OACB 37th Annual Convention — 9 Days of Virtual Learning!
Virtual sessions start at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.
on the following dates: Nov. 17-19, Dec. 1-3, and Dec. 8-10
A Virtual, a la Carte Training Experience
The OACB team is pleased to announce that registration is open in MemberConnect for all sessions of the upcoming OACB 37th Annual Convention, which will take place virtually via the Zoom platform on the following dates: Nov. 17-19, Dec. 1-3, and Dec. 8-10. Virtual sessions will begin at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. on the dates listed above.
Virtual attendance for this year's event will use an a la carte, fee-per-registration model in which sessions will be held over nine days in late November and early December, giving attendees flexibility in how they take part and greater discretion with agency training budgets. This flexible, virtual model makes the entire event open to all attendees, who are welcome to mix and match from various tracks and attend as many of the event's 36 sessions as they like. No sessions overlap, which means no scheduling conflicts!
Each session of the Virtual Convention will have its own registration in MemberConnect. All sessions are priced as marked in MemberConnect and the Convention program (linked below). Full session details and registration links can be found in the Convention program.
Sessions are scheduled four per day—starting at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m.—on the above dates.
Children and Families
Convention Social Events: Join Your Friends and Colleagues for Three Nights of Virtual Fun!
This year marks the first time that OACB's Annual Convention will be all virtual. To help participants connect with one another from a distance, the OACB team—with help from several county board of DD volunteers—has planned three free, optional, after-hours social events! Each week will feature an event on Thursday evening, and all will take place over Zoom. Please note the RSVP requirements and deadlines for each event listed below.
Registering for Convention Sessions
Each session has a unique link and pass code that will be sent automatically to the email address tied to each registrant's account. Attendees will receive a unique email for each session registration they complete. Each email will also include a link to an .ics file that can be used to add the session to one's digital calendar. Registration for each session closes once that session begins.
CPDUs and Attendance Requirements
Pricing and Billing
Organizations will receive an itemized invoice for all billable attendance for all participating employees within 30 days of the Convention's final session. Upfront payment is not required to register for sessions. Attendees with developmental disabilities will not be billed.
If you are a person with a developmental disability, simply check the appropriate box in the first step of the MemberConnect registration process when you sign up to attend a session. You will not receive a bill for your participation.
Am I required to complete session evaluations to claim CPDUs?
Why is a session that I attended not appearing under "My Events" in MemberConnect?
How does OACB take attendance for virtual sessions?
Zoom requires participants to enter their email address and provides OACB with the entry and exit time of all webinar attendees. If you were not checked in for a session, it is likely that you were not registered or did not attend fully.
I know I attended a session, but it will not appear in "My Events" in MemberConnect.
Technical mistakes and glitches do happen! If you believe our attendance records to be in error, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, title and organization as well as the date, time, and title of the session in question so we can investigate. OACB cannot satisfactorily respond to inquiries that do not include that information, and not including it will delay how quickly we can assist you.
Can I claim credit for a session if I cannot attend due to a reason outside my control?
Will my organization be billed for paid sessions that I register for but do not attend?
Can I make up missed sessions for credit?
No. OACB is unable to offer credit for make-up sessions at this time.
I watched a session with a colleague, but I did not register separately. May I claim CPDUs?
Are recordings of sessions available to watch?
2020 Delegate Assembly
This year’s Delegate Assembly will be held virtually via the Zoom platform in the early evening on Wednesday, December 2. Additional information has been sent to superintendents and Assembly delegates.
Questions and Contact