OACB 2022 Spring Conference


Thanks to all who attended, sponsored, presented and participated as a vendor at the OACB 2022 Spring Conference, which took place at the Hilton Columbus at Easton on May 19-20, 2022

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Conference Keynote: Margarita Benitez 

The keynote address of the OACB 2022 Spring Conference will be delivered by Margarita Benitez, Fashion Technologist and an Associate Professor at The Fashion School at Kent State University.

Benitez's current research explores digital fabrication in an art and design context. She collaborates inter-departmentally with researchers across Kent State University with telerobotics, physics, and advanced materials/liquid crystal projects. Her award-winning, creative research has been presented on 6 continents.

In her keynote presentation, Changing the Game: The Wearable Tech Revolution, Benitez will explain what wearable tech is and how it can revolutionize our lives. As technology moves forward in helping people with disabilities lead more independent lives, wearable technology could play a significant role in the future. 


Schedule of Tracks By Day

Thursday, May 19
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Board Leadership/Business Managers
Early Intervention
Health, Safety, and Wellness
Family Partnerships
Human Resources
State Updates
OACB will request Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDU) from DODD for all sessions in all applicable categories.
In addition, OACB will ensure all sessions meet requirements for SSA, Business Manager, and Board Member credits.

Conference Pricing
Note: Virtual Session Prices are Marked in MemberConnect

Board Members of
County Boards

County Board, Affiliate,
and COG Staff
1 Full Day: $105
2 Full Days: $200
1 Full Day: $185
2 Full Days: $295
1 Full Day: $245
2 Full Days: $405


 Convention Venue and Nearby Hotels


Event Location:

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, OH 43219 (map)
Telephone: (614) 414-5000
Reduced Room Rate: The Hilton Columbus at Easton set aside more than 400 room reservations at a reduced room rate of $182 per night plus tax for attendees of the OACB 2022 Spring Conference.  Please click here to reserve your room.

In the event that some room reservations within the block are cancelled, additional rooms may become available. For this reason, it is important to remind all attendees that if you have booked a room at the reduced event rate and need to cancel your reservation for any reason, please email Beatrice Nyero at bnyero@oacbdd.org. If rooms inside the block are cancelled without contacting OACB first, they will be removed from the block entirely and other members will not be able to access the reduced rate.
Alternate Hotel: OACB has reserved a second block of reduced-rate rooms at the nearby Springhill Suites (1 mile from the Hilton) at a reduced rate of $149 per night plus tax. Click here to reserve a room at the Springhill Suites or call 888-236-2427 and mention "OAC" to receive the reduced rate. There are also multiple hotels in the area surrounding the convention site at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. Please see the map below to explore your options!
See the map below for other nearby hotels:


Event Vendor Tables and Program Ads
Vendor tables and program ads will once again be offered at the Annual Convention. If you have purchased a vendor table at the event and have questions in the week leading up to the event, please contact Beatrice Nyero (bnyero@oacbdd.org). 

Vendor Table Pricing
Wednesday Only: $400
Thursday Only: $400
Wednesday and Thursday: $650
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: $750

**NOTE: Vendor tables and program ads are available at a reduced rate for Affiliate Members:
Bronze Affiliate (10% off), Silver Affiliate (20% off), Gold Affiliate (50% off)**
Program Ad Dimensions and Pricing
Link to Reserve a Vendor Table or Program Ad
Program Ad Artwork Deadline: April 26 at 12 noon.
Vendor Table Registration Deadline: May 5 at 12 noon.