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Ecological-Community Psychology (ECO) conferences are regional events, usually organized by graduate students, that allow community psychologists and other like-minded people from applied and academic settings to gather. Sometimes, these events are stand-alone meetings, and sometimes they happen within a larger conference. For 2014, ECO conferences will occur in the following regions:
• Southeast Region - October 10-12, 2014. Hosted at Hickory Knob State Resort Park in South Carolina. This year’s theme is Transforming the Landscape: Creating Positive Community Change from the Ground Up. Topics include health and wellness, promoting community and social change, empowerment, and human diversity. The call for presentations will open the last week of May, 2014. For general information, please click here or email SoutheastECO@scra27.org. Also, check the facebook page for more details.
• Northwest Region - Friday, October 17th, 2014. Hosted by Portland State University at the Native American Student and Community Center on the PSU campus. Paper submission deadline is September 5, 2014. Early bird registration ends September 26, 2014. See bit.ly/NWECO for more information. Send inquiries to NWEconference@gmail.com.
• Midwest Region - October 24-25, 2014. Hosted at the National Louis University - Lisle campus. Click here for more information. This year's theme is Empowered Communities: Moving from Theory to Practice. The proposal submission deadline has been extended to August 31, 2014.
The Midwest Region also encourages proposals to the Midwestern Psychological Association, to be held in Chicago, IL from April 30-May 2, 2015. Proposals are due October 31, 2014, to August.firstname.lastname@example.org (please write: Proposal for MPA 2015, in the subject line).