Home, family conference June 9-11 in Indianapolis

May 4, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue is co-sponsoring the annual Indiana Extension Homemakers Association's Home and Family Conference, promoting positive, healthy living by providing workshops, inspirational speakers and tours.

The conference will be June 9-11 at the Sheraton Hotel at Keystone Crossing in Indianapolis and includes more than 20 sessions on health and wellness, family relationships, community and technology.

In addition to the daily concurrent sessions, attendees can tour the governor's residence and Crown Hill Cemetery or the Ronald McDonald House and Riley Cheer Guild.

"The conference provides exciting and engaging topics that feature the research and Extension activities in the College of Health and Human Sciences," said Angie Abbott, Purdue Extension program leader and associate director. "The educational programs focus on practical solutions to improve the quality of life in Indiana and across the world."

The conference's keynote speaker is Mark Lindquist, a motivational speaker and author of the book Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours. Lindquist will speak on "Service - My Way of Life."

The conference will conclude with a banquet June 11 at 6:30 p.m.

The Indiana Extension Homemakers Association was founded in 1913 by a group of homemakers and Purdue professors with the goal of providing social and educational opportunities for homemakers and encouraging the teaching of home economics in schools.  In its first year, the group contributed to the passing of the Smith-Lever Act, which created the Cooperative Extension Service to provide instruction in agriculture and home economics.

Early registration for the full conference costs $175, and single-session registration costs $95. There are additional fees for heritage skills and tours. Free parking is available in the garage adjacent to the Sheraton. For more information or to register online, visit http://www.conf.purdue.edu/homeandfamily

Writer: Emma Hopkins, 765-494-8402, hopkine@purdue.edu 

Source: Angie Abbott, 765-494-8252, abbottar@purdue.edu

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