OCPA/OASPA Annual Conference

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Annual Conference

Ohio's Conference for Student Affairs
January 29 - January 31, 2014
Worthington, OH
Double Tree Hotel

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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.

In addition to our silent auction, we are doing something else new this year. We are seeking donations for Nationwide Children's Hospital – in the form of a stuffed animal mascot from your institution! Please be sure that the stuffed animal donated is new, never used and still has the tags intact. We hope to get stuffed animals from multiple schools statewide to donate, in addition to raising money, for Children’s during our conference. This is a great way to brighten a child’s day by spreading school spirit.

If you are able to make a gift, please contact Jess White at whitej6@ohio.edu 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 2014 OASPA/OCPA Conference January 30-31, 2014. If you have not yet signed up to volunteer or registered for the conference there is still time! Volunteers are needed to serve as Proctors for Educational Sessions or to staff the Registration Table, Career Resource Room and the Silent Auction. If you are interested and willing, click here to sign up.

Conference Registration

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

Early bird registration ends on December 20th. Any registrations processed after December 20th will include a $25 late fee.

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.

Conference Schedule

Wednesday, January 29th

8:00 AM Equity & Inclusion Pre-Conference Registration
9:00 AM Pre-Conference Begins
9:30 AM Pre-Conference Featured Speaker - Terree Stevenson
5:00 PM OCPA Open House/Tri-Presidents Social - Doubletree Atrium
7:30 PM Conference Planning Team Meeting

Thursday, January 30th

08:00 AM

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

08:00 - 09:00 AM Free Professional Headshots
08:00 - 04:45 PM Silent Auction Bidding Open
08:30 - 09:00 AM New Attendees Orientation
09:00 - 09:30 AM Welcome / Opening
09:00 - 12:00 PM Inter-University Council SSAO Meeting
09:30 - 12:00 PM Career Resource Room Open
09:30 - 10:30 AM Program Session 1
10:45 - 11:45 AM Program Session 2
12:00 - 01:30 PM Lunch & Spotlight Speaker - Pete Mather (lunch provided)
01:15 - 05:00 PM Career Resource Room Open / Case Studies Begin
01:45 - 02:45 PM Program Session 3 / Free Professional Headshots
03:00 - 04:00 PM Program Session 4
04:15 - 05:15 PM Program Session 5
5:00 PM Dinner on your Own
7:30 PM Graduate Student & Young Professional Social

Friday, January 31st

06:00 - 07:00 AM Wellness Classes - Zumba
08:00 AM Registration Table Open
08:30 - 09:30 AM OCPA State of the Association & OASPA Board Meetings
09:45 - 11:15 AM

Awards Brunch & Spotlight Speaker - Kathleen Kerr
ACPA President (Brunch Provided)

11:30 - 03:15 PM Career Resource Room Open
11:30 - 12:30 PM Program Session 6
12:45 - 01:45 PM Program Session 7
02:00 - 03:00 PM Program Session 8
03:30 PM OCPA Executive Board Meeting


Any questions or concerns about the OASPA/OCPA
Conference, please Contact Ardy Gonyer, OCPA Conference Chair at gonyerh@falcon.bgsu.edu or Rachel Tuttle, OCPA Assistant Conference Chair at tuttle.146@osu.edu.



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