Annual Conference

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Ohio's Conference for Student Affairs
Thursday, January 24 - Friday, January 25, 2019
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 Dates

 Early Bird Registration (OCPA Members Only)  Oct. 22 - Nov. 2nd 
 Standard Registration  Nov. 3rd - Dec. 7th
 Late Registration  Dec. 8th - Jan 23rd
 In Person Registration Jan. 24th - Jan 25th

OCPA Member Registration

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

Current OCPA Members are eligible for Early Bird Pricing from October 22nd through November 2nd.

 OCPA Member Early Bird Registration Fees 
 Professional  $140.00
 Graduate Student  $70.00
 Undergraduate Student $70.00


 OCPA Member Standard Registration Fees 
 Professional  $160.00
 Graduate Student  $85.00
 Undergraduate Student $85.00

Non-Member Registration

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

Non-Member Registration Fees 
 Professional  $210.00
 Graduate Student  $100.00
 Undergraduate Student $100.00

Group Registrations

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

Late Fees

A $25 late fee will be cahrged to any person that registers for the Annual Conference after Friday, December 7, 2018.

**An additional $25 late fee will be charged to any person that registers for the Annual Conference on site on either Thursday, January 24th, or Friday, January 25th.**

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.

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

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reservations at the conference rate of $104/night can be made with the Doubletree Hotel by using this Hotel Reservation Link. Rooms are the conference rate are available until January 1, 2019.

Program Sessions

The Call for Programs for the OCPA Annual Conference is open! To submit a program proposal please complete the OCPA Conference Proposal Form. The deadline to submit program proposals is Friday, November 2nd.

If you have questions about program proposals, please contact our Educational Sessions Committee Chair, Robin Schreck.

Themed Pathways

Many of our programs will be assigned to our Themed Pathways. For more information about the Equity & Inclusion and the Mid Level Managers Pathways, please contact:

Equity and Inclusion Pathway: Kirby Bell

Mid Level Managers Pathway: Allison Riggle

Silent Auction Donations

The Silent Auction is your opportunity to give back. All money raised by the Silent Auction is donated as scholarships to undergraduate and gradaute students intersted in our field! If you have 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 donation, 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 for our undergraduate and graduate students interseted in Higher Education.

Call for Volunteers

We are in need of volunteers to the 2019 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 Michelle Daymon.

Conference Schedule

OCPA Annual Conference Schedule  
 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 
 7:00 PM Conference Planning Team Meeting
  Thursday, January 24, 2019
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Registration/Vendor/Silent Auction Open
 8:00 AM - 8:40 AM  Light Breakfast Available
 8:40 AM - 9:10 AM  Welcome/Opening
 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM  New Attendees Coffee Connections Social
 9:10 AM - 9:30 AM  OCPA Winter Break Book Club Meet-up
 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM  Headshots at the Vendor Terrace
 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM  Program Session 1 (9 Sessions)
 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Inter-University Council SSAO Meeting
 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Small Private College/University SSAO Meeting
 10:40 AM - 11:40 AM  Program Session 2 (9 Sessions)
 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM  Program Session 3 (9 Sessions)
 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM  Lunch & Keynote Speaker, John Frazier
 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Mock Interviews
 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Career Resource Room Open (Resume Reviews)
 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Robert A. Dubick Case Study Competition
 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Program Session 4 (Open time for Networking)
 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  OCPA Strategic Plan and Updates
 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  All SSAO & Faculty Roundtable
 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM  All SSAO & Faculty Social
 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM  Program Session Five (9 Sessions)
 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Dinner On Your Own
 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM  OCPA Social at Igloo Letterpress - 661 High Street #B, Worthington
 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM  Cocktail Social at The Whitney House - 666 High Street, Worthington
Friday, January 25, 2019
 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM  Registration/Vendor Area/Silent Auction Open
 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  Light Breakfast
 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM  New Attendees Coffee Connections Social
 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM  Program Session Six (9 Sessions)
 9:30 AM  Career Resource Room Open
 9:30 AM  Mock Interviews
 9:40 AM - 10:40 AM  Program Session Seven (9 Sessions)
 10:50 AM - 11:50 AM  Program Session Eight (9 Sessions)
 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Program Session Nine (9 Sessions)
 1:00 PM  Silent Auction Closes/ Vendor Area Closes
 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM  Closing Lunch/ Presentation of Awards/ Presidential Address
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM  OCPA Executive Board Meeting

Contact Us

Questions can be directed to Mark Zeno, Annual Conference Chair, or Julie Humbel-Courtney, Assistant Annual Conference Chair.