1950 Conference: The Family Looks at the Expert

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2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The 1950 Annual Conference was held at the University of Denver, CO, September 5–7. The theme was “The Family Looks at the Expert.” This was the first time that several hundred families of the NCFR leaders and members from 40 states attending were at the conference also. It started a precedent for the next several years, of planning places where families could enjoy fellowship and fun while learning.  The American Sociological Association held their joint meeting at the same time, and the two organizations sponsored a dinner session at which Leonard S. Cottrell, Jr., American Sociological Association President; G. Horace Hamilton, Rural Sociology Society President; and Ernest G. Osborne, NCFR President, gave their presidential addresses. Osborne chose as his topic “Lay Professional Cooperation in Family Life Education.”

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 At the conference, a new committee on parent education was added, and several committees featured well-known speakers, such as Robert J. Havighurst, who addressed the Committee on Education for Marriage and Family Living in the Schools. The General Chair of this conference was Eugene P. Link, and Lottie Moore was Program Chair. Registration was $3.00 for NCFR members. Rooms at the University of Denver were $1.25–$2.00 per night.  A new feature at this conference, which was carried forth for many years afterward, was the National Film Festival. It was intended to provide additional approaches to teaching family life education. Films in many categories were shown at various times during the conference. The films selected for inclusion went through a rigorous selection process. Producers paid a fee to have them shown, which raised some extra money.

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