About NETC

The National Extension Technology Community (NETC) is the virtual organization formed to promote and sustain the National Extension Technology Conference. It is an organization for employees within the Cooperative Extension System, and any land-grant university, who utilize information technology for higher and continuing education. The annual conference started in 1986, and was held in Blacksburg, VA. Each year, the conference provides an opportunity for sharing and learning about innovative types and uses of information technology.

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NETC History

The annual Information Technology conference started in 1986, and was held in Blacksburg, VA. A key organizer of the first conference was Bill Murphy, who passed away in 2001, and has been remembered at many conferences through the NETC Bill Murphy Distinguished Speaker. Since the first conference, NETC has continued to expand its outreach and increase the variety of topics covered to educate attendees on ever-changing technology and its uses.

Click here for a list of past NETC Conferences including locations and dates (some links may be broken due to server changes).


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OCI stands for the Office of Conferences & Institutes. It is a full service conference planning agency at the University of Florida. OCI was created to support the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) mission to develop knowledge in agriculture, human and natural resources, and to make that knowledge available to people to sustain and enhance the quality of life.

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