Ohio Municipal League Annual Conference

October 31 ~ November 2, 2018
Renaissance Hotel, Columbus

The Ohio Municipal League will be holding its Annual Fall Conference in conjunction with the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ohio. There is separate conference registration information for each association. Because of the interests of OML and MFOA members alike, there are a number of workshops and special meetings being offered. The conferences will begin Wednesday, October 31st and end Friday, November 2nd. Online registration is now available! For those interested, please visit the Meeting, Trainings and Events tab located on the home page of www.omlohio.org.

In order to create a more efficient way of distributing materials, you will receive all available materials in advance of the conference via email. Registering for the conference will require a valid email address. The email will also serve as your registration confirmation.  We no longer pass out paper handout packets at the conferences. Please feel free to print out these materials and bring them with you to the conference and/or download to your personal electronic devices such as an iPad or tablet. It is important for you to decide the best method of using the materials. We believe a preview of the information can be extremely beneficial in preparing for the conference. Some presenters may bring handouts with them that were not made available for distribution prior to the conference. Please note: Emails are sent through the same software as the OML Legislative Bulletin. Anyone who has unsubscribed from the distribution list must re-subscribe or use a different email address.

In order to ensure that the conference materials reach attendees in enough time to prepare, we have set a registration and payment deadline of October 22, 2018. All paid registrants will begin receiving the confirmation email with materials on October 24th. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the OML office at 614-221-4349.

The OML will again be conducting a prize raffle. Raffle tickets will be sold at the registration desk for $1.00. Ticket sales will start on Wednesday and continue until 5 p.m. Thursday evening. (Drawing will be held Thursday evening after the reception and you must be present to win.)

This is an event that brings women from across the state together for the opportunity to engage with thought-provoking speakers on topics such as work/life balance, advancement in the workplace, navigating a career change and more. It serves as an informal platform for networking and establishing meaningful dialogue on issues of relevance to women in local government. Seating is limited for this ticketed event but there is no charge (first come, first served).

One of the most popular places at the conference is the exhibit hall.  Companies that provide products and services to cities and villages will be available to meet with attendees when the exhibit area opens on Wednesday afternoon. Exhibits will be open Wednesday afternoon through the reception, Wednesday evening ,and again on Thursday morning.  The exhibits will close Thursday afternoon before lunch. If interested in exhibiting or being a conference sponsor, please contact the OML office as there is a separate cost and registration form.

The annual business meeting of the League will take place Friday morning before the General Session. During this important meeting, one-half of the board members will be elected for a four-year term. Nominations should be submitted to the OML offices by October 5, 2018.  The Nominating Committee will meet Wednesday afternoon.

Any OML member who would like to submit a suggested conference resolution for consideration during the business meeting should submit it to the OML offices prior to October 5, 2018. 

Exhibits, general sessions and workshop sessions will all be held at The Renaissance Hotel, 50 N. 3rd Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.   

A special room rate of $159 (king/double) is available for conference attendees. The cut-off date is October 10, 2018.  Parking will be free for all attendees to the conference, whether you are staying at the hotel or driving in for the day; however, you MUST valet park at the hotel. Overnight parking is included in the room rate. Those parking for just the day may receive a parking voucher from the OML registration desk.  Please give yourself extra time in case the garage is full and you need to secure parking in another location at your own expense.

Valet parking is one overnight car included in the room rate, any additional cars are $28 per night. All valet parking is based on availability.

Make Reservations in One of Two Ways:

1) By booking through the guest link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/omlannualconferenceoct18
(link is case sensitive)  

2) By calling Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations at: 877-901-6632. Guests will ask for Passkey Reservations and request Ohio Municipal League Room Block to receive the Group Rate of $159 for a King or Double room

Tentative Agenda 

Registration Form

Register and Pay Online

A convenience fee of 3.50 % will be charge by a third party
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Independent Exhibitor Form