OACB 35th Annual Convention General Information

Mark your calendars now for the OACB 35th Annual Convention, which will take place November 28-30 in Columbus!

The theme for the 2018 Spring Conference is County Boards of the Future. As the roles of county boards adjust to shifting expectations, changing political climates, and advancing technology, DD professionals must be ready to envision bold, long-term plans for shaping the future of our system in the years and decades to come. Attendees will be challenged to think about where the system is going and how county board professionals in all disciplines can and must take action to create and pursue the best possible future for Ohio DD's safety net.

Registration opens in October
Book your hotel rooms today!

Tracks by Day

Day 1:
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Sessions begin at 9 a.m.

Day 2:
Thursday, Nov. 29
Sessions begin at 9 a.m.

Day 3:
Thursday, Nov. 30
Sessions begin at 8:30 a.m.

Board Leadership
Health & Safety
Provider Partnerships
Business Management
Early Intervention
Federal/State Updates
Good Life
Public Relations
Government Relations
Information Technology
School Age


Convention Pricing

Board Members of
County Boards

County Board, Affiliate,
and COG Staff
One Day: $105
Two Days: $200
Three Days: $295
One Day: $185
Two Days: $295
Three Days: $365
One Day: $245
Two Days: $405
Three Days: $505
Registration is free for people with developmental disabilities and up to one accompanying caregiver per person. 

Event Venue
Reduced Room Rate: The Hilton Columbus at Easton will offer a reduced room rate of $195 per night plus tax for attendees of the OACB 35th Annual Convention.
Book your room by calling the Hilton and mentioning OACB to receive the discount. Click here to visit the Hilton's website. Use the three-letter group code "OCB" when searching rooms for the dates of the Convention to display the discounted rate.The Hilton Columbus at Easton will only reserve two rooms per purchase order, with the names of guests staying in each room required at time of booking. No multiple reservations will be accepted under one name. 
Alternate Hotel: OACB has reserved a second block of rooms at the nearby Springhill Suites (1 mile from the Hilton) at a reduced rate of $139 per night plus tax. Click here to reserve a room at the Springhill Suites or call 888-236-2427 and mention OACB. Below is a map of additional alternate hotels.
If you have booked a room at the reduced event rate and need to cancel your reservation, please call Ann Neu at (614) 431-0616. We will ensure that the room you no longer need will be made available to other attendees at the lower conference rate.

Event Vendor Tables and Program Ads
Vendor tables and program ads will once again be offered at the Annual Convention. Pricing is below. Vendor table registration will be opened in October.

Program ads can be reserved now. If you know your organization would like to reserve space in the program, please email Erich Hiner (ehiner@oacbdd.org) with your requested ad size. All ad artwork must be provided to OACB by November 2, 2018, to be included in the program. OACB reserves the right to request changes to or refuse any ad.
Vendor Table Pricing
One Day: $400
Two Days: $650
Three Days: $850

Program Ad Dimensions and Pricing