Register for Ohio’s premier professional development event

The OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show runs Nov. 10-12 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Details are below or download the 2019 Conference Brochure.

Registration fees

For OSBA member districts: Registration is $310 per person each of the first six people from your district. School district group registration — more than six people from a member school district — is a flat fee of $1,975. Registration for OSBA sustaining members, government employees and retired administrators is $60. Retired administrators who are current board members or rehired administrators do not qualify for the lower rate. Spouses may attend the conference for free, but must be registered to receive an official badge.

Registration for OCSBA members is $310 per person. Those attending the School Law Workshop are subject to the same registration procedures as other conference attendees. Attorneys employed by a school district may register with their district.

How to register

To register for the conference and ticketed events, all attendees from the same school district should be listed on the 2019 district registration form. OCSBA members, students, sustaining members, government employees and retired administrators who are not affiliated with a school district should use the 2019 conference individual registration form. Return these forms to OSBA with a check or purchase order covering all registration fees and special event ticket costs. For those not registered by Thursday, Nov. 7, on-site Capital Conference registration will be open on Sunday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday, Nov. 11, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. in the center of the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC) Main Concourse.

Ticketed events — OSBA Black Caucus Dinner and Conference Luncheons

The OSBA Black Caucus Dinner and Conference Luncheons are not included in the registration fee and require additional fees. Registration for the OSBA Black Caucus Dinner, featuring Charlotte McGuire, is $85. The deadline to register for this event is Nov. 1. Limited tickets will be available at the door for $90.

Registration for the Monday Luncheon, featuring Dr. Frederic Bertley, is $56. Registration for the Tuesday Luncheon, with Maurice Clarett, is $56. Registration for these events should be purchased in advance. Attendees can register on their district’s registration form.

Note: Depending on availability, limited on-site luncheon ticket sales may be available until 11:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday, Nov. 12, on a first-come, first-served basis at Registration. The cost for an on-site ticket is $60.


Each member board of education shall be entitled to appoint one of its members as a delegate to the annual business meeting, or other called meeting, with power to vote. These appointees comprise the body known as the OSBA Delegate Assembly and must be present to vote. The Delegate Credentials must be returned by Sept. 9, 2019.

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