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Annual Conference and GWI

Thank you to our conference sponsors!


Annual Conference and GWI 2018

Sunday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 13
Hilton Polaris – Columbus, Ohio

 


We had a great conference!

 

Photos courtesy of Addison Mills

Schedule of Events

2018 Annual Conference Schedule – (pdf)

2018 Annual Conference Program – (pdf)

Sunday, March 11 

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Registration Open

11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Silent Auction Open

12:00 p.m. – 12:25 p.m.  GWI Welcome & Keynote

Keynote Speaker:

Joan Ferrante

Author and Professor of Sociology, Northern Kentucky University

Learn more about Joan Ferrante

12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  GWI Session Block I

1:30 p.m. –  2:15 p.m.  GWI Session Block II

2:30 p.m. ­– 3:15 p.m.  GWI Learning Community

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  GWI Fireside Chat

4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Exhibitor Area Open (set-up available starting @ 3 p.m)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  First Timers Welcome

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  Mix & Mingle

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.   Annual Conference & GWI Buffet Dinner

OACAC President’s Welcoming Remarks

Presentation of Warren Scholarships

Association Awards & Election Results

8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.  Presidents Reception

Monday, March 12      Local Counselors Day

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  High School Counselors Hospitality Room Open

7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.  Registration Open

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Buffet Breakfast

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.  Past Presidents’ Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Silent Auction

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.  NACAC Speaker

Keynote Speaker:

Sherri Geller

Board Director and Co-Director of College Counseling at Gann Academy

Learn more about Sherri Geller

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Exhibit Area Open

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Session Block I featuring Student Panel powered by GWI/IAS

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Session Block II featuring TED talks

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Session Block III featuring TED talks

12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.  Lunch & OACAC Business Meeting

Keynote Speaker:

Rob Franek

Editor-in-Chief, Princeton Review

Learn more about Rob Franek

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.  Session Block IV & GWI Power Panel

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Exhibit Area Open

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.  Dessert Reception

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Educational Session Block V & GWI Roundtable Discussion

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Mix & Mingle

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Dinner on your own – Polaris

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.  Conference Social

Tuesday, March 13

7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.  Buffet Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Exhibit Area Open

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Session Block VII

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.  Session Block VIII featuring TED talks 

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Session Block IX & GWI Roundtable Discussion

12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Lunch & Keynote

Closing Keynote Speaker:

Scott Jaschik,

Editor and Founding Member of Inside Higher Education

Learn more about Scott Jaschik

2:00p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Special Interest Group Meetings


2018 GWI & ANNUAL CONFERENCE

SERVICE PROJECTS

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Dater High School

  1. Pants for the students – leggings and sweat pants preferred as they are a little more giving for different types of students
  2. Powerpack Food – pasta, beans, canned goods
  3. College Gear – building a college culture within the school

Hurricane Victim Relief

Travel toiletries  – same as last year!

Cash or check donations can be made at the conference or mailed to OACAC. Our goal is to collect $2,000 by the end of  Annual Conference. Donations can also be made from the website via PayPal (an account is not needed).

Donations will go to agencies assisting with Hurricane Victim Relief

Toiletries can be dropped off at Annual Conference in bins provided by the IAS Committee

 


Space is still available to exhibit at this year’s conference! 

Thank you for your interest! Please complete the short form below and you will be contacted by Mandy or Amy about our remaining partnership opportunities.

Exhibitor Inquiry 2018