National Urban Extension
Leaders North Central Region
Conference 2023

Tuesday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 7: Steering Committee Meeting   

Wednesday, June 7 - Friday, June 9: Regional Conference    

Madison, Wisconsin

Join your urban Extension colleagues for the North Central Regional Conference and the biannual meeting of the NUEL Steering Committee! The conference provides an opportunity to engage with colleagues from the region and across the country as we advance urban Extension efforts in 2023. 

We are pleased to announce inspiring keynotes from Dr. Danielle Y. Hairston Green and Dr. Quentin Tyler

The conference and steering committee meeting will be held at the Memorial Union on the beautiful University of Wisconsin-Madison campus located in the heart of Madison, Wisconsin. 

Steering Committee Agenda

Regional Conference Agenda

Join us in Madison, Wisconsin June 6-9. The workshop sessions will be held at Memorial Union. As one of our most beloved and historic destinations on campus, Memorial Union is the place to socialize, relax, study, eat, and enjoy all the beauty Madison has to offer. Since opening its doors in 1928, the Union has offered a variety of social and education activities for UW students, staff, faculty, Wisconsin Union Members and the Madison community. Among its many treasures, the building houses a 1,200 seat theater, the Daily Scoop Ice Cream, Badger Market, Peet's Coffee, Der Rathskeller German-Style Tavern, various art exhibits, and plentiful study space. Situated on the shores of Lake Mendota, the classic architecture of the building boasts a picturesque lakeside view as well as a terrace with 600 colorful sunburst chairs.  

Registration is now Closed

Steering Committee Registration: $175

Regional Conference Registration: $195

Please note, if you plan to attend both the Steering Committee meeting and Regional Conference, you must register for both. 

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the following hotels

The Graduate: $189/night plus tax

Click here to make a reservation. Reservations must be made no later than May 15, 2023 to book with the group block. 

The Graduate Madison is located just steps from Madison's iconic State Street district's dinning and shopping, and a 5 minute walk from the Memorial Union. The Graduate offers unique amenities near the heart of UW-Madison's campus. Enjoy Camp Trippalindee, a summer camp themed rooftop bar with breathtaking views of the state Capitol and picturesque Lake Mendota, a café serving coffee and all-day breakfast in the lobby, and a 24-hour onsite gym. Enjoy a room design inspired by the lakeshore and college lifestyle complete with cozy beds, workstations, an HD TV, docking stations, and a lounge chair. Valet parking is available, and pets stay free!

Hampton Inn: $169/night plus tax

Click here to book online or call the front desk at (608) 255-0360 and mention the "NUEL Regional Conference" group block name along with the conference dates to ensure you receive the discounted rate. Guestroom blocks will be held until May 6, 2023. 

The Hampton Inn & Suites sits blocks from the heart of downtown, Madison, located within walking distance of many great local restaurants and shops and a 10-minute walk from the Memorial Union. Rooms include a 42-inch LCD TV, microwave, a mini-refrigerator, and many additional comfort amenities. Take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and on-site business center to keep you connected. take a swim no matter the season in the indoor pool, and stay in shape in the fitness center. Free hot breakfast is available, or try Basset Street Brunch Club, a local favorite attached to the hotel. 

NCR Conference Planning Committee:

Marlin BatesDouglas County Extension DirectorK-State Research and
Michelle CoxLake & McHenry County DirectorUniversity of Illinois
Nicole DeboseCuyahoga County Area Leader & Program DirectorThe Ohio State University
Carrie EdgarDane County DirectorUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
Dwayne JamesExtension Engagement Specialist & Field Specialist in Community Development & Director of Equity, Diversity and InclusionUniversity of Missouri
Durriyyah KempAssistant Director, Region 1University of Illinois
Nathan ShoafDiversified Farming & Food Systems Program Leader Urban Agriculture SpecialistPurdue

University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension local logistics planning team:

Jerry BraatzMilwaukee and Waukesha
Carrie EdgarDane County
Benoy JacobCommunity Development Institute
Judith KnudsenBrown, Door and Kewaunee
Keri RobbinsEvent

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