Virtual Ideation Work Session: "Innovation and Improvisation: It's All About Focus" (10:00 - 11:30 am)
Exclusively for Innovate Extension Hackathon Participants
Walk through the ideation phase prior to the hackathon! Teams will learn key brainstorming techniques and begin ideating during this interactive online work session. Change, innovation and the ability to be creative are key to success in teams and organizations. Improvisation can provide a template for thinking differently, staying flexible and collaborating on a radical level. Explore improv and techniques for creativity and effective brainstorming with Karen Hough, CEO of ImprovEdge. She’ll lead an interactive webinar session to help participants plan and lead improvisational brainstorming sessions that yield innovative solutions.
Karen Hough, CEO of ImprovEdge
Ohio State's Innovate Conference
Ohio State's Innovate conference, hosted by ODEE, builds a community of educators, administrators and thought leaders from The Ohio State University and beyond to share, explore and discuss technology-fueled approaches that advance teaching and learning. Schedule, keynote and session information can be found on the event website. You must register for the Ohio State Innovate Conference separately.
Innovate Extension Hackathon: the Main Event!
This year’s "UrbanX" Innovate Extension theme focuses on Ohio’s urban influence. Our state's unique urban-suburban-rural dynamics depend on Extension’s ability to develop new models and approaches. Rural and urban communities are interdependent, which makes it more important than ever for Extension’s work to flow seamlessly along the urban rural continuum. The goal for this year's theme is to bring together diverse teams interested in innovative impacts along this continuum. Teams should demonstrate diversity by including both rural and urban representation.
Hackathon Agenda: 8:30am: Registration, Breakfast, & Team Building | 9:00am: Welcome | 9:10am: Keynote Workshop | 10:30am: Work Session Begins | 11:30am: Lunch | 3:00pm: Work Session Ends & Judging Begins | 4:30pm: Awards & "Showcase of Excellence"
What to Expect This Year
- Teams will once again spend the day ideating, planning, prototyping, iterating, and pitching their ideas for funding. In other words, "hacking!"
- Keynote kick-off workshop
- New sub-awards for the most creative concept, most diverse team, and many others!
- Creative coaches from Ohio State, startup, non-profit, urban, rural, and national Extension communities.
- A new, fun, and inspirational venue!
OSU Extension Director
Associate Chair, Urban Metro Program Leader & Central Regional Director for OSU Extension
Jackie Kirby Wilkins
Northeast Ohio Regional Director & Associate Chair, Programs, OSU Extension
Program Director of Communications and Special Projects, OSU Office of Outreach & Engagement
OSU Associate Provost, Strategic Planning and Office of Academic Affairs and the Executive Vice President
Leader, Innovation & Change, OSU Extension
Director, The Metropolitan Center for Applied Research and Extension, Washington State University & National Urban Extension Leaders (NUEL) Steering Committee Member
Startup Weekend Columbus Organize & Global Facilitator
Director of Land Grant Brewing Company
Mentor for Transit Arts Program, Central Community House & Former TEDxColumbus Speaker