Penn State

National Extension Energy Summit

National Sustainability Summit 2021

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Community Collaborators, Energy Educators, Sustainability Stewards
The 2021 National Extension Energy Summit & National Sustainability Summit, a joint effort of the National Extension Energy Initiative (NEEI), National Network for Sustainable Living Education (NNSLE), and National Extension Climate Initiative (NECI), will take place October 4-6, 2021 at the Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of Penn State University.
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About NEES+NSS 2021

The Event

Building on the successful collaborative 2019 Joint Summit, the 2021 Summit is the premiere event for Extension professionals and others working in sustainability and energy education and research. The Summit is the best, single venue to learn about the latest in sustainability and energy research, share innovative Extension programs, update your program toolbox, and cultivate new communities of practice. The program will include keynote presentations by energy and sustainability leaders, panel sessions, workshops, presentations, posters, and field tours. Now more than ever, our communities need the positive message and creative solutions that energy and sustainability can provide.

The Venue

Conveniently located near several major cities of the eastern seaboard, the town of State College is tucked away in beautiful "Happy Valley" of the Allegheny Mountains, where the spectacular colors of fall should be just ramping up during NEES+NSS. Penn State University has aggressively pursued its strategic plan for sustainable operations, including its sourcing of renewable energy, local and organic foods, and ambitious reductions in its carbon footprint.  The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center is an ideal venue for the event, located on the edge of campus with access to walking trails, public transport, and a great view of Mount Nittany.  We're looking forward to a great meeting and a good time together - hope to see you there! 

Look for more details on the event in the weeks to come.

--Joint Summit Planning Committee 

Important Dates - Tentative
  • Call for Abstracts – Opened March 3, 2021

  • Abstract Submission Deadline – 11:59pm Eastern May 3, 2021

  • Regular Registration – Opens late July 2021 will remain open through September 12, 2021

  • Discounted Room Block at Penn Stater – Closes September 2, 2021

  • Late Registration – Opens September 13, 2021

  • Final Day to Register – September 27, 2021

  • Joint Conference Sessions – October 4-5, 2021

  • Joint Conference Study Tours – October 6, 2021

  • Post-Conference Project Team Meetings – October 7, 2021