Penn State

National Extension Energy Summit

National Sustainability Summit 2022

We are...
Community Collaborators, Energy Educators, Sustainability Stewards
The 2021 National Extension Energy Summit & National Sustainability Summit is a joint effort of the National Extension Energy Initiative (NEEI), 
National Network for Sustainable Living Education (NNSLE)
, and
National Extension Climate Initiative (NECI)
News & Updates

Important update (9/15/2021): Given safety concerns, risk, and uncertainty from prevailing COVID-19 conditions, the planning committee for the National Extension Energy Summit/National Sustainability Summit has made a decision to postpone the event from its scheduled October dates until spring of 2022. We intend to retain the same speaker lineup and agenda for the postponed program.  Further details will be forthcoming within a week related to carry-over registration, new dates, and other rescheduling logistics.  In the meantime, pending registrants should hold off on travel planning.

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About NEES+NSS 2022

The Event

Building on the successful collaborative 2019 Joint Summit, the 2022 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