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The 2021 Office Professionals Conference will be held on Wednesday, October 27 with an optional pre-conference opportunity on Tuesday, October 26.

This year’s conference, “Connect. Inspire. Serve.,” will equip you to serve as leaders as we continue to build a strong Iowa! The conference will include presentations from our leadership, and the conference will close with an address from Vice President for Extension and Outreach John Lawrence.

The pre-conference this year will be a tour to give you the ‘Inside Scoop” on navigating the ISU Campus, and includes both ‘need to know’ and fun stops along the way. The tour begins on Tuesday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. Stretch your legs while touring Hilton before jumping on a bus to tour campus. The tour will include both informational and fun stops to show you many of the resources Iowa State has to offer.

The conference will begin Wednesday morning, at the Iowa State University Memorial Union, with a full day of speakers, workshops and guest panelists that are sure to inform and energize us as we strengthen our ability to connect, inspire, and serve.

All office professionals are encouraged to attend and connect with resources and peers from across the state.

The cost to attend the conference is $75.00. After October 1st, the price increases to $85.00. The pre-conference tour is an additional $15.00.

For more information regarding the conference, please contact Alison DePenning, depennin@iastate.edu, Lora Wright, ldwright@iastate.edu or Krista Lukins klukins@iastate.edu

Thank you to the 2021 Office Professionals Conference Planning Committee

Co-Chairs:
Lora Wright, Sac County Co-Chair
Krista Lukins, Ida County Co-Chair

Planning Committee:
Alison DePenning, Professional Development
Kristi Van Zanten, Woodbury County
Katie Hart, Montgomery County
Dianne Dirks, Pocahontas County
Pam Kollasch, Kossuth County
Lauren Nerad, Muscatine County
Cindy Gannon, Advancement
Natasha Neal, Advancement
Mica Paul, Extension and Outreach Administration
Julie Kieffer, Conference Planning and Management
Mary Lyon, Conference Planning and Management