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33rd Annual Convention - Information

The 33rd Annual Convention of the Ohio Association of County Boards - Serving People with Developmental Disabilities is coming soon!  From Wednesday, November 30 through Friday, December 2, attendees will learn more about recent developments in Ohio's county board system, develop professional relationships with their colleagues, and develop their professional skills in a wide variety of areas. Tracks by day are listed below.

Convention registration has closed
Tracks by Day 
Wednesday, November 30
Board Leadership
Community First/Promising Practices
Disability Housing Network

Thursday, December 1

Business Management
Federal/State Updates
Good Life
Ohio Association of Adult Services
Public Relations
School Age Services

Friday, December 2
Early Intervention
Health and Safety
Information Technology


The 10th Annual Art and Product Show will be held following sessions on Thursday, December 1. This event showcases many of the wonderful products made by people who are supported by county boards of DD. The event is a great way to do some holiday shopping while enjoying food and festivities with colleagues. The convention will draw to a close following sessions on Friday, December 2. In order to accommodate those driving long distances to return home, sessions end an hour early.

 Hotel Information

This year's convention will once again take place at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center, located at 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43219. A block of rooms has been reserved for Annual Convention attendees at a reduced rate of $193 per night, per room, and subject to State and Local Occupancy Tax. The deadline to reserve at the discounted rate is November 7, 2016, but room numbers are limited. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by calling the hotel at (614) 414-5000, and mentioning the OACB Annual Convention.  
If you need to cancel a room at the Hilton at Easton, please contact Ann Neu ( at 614-431-0616. She is maintaining a waiting list for those who would like to purchase canceled rooms. If the rooms are canceled without contacting OACB first, they will be opened to the general public at standard rates and no longer be available for OACB members at the reduced rate.
Construction at the Hilton Columbus at Easton 

The Hilton Columbus at Easton will be undergoing renovations during the OACB 33rd Annual Convention. The main entrance to the hotel will be temporarily closed. Guests can enter through the temporary entrance, which is located in the Easton Sports Club (to the right of the main entrance when facing the front of the hotel). A temporary hotel check-in desk will be set up in the Columbus Board Room for convention attendees staying at the Hilton. 
Convention attendees can also enter the hotel at the building's north entrance (where the OACB registration tables are located every year) and follow internal signs directing them to the temporary hotel check-in location. If you have questions about the construction, please call the Hilton Columbus at Easton at 614-414-5000.


 Pricing Information

Board Member of a County Board
  o One Day Only $95
  o Two Days: $185
  o Three Days: $270
County Boards, Affiliate Member and COG Staff
  o One Day Only: $160
  o Two Days: $270
  o Three Days: $340

General Registration (Not a member of a County Board or COG)
  o One Day Only: $220
  o Two Days: $380
  o Three Days: $480

Online registration through MemberConnect, OACB's member services portal, is the only way you will be able to register for this event. Once all space is full or the registration deadline has passed, registration will close and MemberConnect registration forms will no longer operate. Changes and updates to any registration must also be completed through MemberConnect. To access MemberConnect or create an account, visit

Click here to register for the 33rd Annual Convention
All fees must be paid to OACB within 30 days of billing unless cancellations are made prior to posted deadlines. Cancellations made after posted deadlines will billed at 100% of the registration fee. Cancellations must be made online at No-shows will be billed 100% of the registration fee.

 Vendor Table and Program Ads
Vendor tables and program advertisements will once again be offered at the Annual Convention.  Please review the pricing structure below and click on the link to complete a reservation form.
Vendor Tables
  • 1 Day - $400
  • 2 Day - $650 
  • 3 Days - $850    
Program Ads
  • 1/3 page vertical (2.375" x 9.125"): $150
  • 1/4 page (3.125" x 4.5"): $175
  • 1/2 page horizontal (7.5" x 4.5"): $250
  • Full page (8.5" x 11"): $500

Click here
to book a vendor table or program ad. The deadline for booking a vendor table is November 23 at 12 p.m. The deadline to submit program ads is November 14 at 5 p.m.


 10th Annual Art and Product Show
The 10th Annual Art and Product Show is a free event that will be hosted during the hospitality hour on the evening of December 1. The event will take place from 4:30-7:00 p.m., and it will be held in the Easton Grand Ballroom.

If your organization would like to reserve space at this event to display and/or sell items made by people with developmental disabilities, please register using the form linked below.
Click here to reserve a vendor table at the Art and Product Show.

For more information not listed on this page, contact Ann Neu at (614) 431-0616 or
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