Blanket Exemptions Provided for National Professional Association Conference Attendance – Remainder of 2021

If you are attending a national conference virtually during the next few months, use the appropriate travel approval statement below for each conference. The blanket approval email should be added as an attachment in your Workday expense report, along with a copy of the agenda and paid receipt for registration payment (PCard preferred).

*Note: Ohio State is still under a travel restriction until June 30. Any in-person conference attendance will be contingent upon the university’s travel restrictions; and no arrangements should be made to attend conferences in-person until overnight travel restrictions are lifted. No information is available yet about travel as of July 1. See safeandhealthy.osu.edu/travel for the existing travel guidelines. The future conference travel approvals will be updated and shared as they are available.

2021 NACDEP Virtual Conference Blanket Approval
OSU Extension employees have my approval to invest $105 for members (or $195 for non-members) from their funds (program cost recovery funds preferred) to attend the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP) virtual conference on May 15-19, 2021. See nacdep.net/2021-nacdep-conference for more information about the conference. –permission granted via Jackie Kirby Wilkins, OSU Extension director

2021 National Urban Extension Leaders Virtual National Urban Extension Summit
Registration is free for this conference on May 19-20, 2021. Register online. More information about NUEL is available at nuel.extension.org.

2021 ANREP Virtual Conference Blanket Approval
OSU Extension employees have my approval to invest $35 (for conference registration and 2021 ANREP membership) from their funds (program cost recovery funds preferred) to attend the Association of Natural Resources Extension Professionals virtual conference on May 24-26, 2021. See anrep2020.org for more information about the conference. –permission granted via Jackie Kirby Wilkins, OSU Extension director

2021 NACAA Virtual Conference Blanket Approval
OSU Extension employees have my approval to invest $100 (for active members) from their funds (program cost recovery funds preferred) to attend the National Association of County Agricultural Agents virtual conference on July 6-9, 2021. Registration opened as of May 1; see www.nacaa.com/ampic/2021/2021AMPICProgram for more information about the conference. –permission granted via Jackie Kirby Wilkins, OSU Extension director

TERSSA Virtual Conference Blanket Approval
Exact plans to be determined. If the conference is held in September, it will be virtual and likely free to attend. Approval language for any expenses will be shared later if necessary.

Future – 2021 ESP National Conference (October 25-28 in Savannah, Georgia): Registration fee approval expected; again, contingent upon university travel restrictions (tbd). Registration opens June 1.

Future – 2021 NAEPSDP Conference (November 30-December 2 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida): Registration fee approval expected; again, contingent upon university travel restrictions (tbd). Likely to become virtual.

Future – 2021 NEAFCS Conference (November 2- in Grand Rapids, Michigan): Registration fee approval expected; again, contingent upon university travel restrictions.

Future – 2021 NEA4-HYDP Conference (November 15-18 in Memphis, Tennessee; also virtual): Registration fee approval expected; again, contingent upon university travel restrictions (tbd). Virtual attendance is an option. Early registration opens June 1.

Future – OSU Extension Conference Blanket Approval: We will do a blanket registration approval for the OSU Extension Annual Conference on Dec 7-9, 2021 and the OSU Extension Support Staff Conference on Oct 14-15, 18-19, 2021 after registration fees are determined.