An overview of everything you need to know about the Capital Conference

You received a form with your registration materials for you to indicate the Capital Conference sessions you attend. As you leave the conference, deposit the completed form into the certificate bins next to the Information Station, OSBA Pavilion or Registration in the Main Concourse at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC). If you did not hand-in the form during the conference, just email it to Melanie Price at mprice@ohioschoolboards.org. OSBA will send a certificate by Dec. 15 for your records.
Attendees may check their items in the GCCC Coat/Bag Check across from the Union Station Ballroom. The coat/bag check is staffed Monday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. OSBA is not liable for damaged, lost or stolen articles.
Food and beverages may be purchased at several locations throughout GCCC. Locations include concessions in the Trade Show, the Discovery Café located in the Main Concourse between Halls A and B, and specialty carts in the concourse and Student Achievement Fair.
Download the free Capital Conference App for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. The app includes conference sessions, Trade Show exhibitors, maps and other helpful information. The app is sponsored by Bricker & Eckler LLP.
All paid attendees may pick up a conference bag in the Main Concourse next to Registration. Conference bags are sponsored by CompManagement Health Systems Inc.
Located in the Main Concourse across from the OSBA Bookstore, the station is staffed Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. IF there is an emergency, go to the first aid station or use the red phones in the GCCC concourses to call for help.
Located near the South Café and Marketplace near the Hyatt Regency and in the Main Concourse next to the Discovery Café, these areas are staffed by Convention Center Guest Ambassadors. Stop by to receive directional assistance and facility or event information. As Certified Tourism Ambassadors, they can provide information on local highlights, such as shopping, dining, nightlife, sports and tourism attractions. At the service center near the Hyatt Regency, additional services include outbound shipping and mobile scooter rentals.
Handouts received before the conference will be available electronically beginning Nov. 8 as well as during the event. Handouts can be accessed through this website or the Capital Conference App. More handouts will be available online by Nov. 20.
Free wireless Internet access is available in the GCCC Main Concourse and in rooms in the learning session rooms. Attendees should connect to the “FreeInternet” network. Please note: Connection speeds are best for reading email; this is not a high-speed Internet connection.
The lost and found is located at the Information Station.
Scooters can be rented at the Convention Center Guest Services Center. For more information, contact the Guest Services at (614) 827-2531.
The Ohio School Public Relations Association (OHSPRA) and OSBA are jointly sponsoring a publications exchange in the Main Concourse near B 130. Attendees may pick up copies of a variety of school communications materials.
This display, located in the Main Concourse, familiarizes conference attendees with the wide range of services offered by OSBA. Informational materials are available and association staff are on hand to answer questions.
Registration, attendance and/or participation at the OSBA Capital Conference constitutes an agreement by the individual to OSBA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the individual’s image or voice in photographs, videos, and print and electronic reproductions of the conference.
Unauthorized recording with any electronic device of any session is strictly prohibited.
Want to learn more about OSBA’s regional services and activities? Visit the Region Resource Center in the Main Concourse near the registration area. Regional managers, along with officers and committee members from the five OSBA regions, are on hand throughout the conference to answer questions, discuss how you can get more involved with OSBA, explain services and talk about activities and events in their respective regions. Stop by and enter the regional raffles to win valuable prizes for your district.
Take a break and visit the Relaxation Stations in the Trade Show. Located in aisles 100 and 1500, the Relaxation Stations provide complimentary back massages, manicures, shoe shines, blood pressure screenings and therapeutic foot massages.
Safety information is included in your conference bag and at the Information Station and OSBA Pavilion. If there is an actual emergency, please follow the directives of OSBA and GCCC staff.
Shuttle bus service runs continuously between GCCC and all hotels, except for those surrounding GCCC, as well as to the GCCC East parking lot, on Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.; Monday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Use Twitter to share your conference experience with others. Include “#OSBACC” in your tweet to share your feedback. You also can post and view updates on OSBA’s Facebook page.

[accordion-item title=”Wheelchair-accessible seating”]Areas have been set aside in the Union Station Ballroom and breakout sessions to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters. Please see the session moderator or a General Session usher for the locations.[/accordion-item]

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