May 20-23, 2019
Motif Hotel – Seattle, WA
Washington State University Extension’s Metro Center was proud to coordinate and host the 2019 National Urban Extension Conference on “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” provided opportunities for Extension professionals from all program areas to share their research and innovative educational strategies that address the needs of urban, suburban, and peri-urban populations as well as urban-rural interdependencies.
The only national gathering of Extension professionals who serve our cities. The conference, highlighted strong urban programming and Extension’s opportunity to support the university-level mission of our land-grant universities in our metropolitan regions. With urban focused sessions, mobile tours, networking opportunities, social events, and exhibits the conference both educated and inspired.
Metro Center’s event specialists took charge of this national convening from inception to completion.
Our team scouted locations, managed all aspects of budgeting, advisory, programming, and logistics. This 400+ person event included networking events, a poster session, more than 150 presentations, and ten mobile learning workshops throughout downtown Seattle, WA.
Brad Gaolach, Washington State University
Local Planning Committee
Martha Aitken, Washington State University
Maggie Anderson Fasy, Washington State University
National Planning Committee Members
John Byrnes, Penn State University
Sarah Chvilicek, University of Nevada
Cindy S Davies, New Mexico State University Extension
Kristin Davis, North Carolina State University
Jacqueline Davis-Manigaulte, Cornell University
Julie Fox, The Ohio State University
Willie Howard, University of Kentucky
Misty Layne-Watkins, University of Tennessee
Chris Obropta, Rutgers University
Carol Parker, Cornell University
Brenda Rogers, University of Florida
Joaquina Scott Kankam, Prairy View A&M University
Andree’ Walker Bravo, Utah State University
Karen Wobig, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
DeShana York, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Kamran Zendehel, University of the District of Columbia