Designathon One 2018 Registration Now Open!

Designathon One 2018

  • Registration is NOW OPEN for all locations except for Denver and Atlanta.  (If you have already set up an account at the application site and don’t see the option to register for Designathon One, click “Programs” in the header area.)
    • Raleigh, NC, January 22-24, 2018 (co-hosted by North Carolina State University)
    • Portsmouth NH, February 5-7, 2018 (co-hosted by University of New Hampshire Extension)
    • Portland OR, February 5-7, 2018 (co-hosted by Oregon State University Extension)
    • San Antonio, TX, February 12-14, 2018 (co-hosted by Texas AgriLife Extension & Prairie View A&M University Extension)
    • Indianapolis, IN, February 12-14, 2018 (co-hosted by Purdue University Extension)
    • Madison WI, February 19-21, 2018 (co-hosted by University of Wisconsin Extension)
    • Ithaca, NY, February 20-22, 2018 (co-hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension)
    • Pittsburgh, PA, February 26-28 (co-hosted by Penn State University Extension)
    • Denver CO, February 26-28, 2018 (co-hosted by Colorado State University Extension)
    • Atlanta, GA, March 5-7, 2018 (co-hosted by the University of Georgia Extension and Fort Valley State University Extension)
  • Why you should attend Designathon One
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Tentative Agenda

Designaton One is part of the Impact Collaborative which is a process designed to catalyze and empower next-level Extension professionals and programs. The goal is to help you achieve a level of visibility and impact that ensures success.

Tentative Agenda


7:30 am    Continental Breakfast

8:30 am    Welcome, Overview of the Impact Collaborative

  • Team Building
  • Introduction to Kickbox

10:00 Level 1 – Inception

10:30 am     Break

10:45 Level 1, continued

  • Response Box – How did you work differently today?

11:00 am    Level 2 – Ideate

12 pm        Lunch provided

12:45  Level 2, continued

2:10 Introduction to Flipgrid

2:15 Level 3 – Improve

2:30 pm    Break

2:45 pm Level 3, continued

5:00 pm    Wrap up first day


7:30 am    Continental Breakfast

8:30 am    Announcements, logistics, and debrief from Day 1

8:45 am Check-In Activity

9:00 Level 4 – Investigate

10:30 am    Break

10:45 am    Level 4, continued

12 pm        Lunch provided

12:45 pm    Level 4, continued

1:45 pm    Level 5 – Iterate

2:30 pm    Break

2:45 pm    Level 6 – Infiltrate

5:00 pm    Wrap up second day


7:30 am    Continental Breakfast

8:30 am    Logistics and Announcements for Day 3

8:35 am    Day 1 and 2 Debrief

8:45 am Check-In Activity

9:00 Community Readiness Index – Using Kickbox as an engagement invitation for community partners

10:30 am    Break

10:45 am    Networking and Calendar of Activities

11:00 am    Community engagement PLAN revisited

11:15 Final Question and Answer

12 pm        Conclusion of Designathon One

Impact Collaborative Facilitators Earn Certificates

Fourteen innovative Extension professionals (and a large portion of the eXtension staff) recently earned certificates to become facilitators for the Impact Collaborative Designathon One events.

The Impact Collaborative catalyzes next-level Extension programs and professionals. These individuals participated in a 2 ½ day workshop in Dayton, Ohio (November 28-30, 2017) during which they had to take a real or imagined project through all six levels of Adobe Kickbox and practice facilitation skills.

Your Designathon One facilitators include:

  • Steve Hadcock, Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Karima Samadi, The Ohio State University
  • Chris Walker, The Ohio State University Extension FCS
  • Scott Matteson, Michigan State University
  • Alan Pilkenton, Michigan State University
  • Heather Wallace, University of Tennessee
  • David Keto, University of Wyoming
  • Bekah Sparks, Mississippi State University Extension
  • Ryan Wynkoop, Purdue University
  • Christopher Petrone, Delaware Sea Grant / University of Delaware
  • Jane Crayton, Colorado State University
  • Malory Foster, University of Florida IFAS Extension
  • Amelia Doll, North Dakota State University
  • Daphne Richards, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Jessica Beckendorf, University of Wisconsin – Extension
  • Christian Schmieder, University of Wisconsin Extension – Cooperative Extension

eXtension staff: Terry Meisenbach, Beverly Coberly, Ashley Griffin, Scott Cummings, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Molly Immendorf, Jill Heemstra, University of Nebraska and eXtension Foundation, Melanie Weir

eXtension Foundation Impact Collaborative Facilitators were trained by the eXtension Foundation to deliver design thinking training, including Kickbox and other tools, as a part of the Impact Collaborative process.  They have committed to provide these trainings as a part of the eXtension Foundation’s offerings of sanctioned Designathon One events throughout 2018. Both Premium and Basic members of the eXtension Foundation can participate in Designathon One events.  Non-member institutions, at this time, cannot participate in Designathon One events. To become a member institution, contact Chief Operating Office Beverly Coberly