The ever evolving characteristic of Extension Education has been the soul of the subject since its inception in early fifties. The first decade was marked by exploratory research (what is what) during which the basic concepts and constructs were developed. During subsequent decades, Extension Education evolved itself by incorporating knowledge, techniques, methods and approaches from other subjects such as psychology, sociology, communication, entrepreneurship, IT and so on. Now after six decades, it is time to make a conscious and systematic attempt to further evolve ourselves and the subject using the platform of 1st International Extension Congress (IEC) - 2017.

We all have experienced dissatisfaction over the outcome of various conference/ symposium/ seminar/ congress and expressed our concern at various platforms. The 1st International Extension Congress 2017 is being organized departing from the usual method to make it more meaningful and effective (see methodology).