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. 

New JCEP Award

Excellence in Extension Engagement

Applications Due May 31

Land grant universities provide research-based educational programs, events, and experiences in addition to other strategies and resources to improve the lives of individuals and families and to strengthen businesses and communities. This award recognizes high quality, evidence-based Extension work that has documented outcomes and impacts with clientele and is strengthening the Extension profession. It is recognized that JCEP member organizations work in a variety of disciplines and there are myriad ways to be successful within these parameters.


Scope of Award

This award recognizes an individual or team contribution that improves the lives of clientele and communities and strengthens the Extension profession through the application of scholarship in engagement. Components of scholarly engagement include:

·       Local needs driven

·       Work is grounded in scholarly practice, through the application of appropriate best practices, literature, or program evaluation (as appropriate to position)

·       Effort is effective beyond the initial audience/geography

·       Extension professionals are being strengthened within or across states or institutions

·       Innovative efforts are shared with other professionals to improve how Extension impacts clientele

PILD offers both virtual and in-person learning opportunities.

PILD Pre-Conference Virtual Program


PILD 2023 Registration Open


Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport is the hotel for PILD. 

The hotel is sold out for Wednesday, April 19. Rooms are still available for April 16, 17, and 18. Please book quickly. 

Get special rates – starting at $236 – in the 2023 PILD Conference block now.  Space in the room block is available to registered attendees only. 


Register for the conference and book your room early – the PILD special rate will only be available through Friday, March 31, 2023.  Reservations made after March 31 will be subject to hotel availability and prevailing rates.



Below are additional hotels to explore for Wednesday night accommodations. 

Courtyard by Marriott Arlington/Crystal City

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Residence Inn by Marriott Arlington Capital View

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Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

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