Sigma Phi
The Extension Professionals' Organization

JCEP sponsored conferences:
Extension Leadership Conference (ELC)
Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)

ESP supports and participates in two annual conferences sponsored by The Joint Council of Extension Professionals (JCEP). You will find information for both events below.


2021 Extension Leadership Conference (ELC)

The 2021 Extension Leadership Conference sponsored by JCEP will be held on February 10 - 11, 2021

See the JCEP website for complete details

Visit the ESP Extension Leadership Conference Guidelines page to understand the role of ESP and ESP members in this conference.

Chapter stipends to support member travel

ESP pays ONE $500 travel stipend per chapter to reimburse a portion of the expenses required to attend the Extension Leadership Conference. You do not request this payment.

Chapters must have at least one member fully participate in the entire conference to receive financial support. The National Board will document attendance and request payments on behalf of eligible chapters. Checks will be issued within four weeks of conference payable to the Chapter and mailed to the Chapter Treasurer.

Change for 2021 Virtual Conference:  One $300 stipend per chapter will be issued to chapters with two or more attending the conference ($150 if only one person attends).

2021 Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)

The Public Issues Leadership Development Conference will be held April 12-14, 2021 

Deadline for proposals are due by November 15th. Please visit the Joint Council of Extension Professional website at www.jcep.org to learn about submitting your presentation proposal.

Information about the 2021 Meeting

(Posted here when received)

ESP and PILD - Defining the role of ESP and PILD

ESP's participation in this conference is coordinated by the ESP Public Issues Committee. See the Public Issues Committee webpage for more information about ESP and this conference.

PILD Scholarships for ESP Members

Epsilon Sigma Phi, through the ESP Development Fund, has established the PILD Scholarship for eligible members to attend the Public Issues Leadership Development National Conference in order to become informed about and develop skills in responding to public issues and legislative matters affecting Extension programs and personal needs.  The scholarship is to be used to defray the cost of attending the Public Issues Leadership Development Conference.  Four scholarships of $600.00 each will be awarded annually.


Epsilon Sigma Phi is a
501(c)3 non-profit organization.


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