Joint Council of Extension Professionals

If you're a member of any of our member associations you're a member of JCEP.

Our Mission

To elevate Extension’s national reputation as an organization of excellence and synergistically leverage the strengths of member associations to foster leadership, collaboration, professional development, scholarly activity, strategic partnerships, and advocate for the profession. 

Our Values

Our Conferences

Extension Leadership Conference (ELC)


Public Issues Leadership Development (PILD)


The aim of ELC is to build leadership capacity, and provide professional development and networking opportunities for state officers and members of the Extension Associations:

·        ANREP

·        ESP

·        NACAA

·        NACDEP

·        NAE4-HYDP

·        NAEPSDP, and

·        NEAFCS.

The purpose of the PILD Conference is to:

·        provide professional development to broaden understanding of public policy issues impacting Extension and Extension clientele,

·        enhance advocacy and public policy education skills,

·        share how changing political environments affect support for Extension,

·        build support for Extension through consistent and targeted communication with decision makers,

·        strengthen partnerships and explore new linkages with local, state, and federal agencies, and

·        encourage visits with federal legislators and decision makers.

Extension Leadership Conference (ELC)

ELC 2025

See you in Savannah, GA!

February 18-19, 2025


Public Issues Leadership Development Conference (PILD)

April 15-17, 2024

Arlington, VA



Early Full Conference Registration - $475  

(Full conference registration includes the Pre-Conference Webinars)

Pre-Conference Webinar Registration - $150

March 21 and 26, 2024


Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport

2799 Richmond Highway Arlington, Virginia, 22202 United States

(703) 418 1234

Rate:  $245 single/double

Cutoff Date:  Friday, March 29, 2024

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