Annual Conference


Resilience Annual Conference Logo 2018

Ohio's Conference for Student Affairs
Thursday, January 25 - Friday, January 26, 2018
Worthington, OH
Double Tree Hotel & Conference Center

Conference Quick Links

Conference Registration

Program Sessions

Silent Auction

Call for Volunteers

Conference Schedule

Contact Us

We look forward to seeing our members at the Annual Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington in January! Want to join the discussion and network with your colleagues during the conference? Use the hashtag #OCPAConnects!

Conference Registration

Registration for the 2018 OCPA Annual Conference has officially opened!

Current Members of OCPA should register for the conference by logging in to the OCPA Member Portal first. Members will find a link to the Member Registration Page on the landing of their Portal. *Please note: OCPA Member Prices are only available through the Member Registration Page.*

Non-Members can register by using the Public Registration Page. OCPA encourages all Non-Members to consider joining OCPA prior to the registering for the conference in order to access reduced registration costs.

Group Registrations are available through either portal, however, OCPA Member Ticket Prices are only available through the Member Registration Page inside the OCPA Member Portal.

For questions about Registration for the OCPA Annual Conference, please contact the OCPA Registration Co-Chair, Dennis LoConti.

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration will open on Monday, October 23rd and will close on Sunday, November 5th.

Early Bird Registration Fees
OCPA Member (Professional)   $130.00
OCPA Member (Graduate Student)  $60.00
OCPA Member (Undergraduate Student)  $60.00
Non-Member (Professional)  $180.00
Non-Member (Graduate Student)  $75.00
Non-Member (Undergraduate Student)  $75.00

Standard Registration will open on Monday, November 6th and will close on Friday, December 15th.

Standard Registration Fees
OCPA Member (Professional)   $150.00
OCPA Member (Graduate Student)  $75.00
OCPA Member (Undergraduate Student)  $75.00
Non-Member (Professional)  $200.00
Non-Member (Graduate Student)  $90.00
Non-Member (Undergraduate Student)  $90.00
Vendor - No Donation to Silent Auction $150.00
Vendor - $50 Donation to Silent Auction $100.00

*Important note: OCPA Memberships are required for the discounted rate. Membership Renewal and New Member Registration are not available this year through the conference registration form. Membership links will be coming soon. As long as you have an active membership at the time of the conference, you are eligible for the discounted rate*

Late Fees:

A $25.00 late fee will be charged to any person that registers for the Annual Conference after Friday, December 15, 2017.

**An additional $25.00 late fee will be charged to any person that registers for the Annual Conference on site on either Thursday, January 25th or Friday, January 26th.**

Please note - no refunds are available for conference registrations. The only exception to this is in the event of a Level Three Snow Emergency that requires the cancellation of the annual conference.

Conference Hotel

We encourage you to stay with us at The Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center.

Room Reservations at the Doubletree Hotel can be made for $103 per night by reserving your room using the OCPA Hotel Registration Link

Program Sessions

The Call for Programs for the OCPA Annual Conference has closed. If you have questions about program proposals, please contact our Educational Sessions Committee Chair, Michael Griest.

Pre-Conference Institute Options

The Pre-Conference Institute Options traditionally offered on the Wednesday prior to the start of the Annual Conference will now be offered as part of the Annual Conference on Thursday and Friday at no additional cost to conference registrants. More information about the Emerging Professionals Institute, Equity and Inclusion Institute, and the Mid Level Managers Institute will be available soon. For questions, please contact:

Emerging Professionals Institutte: Michelle Daymon

Equity and Inclusion Institute: HerBrina Shepard

Mid-Level Managers: Julie Humbel-Courtney

Silent Auction Donations

This is your opportunity to give back. Any money raised by the silent auction will be awarded as scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students interested in our field! If there are items that could showcase your campus or greater community such as tickets to an event, a piece of artwork, books, or a gift basket, please consider making a donation to the silent auction.

If you are able to make a gift, please contact Robin Gagnow for inquiries and next steps, or simply bring your item to the conference. Thank you in advance for helping award scholarships to undergtaduate and graduate students interested in the field. See you there!

Call for Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to the 2018 OCPA Annual Conference. Volunteers are needed to staff the registration table, career resource room, and the silent auction. If you are intersted and willing, be sure to indicate that you would like to volunteer on your conference registration. For more information about volunteering at the Annual Conference, contact Nicole Robison.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, January 25th  
 7:30 AM  Registration Opens
 7:30 AM  Vendor Area and Silent Auction Open
 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM  Light Breakfast Available
 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM  Welcome & Opening Session
 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Headshots
 9:30 AM - 12:20 PM  Career Resource Room Open
 9:30 AM  - 12:00 PM  Inter-University Council SSAO Meeting
 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Small Private College/University SSAO Meeting
 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Program Session One
 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM  Program Session Two
 10:40 AM - 12:40 PM  Institution Option Midlevel Managers & Emerging Professionals
 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM  Program Session Three
 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM  Lunch and Featured Speaker
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Mock Interviews
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Career Resource Room Open
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Robert A. Dubick Case Study Competition
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Program Session Four
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM SSAO Roundtable
3:40 PM - 4:40 PM Program Session Five
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Cocktail Hour Social, Doubltree Hotel
5:30 PM Dinner On Your Own
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM OCPA Social, Cedar Ballroom, Doubletree Hotel (Cash Only Bar)
Friday, January 26th
6:30 AM - 7:30 AM Zumba
7:30 AM Registration Opens
7:30 AM Vendor Area & Silent Auction Open
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Light Breakfast
8:15 AM - 8:45 AM New Attendees Coffee Connections Social
9:00 AM Career Resource Room Open
9:00 AM Mock Interviews
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM Program Session Six
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Program Session Seven
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Institute Option - Equity and Inclusion
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Program Session Eight
11:30 AM Silent Auction Closes
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Closing Lunch and Presentation of OCPA Awards
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM OCPA Executive Board Meeting

Contact Us

Questions can be directed to Jolene Broshious, Annual Conference Chair, or Mark Zeno, Assistant Annual Conference Chair.