I’ve let you know in a previous Spotlight that Michigan State University Fall Extension Conference 2012 is set for Oct. 29 and 30 at the Lansing Center. This will be a face-to-face conference. In response to participant reviews last year, we have decided not to pair FEC with online sessions in the same week. Instead, you’ll get your chance to engage electronically on Virtual Professional Development Days scheduled on three Mondays, March 18, June 17 and Sept. 16, 2013. Yep, you’ll need a 2013 calendar handy to schedule these in so you don’t miss out. Each of these virtual sessions will run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. followed by an MSU Extension Director’s Update at 4 p.m. We’ll give you more information about the Virtual Professional Development Days and requests for proposals at FEC 2012. We’ll set the 2013 face-to-face dates in the last quarter of 2013. Watch for email updates about FEC.