OCPA/OASPA Annual Conference



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Annual Conference

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Ohio's Conference for Student Affairs
January 15 - January 16, 2015
Worthington, OH
Double Tree Hotel & Conference Center

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Conference Registration

Call for Programs

Pre-Conference Info

Silent Auction

Conference Schedule

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Conference Registration

Online registration for the conference is now open. Click here to register.

Registration Fees (on or before January 7th, 2015*)

Professional Member: $130.00
Graduate Member: $75.00
Professional Non-Member: $180.00
Graduate Non-Member: $90.00
Vendor: $100

Pre-Conference Options

Equity & Inclusion Pre-Conference: $50.00
Mid Level Managers Pre-Conference: $50.00

Pre-conference registration costs are in addition to the conference registration (should pre-conference participants also choose to attend the annual conference)

If you have questions about pre-conferences, please contact:

Equity & Inclusion: Bowen Marshall or Davida Haywood
Mid Level Managers: Chris Tyner or Chris Rader

*Late Fee: A $25.00 late fee will be charged to any person that registers for the Annual Conference or Pre-Conference after January 7, 2015.

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

The Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center has set aside a block of rooms for the conference at a rate of $99 per night. Please contact the hotel at 614-885-3334 and mention that you are with OCPA/OASPA to receive this rate.

Call for Programs

We are currently seeking program proposals for the annual conference. Proposals can be submitted here.

Proposals are due Friday, October 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal for the conference!

Presenters will be notified November 25, 2014 if their program was selected for inclusion in our slate.

Program topic ideas include (but are not limited to):

  • Assessment
  • Crisis Response
  • First-Year Experience
  • Intercultural Dialogue
  • Leadership Education
  • Mid-Level Professional-specific
  • Non-Traditional Students
  • Professional Networking
  • Residence Life
  • Programming
  • Service Learning
  • Sustainable Practices
You should also consider submitting your program for the following specialized tracks that will be featured at this year's conference:
  • Career Management Institute
  • Mid-Level Management Institute
  • Faculty Programs
  • Equity & Inclusion Programs
  • Poster Sessions

If you have questions about the program proposals, please contact our Educational Sessions Committee Co-Chairs, Stephanie Volbrecht or Todd Shaver.

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! We are currently seeking item donations to be auctioned off during our conference. In the past, items such as sweat-shirts, tee shirts, hats, mugs, etc. with your school’s logo have auctioned off with great success! This year, we are trying to elevate our program by making available a wider array of items. If there are other items that could showcase your campus or greater community - such as tickets to an event, a piece of artwork, books, or a gift basket - we welcome anything creative that you could donate.

If you are able to make a gift, please contact Esther Dwyer for inquiries and next steps, or simply bring your item to the conference. See you there!

Call for Volunteers

We are still in of additional volunteers for the 2015 OASPA/OCPA Conference. If you have not yet signed up to volunteer or registered for the conference there is still time! Volunteers are needed to staff the registration table, career resource room and the silent auction. If you are interested and willing, be sure to indicate that you would like to volunteer on your conference registration.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, January 14th

9:30 AM Pre-Conference Registration
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Equity & Inclusion Pre-Conference (Buckeye I & II)
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mid-Level Managers Pre-Conference (Oak I, III & III)
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM OCPA Open House/Tri-Presidents Social (Doubletree Atrium)
7:30 PM Conference Planning Team Meeting

Thursday, January 15th

08:00 AM

Registration / Vendor Area Open / Silent Auction Begins
(Continental Breakfast Provided - Atrium)

08:00 - 09:00 AM Free Professional Headshots (Atrium)
08:15 - 08:45 AM New Attendees Orientation (Alder/Cedar)
09:00 - 09:30 AM Welcome / Opening (Alder/Cedar)
09:00 - 12:00 PM Inter-University Council SSAO Meeting (Powell)
09:00 - 12:00 PM Small Private College & University SSAO Meeting (Westerville)
09:30 - 12:00 PM Career Resource Room / Resume Review (Polaris II)
09:30 - 12:00 PM Mock Interviews (Bexley, Delaware)
09:30 - 10:30 AM Program Session 1
10:45 - 11:45 AM Program Session 2
11:45 - 01:15 PM Lunch & Spotlight Speaker (lunch provided - Alder/Cedar)
01:30 - 05:00 PM Career Resource Room / Resume Review (Polaris II)
01:30 - 05:00 PM Mock Interviews (Westerville, Bexley, Delaware)
01:30 - 05:00 PM Robert A. Dubick Case Study Competition (Powell)
01:30 - 02:30 PM Program Session 3
02:00 - 03:00 PM Free Professional Headshots (lobby)
02:00 - 03:00 PM Mid Afternoon Snacks (Atrium)
02:45 - 03:45 PM Program Session 4
04:00 - 05:00 PM Program Session 5
5:00 PM Dinner on your Own
07:30 - 11:00 PM Graduate Student & Young Professional Social (TBD)

Friday, January 16th

06:00 - 07:00 AM Wellness Classes - Zumba (Buckeye I & II)
08:00 AM Registration Table Open (Lobby)
08:00 AM Light Breakfast (Atrium)
08:30 - 09:30 AM OCPA State of the Association Meeting (Oak I, II & III
08:30 - 09:30 AM OASPA Board Meeting (Powell)
09:45 - 10:45 PM Career Resource Room / Resume Review (Polaris II)
09:45 - 10:45 PM Mock Interviews (Buckeye, Delaware)
08:30 - 09:30 PM Program Session 6
09:45 - 10:45 PM Program Session 7
10:45 - 12:00 PM Awards Brunch & Spotlight Speaker (Alder/Cedar)
12:15 - 02:30 PM Career Resource Room / Resume Review (Polaris II)
12:15 - 02:30 PM Mock Interviews (Buckeye, Delaware)
12:15 - 01:15 PM Program Session 8
12:15 - 01:15 PM OCPA Executive Board Meeting (Powell)
1:30 - 02:30 PM Program Session 9


Contact Us

For any questions or concerns about the OCPA/OASPA Conference, please contact Rachel Tuttle, OCPA Conference Chair at tuttle.146@osu.edu, or John Borawski, OCPA Assistant Conference Chair at jborawsk@kent.edu.



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