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Register Now for Extension Annual Conference; Hotel Deadline is Today

Registration launched on Nov. 7 and will remain open until Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. The registration link is Check out the breakout session document for details on sessions. The conference pricing is $250 for an all-conference pass; $225 for a two-day pass; $175 for a one-day pass; and $150 for student registration. If you have any questions, email ShaLise Simmons (

Hotel reservations are due today. There are still a few hours left! We have plenty of rooms available at the Hilton and a limited number of rooms at the Hyatt. As part of a tax-exempt organization, you will need to provide a tax-exempt form at hotel check-out. As a reminder, tax exemption is only valid if we are using a university procurement method (ie, Pcard, PO) to pay for the invoice directly. If an individual makes a purchase with their personal funds, it is not tax exempt, even if it would be reimbursed by the university. The university will reimburse sales tax paid by an individual (particularly for travel-related expenses). Anyone who plans to use a PCard should have the Ohio blanket tax exemption and city of Columbus tax exemption forms ready to present at checkout. Those two documents are available in the Nov. 17 all-Extension message sent by Jared Morrison. Click here for the Hilton hotel linkClick here for the Hyatt hotel link.

Other details: Remember to bring your name badge; there will be fillable name badges on-site if necessary. For parking information, visit Note: We do not have our event on the advanced parking list.

Free Headshot Opportunity: Thank you to CFAES Staff Advisory Council for offering a free headhot photo opportunity for ALL attendees. Ken Chamberlain, college photographer, will be on-site. The sign-up link is Please select ONLY one time slot and add your name. After 3 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Ken will accept walk-ins.

CES activities: Come prepared to bid at the Chi Epsilon Sigma (CES) silent auction, which will be held during the first two days of the conference (Dec 5 and 6). Proceeds from the auction help to fund the CES Support Staff Excellence Award. You can also join CES for a night making crafts to be donated to a local nursing home; stop by room B130-131 on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Learn more at