Join Us in Columbus the heart of Ohio!

We are eager to welcome you back 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).

$40 late fee will be added to registration rates after April 7, 2024

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

Book Your Stay by March 23

8700 Lyra Drive
Columbus, Ohio, 43240
+1 614-885-1600
Deadline to book a room at conference rates: March 23, 2024
Check-in 3 pmCheck-out 12 pm

OACAC block rate: $167.00 + tax and applicable service fees

Last year’s schedule is below and we will update it of course for 2024 as soon as sessions are determined. 

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!

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Conference App Code: OACAC24

(formerly SOCIO)


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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). We will provide the conference menus closer to the event so that you can plan supplemental foods if necessary.  Thank you for your understanding.


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.