Join Us in Columbus the heart of Ohio!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Columbus for Annual Conference and our diversity workshop, Guiding the Way to Inclusion (GWI)! Annual Conference is OACAC’s hallmark event that provides you with an opportunity to build your professional network and experience learning with others who are passionate about the future of secondary education and post-secondary access. GWI sessions will be offered on Sunday afternoon and throughout dedicated educational sessions on Monday.

You are encouraged to join OACAC now to get access to member benefits!  The membership year is July 1 – June 30 (Sorry. We do not pro-rate for months you didn’t get to enjoy).

Online registration ends at 5:00 p.m. April 15.

$50 late fee will be added to on-site registrations.  Credit card payment or a check payment is expected of all attendees who are registering on site.

*only online payment is accepted. If you or your organization must pay by check, please contact a member of the conference registration team. Email

We acknowledge that this year’s OACAC GWI and Annual Conference coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover. While we strive to be mindful of religious and cultural events when planning our conferences, occasionally, conflicts are unavoidable due to venue availability. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.












Hotel Information

Recommended conference overflow property Drury Inn & Suites Columbus Polaris, 8805 Orion Pl, Columbus OH 43240

 The conference team has explored AAA discounts on  We found several combinations of rooms with good rates. Please book right away!





SOLD OUT at the OACAC rate: Hilton Columbus/Polaris

8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, Ohio, 43240
+1 614-885-1600
Rooms at the conference rate have all been booked.  Continue to check the hotel website. Rooms may become available at the Hilton.  Do not forget to bring your Ohio Sales Tax exemption form. This will save a little bit for you! Deadline to book a room at conference rates: March 23, 2024

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SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS: We can’t wait to have you with us! Please contact Nina Barnes via email to get all of your questions answered!

 WEBex Events

Conference App Code: OACAC24

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A Word About Food

As caring, inclusive host organizations, we will always do our best to help you be safe and comfortable.  We are acutely aware of food allergies. While we cannot mandate or control a nut free/allergy free/grain-free environment, we can, however, offer options and have clear signage on food when we commune together. We cannot, however, control what attendees nor passers-by bring in or consume in the venue or the potential for cross-contamination when foods are prepared.  We ask anyone with a food or environmental allergy to self-advocate and have a plan in place for what to do if they come in contact with an allergy causing agent.  This may include having a medical plan, wearing a medical alert bracelet, keeping emergency medication on their person and having their cell phone on their person to call for help, if needed.

The hotel catering professionals will offer, as reasonably as possible, a variety of foods that meet lifestyle preferences (e.g. vegetarian, vegan). 


Refund Policy

Refunds will be reviewed upon request up to two weeks (14 calendar days) before the first day of the event. Beyond 14 days prior to the first day (April 21) refunds cannot be honored as OACAC has made a financial commitment for meals and conference space based on the number of attendees who have regsitered. We must adhere to the 14 day refund request. Thank you for understanding.

Requests must be sent via email to . Please include an explanation for your request, the payee and USPS address. You may be refunded any monies less any applicable credit-card processing fees if the original payment was by credit card. Refunds may be issued by OACAC check. Refund checks will be issued no sooner than 30 days after the last day of the event. If an OACAC event is canceled by circumstances beyond the control of OACAC such as but not limited to acts of God, war, terrorist threats, government regulations, public health crisis, disaster, civil disorder, inclement weather, sudden outage of electricity or water at the venue, or curtailment of transportation facilities – to the extent that such circumstances make it illegal or impossible to allow the OACAC event to occur, the participant agrees that they will not hold OACAC liable for the cancellation and/or disruption of the event (if in progress) and thereby request a return of any paid fees including but not limited to conference registration fees, sponsorship commitment fees, exhibitor table fees, meals, hotel and transportation costs.