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May 20-23: Urban Extension Conference explores ‘Innovation in the City’

Photo illustration of Seattle skyline with NUEC title, WSU Extension logoExtension professionals are invited to share research and ideas to help urban communities thrive at the upcoming National Urban Extension Conference.

Set for May 20-23, 2019, in Seattle, the event, titled “Innovation in the City: A Land Grant University Experience,” helps professionals learn new ways to address the needs of people who live in or near cities, as well as the interdependent relationships between cities and rural areas.

André-Denis Wright, Dean of CAHNRS, joins Ron Sims, chair of the WSU Board of Regents and former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and King County Executive, among keynote speakers and presenters.

Sharing knowledge, skills, and abilities that urban Extension professionals need to be successful, sessions will share programs and research happening across the country. A series of 90-minute Leading Edge Dialogue sessions will explore important issues facing cities and universities and our cities, bringing together Extension, university departments, governmental agencies, potential funders and other partners to explore opportunities, solutions, and new areas of partnership.

Washington State University Extension and the National Urban Extension Leaders host. The cost to attend is $575, including meals and mobile learning workshops. Registration deadline is April 22.

The event will be held at Motif Seattle, 1415 Fifth Avenue.

To learn more, visit the event website.

Or, contact Maggie Anderson Fasy, events coordinator for the Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension, at