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Advancing Digital Access: extension capacity building Train-the-trainer workshop


Digital access is vital to community wellbeing.  Yet many communities and individuals lacking access struggle with navigating the divide.  In partnership with Extension Foundation and NIFA, the National Digital Extension Education Team (NDEET) is offering a three-day in-person intensive train-the-trainer workshop for teams of Extension professionals interested in helping close the digital divide in their state. 

Key roles Extension can play in this process include two key arenas:

(1) community organizing and planning, and
(2) educating on digital skills needed to make use of available broadband access. 

This workshop will equip participants with both training and tools to guide efforts to close these critical gaps that greatly impact quality of life and economic recovery.

Who should attend?

Extension Teams of 2-3 who have a strong desire to build Extension’s capacity to aid in closing the digital divide in their state.

What will be explored?

A model to facilitate community organizing and planning efforts for digital access and use
A method and toolkit for supporting digital skill development across Extension program areas


The cost of materials and training expenses are paid by a grant. Hotel, airfare, meals outside of training times, etc. are the responsibility of the partcipant. The room block is provided to help reduce costs and esure convenience for partcipants.


May 3-5, Full Day sessions each day (8:00 – 5:00)

Workshop Registration: Advancing Digital Access: Extension Capacity Building Train-the-Trainer Workshop

Hotel Room Block Registration: Click Here

Hotel Information:

Room Block Reservation Cut-off: CLOSED

Conference Location:

Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
315 Chestnut Street,
St. Louis, MO  63102

Other Suggested Lodging:

Hilton St. Louis Downtown – 1 block away (distance from conference locaiton)
Address400 Olive St,
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone(314) 436-0002

Drury Plaza Hotel – 1 block away (distance from conference locaiton)
Address2 S 4th St,
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone(314) 231-3003

Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark – 4 blocks away (distance from conference locaiton)
Address1 S Broadway St,
St. Louis, MO 63102
Phone(314) 421-1776


Hotel Parking:

Valet: $40.00 per day
Self-parking: $30.00 per day


Approximate distance from St. Louis Airport: 14 miles
Shuttle is NOT provided