OEA Summer Academy 2016

Columbus, Ohio
Monday, August 01, 2016

OEA Summer Academy 2016
Monday, August 01, 2016 - Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Hilton Downtown Columbus
(614) 384-8600
401 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
United States

New for Summer Academy 2016:  In previous years, Summer Academy has followed specific “tracks,” and attendees attended all sessions in that track. This year, all sessions are electives.  Each session is categorized under one of seven topics: (1) How to Organize Your Local, Build Lasting Relationships, and Inspire Others; (2) New Officer Training; (3) Early Career Educators; (4) Building a Strong Local; (5) Professional Issues; (6) Building Member Power and Opportunities for Stronger Public Schools; and (7) Cultural Competency and Equity. You may elect to take all seven sessions in one topic area, or you may elect to choose sessions from a variety of topic areas.  

Topic Areas: 
How to Organize Your Local, Build Long Lasting Relationships, and Inspire Others! (Organizing)
New Officer Training 
Early Career Educators 
Building a Strong Local
Professional Issues
Building Member Power and Opportunities for Stronger Public Schools (Government Relations)
Cultural Competency & Equity

Registration Information

The Summer Academy will convene Monday, August 1, through Wednesday, August 3, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 North High Street, Columbus, OH. Registration will start at 7:30 AM on Monday, followed by the Welcome and Keynote Speaker at 9:30 AM.  The concurrent sessions will begin at 11:00 AM.

The Academy is for OEA members only.  Therefore, members must use their OEA Member ID to complete the registration process. The registration fee is $100.  However, scholarship assistance may be available from your local or district association. Be sure to ask your local leaders about scholarship assistance.

Lodging Information

A block of sleeping rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING YOUR OWN HOTEL RESERVATIONS. Please click on the lodging tab for more information about the hotel and online reservations.

Parking Information

Parking is complimentary if you self-park in the VINE STREET GARAGE (WEST PARKING GARAGE).  However, members are strongly encouraged to carpool in order to keep the cost to OEA down.

Room Reservations and Parking Fees: If you have a sleeping room, please do not pay upon entering the parking garage. Tell the attendant that you are with the OEA Summer Academy at the Hilton, and then pull a ticket to enter the garage.  After you check-in, use your room key for in and out parking access. Please verify with the registration desk that your room key has in/out parking garage access.

Daily Parking without a Hotel Stay: If you do not have a sleeping room and you are a “DAY PARKER,” tell the attendant that you are with the OEA Summer Academy at the Hilton, and then pull a ticket to enter the garage. You will need the ticket that you pulled, along with another "chaser" 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 served.

A map to the Vine Street Garage (Click here


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 you will be responsible for the cost.

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.



Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • A choice of online credit card payment or check payment is available during the online registration process.

    If you wish to pay by check, please print the invoice found at the end of this registration process. Then mail the check or money order made out to the Ohio Education Association, along with a printed copy of your registration email confirmation by July 15th, to:

    Attn: Laura Simonini
    225 E. Broad St.
    Box 2550
    Columbus, OH 43216

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