Annual Convention


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Registration is now "OPEN!" See you in December...

We are pleased to announce the upcoming OACB 38th Annual Convention will take place in-person at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on December 1-3, 2021. In addition, a total of four sessions will be selected from each day's breakout tracks to be broadcast LIVE as hybrid sessions for those who are unable to attend in person. More details about which sessions will be offered virtually will be made available when registration opens for the event.

Click to Register for the Annual Convention (MemberConnect account and login required)

Schedule of Breakout Tracks by Day

Wednesday, December 1
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 2
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 3
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Board Leadership
Business Managers
Community Outreach
School Age
Early Intervention
Equity and Inclusion
Health, Safety, and Wellness
Human Resources
State Updates
Closing General Session
OACB will request Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU) from DODD for all sessions in all applicable categories.
In addition, OACB will ensure all sessions meet requirements for SSA, Business Manager, and Board Member credits.

Convention Pricing

Board Members of
County Boards

County Board, Affiliate,
and COG Staff
1 Full Day: $105
2 Full Days: $200
1.5 Days: $155
Friday Only: $50
Full Event: $240
1 Full Day: $185
2 Full Days: $295
1.5 Days: $235
Friday Only: $50
Full Event: $335
1 Full Day: $245
2 Full Days: $405
1.5 Days: $295
Friday Only: $50
Full Event: $455

 Convention Venue and Nearby Hotels


Event Location:

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, OH 43219 (map)
Telephone: (614) 414-5000
Reduced Room Rate (Currently Unavailable as of 10/11/21): The Hilton Columbus at Easton set aside more than 400 room reservations at a reduced room rate of $198 per night plus tax for attendees of the OACB 38th Annual Convention. Unfortunately, as of October 11, 2021, the OACB room block is currently full and no longer accepting additional reservations.

In the event that some room reservations within the block are cancelled, additional rooms may become available. For this reason, it is important to remind all attendees that if you have booked a room at the reduced event rate and need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please email Beatrice Nyero at If rooms inside the block are cancelled without contacting OACB first, they will be removed from the block entirely and other members will not be able to access the reduced rate.
Alternate Hotel: OACB has reserved a second block of reduced-rate rooms at the nearby Springhill Suites (1 mile from the Hilton) at a reduced rate of $149 per night plus tax. Click here to reserve a room at the Springhill Suites or call 888-236-2427 and mention "OAC" to receive the reduced rate. There are also multiple hotels in the area surrounding the convention site at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Please see the map below to explore your options!
See the map below for other nearby hotels:


Event Vendor Tables and Program Ads
Vendor tables and program ads will once again be offered at the Annual Convention. If you have purchased a vendor table at the event and have questions in the week leading up to the event, please contact Beatrice Nyero ( 

Vendor Table Pricing
Wednesday Only: $400
Thursday Only: $400
Wednesday and Thursday: $650
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: $750

**NOTE: Vendor tables and program ads are available at a reduced rate for Affiliate Members:
Bronze Affiliate (10% off), Silver Affiliate (20% off), Gold Affiliate (50% off)**
Program Ad Dimensions and Pricing
Link to Reserve a Vendor Table or Program Ad
Program Ad Artwork Deadline: November 10 at 12 noon.
Vendor Table Registration Deadline: November 17 at 12 noon.