Join Us in the “Glass City”


March 12 – 14, 2023 Toledo Hilton Garden Inn and
Glass City Center
We are eager to welcome you to Toledo, Ohio’s Glass City 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.
Logistics: Sunday, March 12, 2023 – Tuesday, March 14, 2023
*Registration Rates:
$250.00 Sunday-Tuesday (full conference includes all meals and experiences)
$185.00 One Day (Sunday or Monday) On the registration form, you will choose your sessions for the one day you will attend.
$25 late fee will be added to registration rates after March 1, 2023 – 6:00 AM.
*only online payment is accepted. If you or your organization must pay by check, please contact a member of the conference registration team, Lindsay


Schedule at a Glance

Book Your Stay by February 24th!

2/24 The Hilton Garden Inn is now sold out.  Please try the Homewood Suites jointly located to HGI.  We do not have a group rate. Please try your AAA or government, school rates if available to you.

 *SOLD OUT* Hotel and Conference Session Locations:
Hilton Garden Inn Toledo Downtown
Book Early! Room rate: $149.00 before tax (Bring your organization’s Ohio Sales Tax Exemption Certificate for the Ohio sales tax.)
Room Booking Link – Get your room by February 24th!
Location and daily garage parking rate: $25.00
Glass City Center – educational breakout sessions. Exhibitor sessions will be held in the Hilton Garden Inn

 WEBex Events the 2023

Conference App Code: OACAC23

(formerly SOCIO)


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Those smiling faces below are OACAC Presidents who can’t wait to greet you at GWI and Annual Conference! (L to R: Greg Landis, Amber Wood (present) Collin Palmer, Tom Fanning, Kristen Dickerson, Marion Meadows (elect), Nancy Gibson, Jill Byers and Courtney Johnson-Benson)

A Word About Food

As caring, inclusive host organizations (OACAC, Hilton Garden Inn and Glass City Center), 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.

Your hosts will offer, as reasonably as possible, a variety of foods that meet lifestyle preferences (e.g. vegetarian, vegan). We will provide the conference menus closer to the event so that you can plan supplemental foods if necessary.  Thank you for your understanding.


To ensure a safe conference experience for all, please practice daily symptom checks and do not attend the conference if you are experiencing illness or symptoms associated with COVID-19.  Due to uncertainties with holding events and the personal choice to attend events, please note the OACAC refund policy as we must adhere to the 14 day refund request.

Refund Policy: Refunds will be reviewed upon request up to two weeks (14 calendar days) before the first day of the event. Sorry, beyond that date, refunds cannot be honored. 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.