2018 Spring Conference General Information


Mark your calendars now for the OACB 2018 Spring Conference, which will take place May 10-11 in Columbus!

The theme for the 2018 Spring Conference is Relationships Matter. In particular, this year's programming will focus on the relationships between county boards and community leaders, providers, and elected officials at the local level.

In support of this year's theme, OACB is adding two new tracks—Government Relations and Local Leadership—that will help attendees forge lasting, valuable partnerships with federal, state, and local officials.

Tracks by Day

Day 1: Thursday, May 10

Day 2: Friday, May 11
Systems Transformation
Business Management
Public Relations
Family Partnerships
Government Relations (new!)

Local Leadership (new!)
Emerging Trends
Good Life/Abuse Prevention
Early Intervention

Conference Pricing

Board Members of County Boards

County Board, Affiliate, and COG Staff

Non-OACB Members
One Day: $105
Two Days: $200
One Day: $185
Two Days: $295 
One Day: $245
Two Days: $405
Registration is free for people with developmental disabilities and up to one accompanying caregiver per person. 

Event Venue

Event Location:

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, OH 43219
Telephone: (614) 414-5000
Reduced Room Rate: The Hilton Columbus at Easton will offer a reduced room rate of $185 per night plus tax for attendees of the 2018 OACB Spring Conference. The discounted rate is available until April 9, 2018. 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. 
As of February 21, 2018, the hotel is full for the dates of the Spring Conference. See the map below for a list of nearby alternative 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 Spring Conference. Pricing is below. Vendor table registration will be opened in late February.

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 April 23, 2018, in order 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
Program Ad Dimensions and Pricing