Extension Annual Conference


OSU Extension Faculty and Staff:

Join us Monday December 2nd-Thursday December 5th for the 2019 OSU Extension Annual Conference!

OSU Extension Association (OSUEA) and the OSU Extension Director’s Office are partners in bringing together this important professional development opportunity for all Extension faculty and staff.

Due to evaluation feedback, this year's conference will be three days (Tuesday through Thursday), with an addendum Diversity Day on Monday. The conference will feature:

  • Diversity Day (Levels 1 and 2)
  • Regional Showcase Social with Lightning Talks
  • Program Sessions and Meetings
  • Leadership Updates and Listening Sessions
  • Professional Development, Scholarship, and Peer-Reviewed Opportunities
  • Association Meetings
  • Awards and Recognition
  • Poster Sessions
  • 2nd Annual Elevate Extension Keynote Talks
  • People's Choice Extension Awards 

Opportunities for Speaking, Awards, Recognition, and Scholarship:

Program/Invited, and Peer-Reviewed, and Poster Sessions

Consider submitting an RFP for a program session/meeting (formerly known as an invited session), peer-reviewed session, or peer-reviewed poster session! Priority selection will be given to program sessions and meetings, as well as peer-reviewed sessions that highlight innovation, the future of Extension, working with youth/future generations, community engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Also, In order to spark new and exciting session submissions, we're going to host a People's Choice Extension Award for any selected Peer-Reviewed Session! All attendees will get to vote on their favorite session for each of the topic tracks, and winners will receive a $150 supplies and services award! 

Awards and Recognition

To submit OSUEA Awards nomination:

Elevate Extension Keynote Talks

Due to the overwhelming praise of last year's Keynote Talks, we're excited to invite another round of speakers to submit proposals! Rather than a traditional outside keynote, we want to hear from the wealth of experience and expertise that we have within and around our Extension teams. We would like to invite a statewide group of Extension employees, as well as OSU faculty external to Extension, to present seven-minute innovative and engaging presentations that replace the traditional keynote speaker session. An S&S budget of $500 will be awarded to selected speakers. Click here for full details, and here to submit your RFP!

    Schedule and Registration Available in Mid-September

    Note: Monday, December 2nd will be a day of Diversity Trainings, Tours, and a Regional Showcase Social (no program sessions), allowing for daytime travel.

    Additional Information:

    For OSUEA-sponsored activities and information, including the BBQ, Breakfast Awards, and Cooperator Awards Banquet, please visit their webpage.


    CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis Campus


    Parking will be covered for those attending the awards banquet on Wednesday night (in the parking garage near the OSU Beaver Store). Parking is also included at the Hilton or Holiday Inn, if you're a guest. Otherwise, parking needs to be arranged on your own. You can buy temporary permits with your index here.

    Hotel Rooms:

    We do not arrange a hotel block for conference attendees, but our preferred hotel vendors are the nearby Hilton and the Holiday Inn. Both hotels offer government rates (if requested) and will allow for OSU index charges. 

    Travel Reimbursements:

    Extension Admin will cover round trip mileage for one vehicle per county for the event (not per day).


    Please wear your orange Extension name badge. Order name badges through your office manager if needed.

    View Past Conference Details: Conference Archives