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Extension Annual Conference and Support Staff Conference Dates Announced

2021 virtual OSU Extension Annual Conference
Mark your calendars to spend time attending the virtual Extension annual conference on December 7, 8, and 9 this year. Everyone is welcome to attend.

2021 virtual OSU Extension Support Staff Conference
The 2021 virtual support staff conference official dates are October 14, 15, 18, and 19 for about two hours per day. Mark your calendars to attend the conference this fall.

Note: We have made the decision to hold both conferences virtually this year. While we are hopeful that we will all be back together in many ways well before these conferences occur, we have decided to hold both of these conferences virtually for one more year. The primary reason is to maintain the budget for other key expenses. The entire cost to the system is approximately $300,000 for the conference facility, food, speakers, hotels, and mileage for everyone to attend. We think it makes sense to save this money for alternate needs through the end of this year. We hope to schedule some smaller face-to-face listening sessions in the late summer or early fall as part of our strategic planning process, where we can safely and affordably bring some of our people together on conversations that move our organization forward over the next few years. Most of the national conferences are also holding their 2021 events virtually or using a hybrid approach, so we will definitely not be alone in this decision.