OACB 37th Annual Convention — 9 Days of Virtual Learning!
Virtual sessions to be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Tuesday through
Thursday, on the following dates: Nov. 17-19, Dec. 1-3, and Dec. 8-10
A Virtual, a la Carte Training Experience
After exploring all options for this year's professional development events, the OACB team has decided that the 37th Annual Convention will take place virtually this fall via the Zoom platform.
Furthermore, we are pleased to announce that virtual attendance for this year's event will use an a la carte, fee-per-credit 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. All one-hour sessions will be $25 per credit per participant. Participants will need to have unique, account-specific registrations for their sessions in MemberConnect in order to receive continuing professional development units.
Please save the dates below! Each day of trainings will include four one-hour Zoom sessions taking place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Every one-hour session will have its own registration in MemberConnect. Each day will have up to four one-hour sessions taking place at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, and 1 p.m. Registration for all Convention sessions will open in October.
Sessions may be scheduled up to four per day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the above dates.
Frequently Asked Questions
In a word: safety. Given recent and projected COVID-19 infection rates in Ohio, a large, indoor, in-person gathering—even one taking place in December—simply does not make sense. A virtual event is the best way to keep participants safe while providing them with an opportunity to satisfy their 2020 professional development needs.
Session Catalog Coming Soon
The OACB events team is still in the early planning stages for this year's first-ever Virtual Convention, and specific dates and times for specific sessions are not yet finalized. A full catalog of sessions will be shared at a later date. However, please save the dates listed above. Sessions will occur in recurring time slots—up to four per day at three days per week for three weeks. No sessions will overlap. For the first time, all sessions will be available to all attendees. Session scheduling conflicts will be a thing of the past!
Attendees will be invited to register for separate sessions in MemberConnect—each of which will have its own remote meeting information and credit approval code. Attendance will be taken separately for each session, and all sessions will qualify for multiple types of continuing professional development units. The per-credit attendance cost will be $25 for all attendees, and participants will be able to choose from a "menu" of topics and attend as many or as few sessions as they like. There will be no minimum attendance requirement. Registration for all sessions will open simultaneously in October.
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.