Welcome to the official blog for the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) 2008 Annual Educational Conference (AEC) & Exhibition. While our 2008 conference is over, we encourage you to read through these blog posts and comments and continue to share your thoughts and experiences. In particular, be sure to check out the “Who are we and who do we want to be?” discussion and let us know what you think.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Conference Changes

You’ve heard about the changes in the educational program coming for NEHA’s 2008 AEC & Exhibition. A Lecture Hall and a Learning Laboratory and some new ways to receive the education you are looking for are being planned. What do you think about these changes? We’d love to hear from you!


NEHA’s AEC & Exhibition is traditionally a great place to connect with other environmental health professionals, develop important relationships and share information. Who are you looking to connect with at this year’s AEC & Exhibition? Other food safety professionals? Environmental health professionals from the east coast? Joe from Des Moines who you met a couple of years ago? Use this blog to begin finding your connections and building your own EH communities now. We'll be offering “Birds of a Feather” meeting rooms so you can "flock" together and meet in person while at the AEC.

Conference Schedule Updates

In this section, we’ll post any last minute changes or updates to the 2008 AEC & Exhibition schedule as soon as they are available. Check out the comments section below for new updates!

EH Blogging 101 Session

What’s a blog and how could it help me, you ask? Check out our Learning Laboratory session, EH Blogging 101 on Sunday, June 22 from 1:00-1:50 pm! In this session, the communication phenomenon known as blogging will be introduced. Attendees will learn what blogs are, how to use blogs, and also learn how to create and maintain their own blog. Participants will write and post to the NEHA AEC & Exhibition Blog. For those with laptops, please bring them to this session for some hands-on demonstrations. Presenter: Steven J. Lipton, MEd, LEHP, CFSP, President, Biotest Services Inc., IL.
Blogging 101 After Tucson Update
The session over...but you still can attend!
Steve recorded this presentation, and has placed an audio podcast and the powerpoint over on EHblogger.blogspot.com, or click the links below.

Blogging 101 Powerpoint

Blogging 101 Podcast