34th Annual Convention

The registration deadline has passed. 
November 29 – December 1, 2017
Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219


Tracks by Day

Download Schedule-At-A-Glance

Day 1: November 29

Sessions start at 9 a.m.

Provider Partnerships
Health and Safety

Disability Housing Network

Board Leadership

Day 2: November 30

Sessions start at 9 a.m.

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

Day 3: December 1

Sessions start at 8:30 a.m.


Information Technology
Early Intervention


Hotel Information

The Hilton Columbus at Easton is offering reduced-rate rooms at $193 per night to attendees. As of October 23, however, the Hilton is full for the dates of the Convention. 
Please call or email Ann Neu if you need to cancel a room at the Hilton Easton. She maintains a waiting list for those who would like to purchase canceled rooms. If a room is canceled without contacting OACB first, it will be opened to the general public at the standard rate and will no longer be available for OACB members at the reduced rate.
A second block of reduced-rate rooms has been set aside at the nearby Holiday Inn Express and Suites on Sunbury Road. Rooms are available for a reduced rate of $159 per night for a single or $149 per night for a double. The room block will remain open until October 28. You can make a reservation by calling 614-476-1100 and using the group code "OACB."

Pricing Information

Board Member of a County Board
  o One Day Only $105
  o Two Days: $200
  o Three Days: $295
County Boards, Affiliate Member and COG Staff
  o One Day Only: $185
  o Two Days: $295
  o Three Days: $365

General Registration (Not a member of a County Board or COG)
  o One Day Only: $245
  o Two Days: $405
  o Three Days: $505

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 members.oacbdd.org.

Vendor Table and Program Ads
Vendor tables and program advertisements will 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 reserve a vendor table or program ad.

Deadline for vendor table reservations: November 22 at 12 p.m. 
Deadline for program ad submissions: November 13 at 12 p.m.

If you are interested in sponsoring a luncheon, break, or hospitality please contact Ann Neu at (614) 431-0616. Arrangements will be discussed individually.
Organizations interested in sponsorships can also host a Restaurant Dine-Around - new to the 34th Annual Convention! By becoming a Restaurant Dine-Around host, your organization is offering to treat a small group of Convention attendees to one round of appetizers and/or beverages at a nearby eatery of your choice. 
Deadline for sponsorships/Dine-Around bookings: November 22 at 12 p.m. 

Art & Product Day
Starting this year, the Art & Product Show will become Art & Product Day! On Thursday of the Convention, craftspeople and artists with developmental disabilities will display their wares side by side with other organizations in the Convention's Vendor Hall (located in the Easton Foyer between rooms used for breakout sessions).
This new format will give artists with developmental disabilities the chance to play a more active and visible role in the Convention's busiest day. It will also give attendees more time throughout the day to browse and find that perfect holiday gift! 

After sessions conclude on Thursday, attendees will be treated to a hospitality event in the Easton Foyer during Art & Product Day's final hour! It will be an excellent chance to relax, catch up with colleagues, and make final purchases from art vendors. There will no longer be a separate show in the ballroom as there has been at previous events.

Table booking for Art & Product Day is free. Lunch is included at no cost. The deadline to book a table is November 22 at 12 p.m. Questions about these changes or the new format should be directed to Ann Neu at aneu@oacbdd.org.
CLICK HERE to reserve a table for Art & Product Day
Deadline for table bookings: November 22 at 12 p.m. 

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