Cultivate 2023: Professional Development Conference presented by the Professional & Scientific Council


  • to foster the growth of
  • to improve by labor, care, or study
  • to further, encourage
  • to seek the society of: make friends with

Through this conference, you will experience growth, encouragement, positive social interactions with colleagues, and gain skills and knowledge you can use as you continue your adventure at Iowa State University.

Who should attend: All Iowa State University P&S employees who are interested in professional development opportunities and cultivating their career.

Why should I attend: This conference provides participants with a day focused on learning new skills and strengthening existing ones, discovering useful information that can be immediately applied in the workplace, and sharing techniques that may be utilized for increasing morale and motivation within our workplaces.

When: Wednesday, February 22, 2023

What can I expect from the day: The conference will offer inspiration and motivation through sessions that focus on thriving together. The following tracks will be featured:

  • leadership
  • professional resources
  • health and wellness
  • human interactions

Visit the Schedule and Session Descriptions tabs for further details as they are finalized.

Where: Gateway Hotel and Conference Center, Ames, Iowa (Map)

Registration Fee:

Early Registration: $120 (January 3 – 31, 2023)
Regular Registration: $140 (February 1-14, 2023)

Cancellation Fee: Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds. Substitutions to another P&S employee in your department or within the university are welcome if you cannot attend. Please email to make changes to your registration.

Did you know?
The 2023 Conference Planning Subcommittee consists of P&S employees who are on Council as well as P&S employees who are not on Council. All of the conference committee members have volunteered their time, effort, and energy to coordinate this 11th annual event.

It takes many, many hours of planning to put on an all-day conference for approximately 400 P&S Employees! Particularly one that offers our fellow P&S employees a great opportunity to network with each other and learn new skills to take back to the office.