The conference will be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 North High Street in Columbus, starting on Thursday, February 4, through noon on Saturday, February 6. Registration will open at 7:30 a.m., Thursday and OEA President Becky Higgins will welcome participants at 9:30 a.m. and introduce the Keynote speaker, followed by sessions throughout Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning. The conference will conclude at noon on Saturday.
The conference is for members only, and members must use their OEA Member ID to complete the registration process.
PARKING IS COMPLIMENTARY WHEN YOU SELF PARK IN THE VINE STREET GARAGE (WEST PARKING GARAGE):
Because parking rates are expensive (up to $18 during the day and $20 overnight), and OEA is paying for the parking charges, we encourage members to carpool.
If you have a sleeping room, please do not pay upon entering the parking garage. Tell the attendant that you are with a group at the hotel and you will pull a ticket to enter. When you check in, your room key will be your in and out access to parking. Please verify with the registration desk that your room key does have in/out privileges for parking.
If you do not have a sleeping room and you are a “DAY PARKER,” tell the attendant that you are with a group at the hotel and pull a ticket upon entering. You will need the ticket that you pulled along with another ticket distributed by OEA staff member, Carol Price, to use when exiting. You will need both tickets to exit without being charged.
If you need HANDICAP PARKING, there are handicap parking spaces available on every level of the parking garage. These spaces are first come/first serve.
A map to the Vine Street Garage (West Parking Garage) is also attached.
DO NOT VALET PARK. OEA WILL NOT COVER THIS COST.
If you choose to valet park, the cost is $24.00 for overnight valet and $15.00 for the day. This expense is non-reimbursable and will be your responsibility.
PLEASE BUILD IN TIME FOR ENTERING AND EXITING THE PARKING GARAGE. THE HOTEL/GARAGE HAS A STOP LIGHT AT EACH CORNER. IT CAN TAKE UP TO 5-25 MINUTES TO GET IN AND OUT OF THE GARAGE.
The registration fee is $100 per person. This price includes your hotel room for Thursday and Friday nights only (based on double occupancy with both occupants registered for and attending the conference), all conference materials and six meals. All rooms will need to be guaranteed with a credit card.
You may pay by credit card (online only) or by check. If you are paying by check, please print the invoice found at the end of the registration process. Mail the invoice, the printed copy of your registration email confirmation, and your check made payable to Ohio Education Association, to be received no later January 2, 2016, to:
Ohio Education Association
225 E. Broad St.
PO Box 2550
Columbus, OH 43216