Annual Urban Extension Summit


Each Year OSU Extension hosts an annual urban summit to highlight and address the unique work done throughout Ohio's metro areas. The summit is open to all interested Extension professionals who believe in or want to better understand the Extension mission in the urban context.


  • To better understand and address the real-life context of Extension work in urban communities (scale, diversity, complexity, urban-rural interface).
  • To strategically leverage relevant resources from the university, college, National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL), and other national networks.
  • To collaboratively focus on OSU Extension's strategies to be relevant locally, responsive statewide, recognized nationally.
  • To strengthen Ohio by strengthening cities and urban-rural connections.

Upcoming Events 

2021 OSU Extension Annual Urban Summit

Friday, October 1, 2021, 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Kick-Off to Urban October 

Celebrating Ohio Cities – Where We Live, Work, Play, Learn, and Serve

OSU Extension is joining the global community to celebrate Urban October and is planning several events in Ohio. Join your Ohio Extension colleagues for this kick-off event on October 1 in Toledo.

Goals of the Summit:

  • Network and build relationships
  • Learn from colleagues
  • Have fun

Agenda includes:

  • Welcome and Urban October kickoff
  • Featured stories 5-minute teaser talks by you/your colleagues
  • Group discussions based on teaser talk topics
  • Storytelling speaker and resources
  • Call to action for Urban October

Share your stories before the Summit – 1 image + 100 words:

Inspiration, success, accomplishments, and innovation! Using one image and 100 words share with your urban OSU Extension colleagues what you have been doing to “create opportunities for people to explore how science-based knowledge can improve social, economic, and environmental conditions in our urban and metro communities. Stories will be reviewed and voted on by registrants of the OSU Extension Urban Summit. The top four stories will be presented at the Summit as 5-minute teaser talks followed by small group breakout sessions where participants can learn more from you. Use this link to submit your stories before September 10.

Location: Wildwood Ward Pavilion, 4830 W. Central Ave., Toledo

Cost: $20 includes lunch (payment can be made by fund transfer). Register online by September 13.


Printable flier: Download here

Contact information: Michelle; Julie

Want to spend a night in Toledo? Here are a couple options.
     Renaissance for a true downtown Toledo experience
     Wingate close to meeting venue

Follow this link to learn more about Urban October. 

Past Events