WASHINGTON — More than 5,000 home economists, other family life professionals, exhibitors and media representatives from every state in the nation will meet June 24-27 in Philadelphia for the 76th American Home Economists Assn. Annual Meeting & Exposition.
More than 100 sessions, discussion groups and business meetings will focus on AHEA priority issues as they relate to family functions. Current AHEA priority issues include support for family research; support for child care and services for the young, elderly and handicapped; and support for higher and secondary education. The meeting's theme is "Freedom for Families; Independence for Individuals."
National and international home economics leaders will begin the four-day national meeting at 9 a.m. June 24, at the first general session in the Philadelphia Civic Center with former Democratic vice president nominee Geraldine Ferraro. In her keynote address, "Freedom for Families--the Road Ahead," Ferraro will share her views on the public policy issues of concern to home economists and America in June, 1985, and the years ahead.
A highlight of AHEA's national meeting is the Exposition, which runs concurrently with the annual meeting program. It is a showcase for more than 200 nationally known firms and organizations presenting the latest in consumer education materials, new products and services for professional home economists and a preview of consumer and homemaking equipment and information that will be introduced to American families in the months ahead.