Information for session presenters

Thank you for agreeing to present during the 2021 OSBA Capital Conference and Trade Show. We are excited to return to an in-person format and to offer important information, best practices, and tools to help make public schools stronger than ever. You play an important role in delivering on this mission, and we are grateful to be partnering with you.

Important information

  • All presenters must be paid registrants for the conference. See “Registration and name badges” below for more information.
  • Your session handouts are due by noon on Friday, Oct. 22. Please email your handouts in ppt and pdf formats to
  • Presentation computers are not provided. You are responsible for bringing your own computer.
  • You can view the OSBA Capital Conference’s health and safety planning information for up-to-date information. Columbus is still under a COVID-19 related mask mandate. Participants and presenters are requested to mask in all public areas. Presenters may remove masks while speaking/presenting. We will endeavor to social distance to the extent possible. If you are presenting as a member of a panel, please try to sit several feet apart in your classroom.

Registration and name badges

School district presenters should contact their district treasurer to register. Name badges will be available to print before arriving at the conference, or you can visit the badge printing stations near Registration in the Main Concourse at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (GCCC).

Non-district presenters must register directly with OSBA. Name badges will be available to print at Registration in the Main Concourse at the GCCC. Please contact Susie Cinadr at (614) 540-4000 to register.


  • Each presenter/panel is asked to develop and submit handouts in PowerPoint and/or PDF to OSBA. Materials should be emailed to by noon on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Handouts will be available online only – no printed copies will be available at the convention center.
  • Please include this PowerPoint slide (available mid-September) as the first slide of your presentation and have it on-screen as conference attendees enter your session room. It provides details on the conference website and app as well as instructions for downloading handouts.

Parking, expenses and arrival

You, your school district or organization are responsible for registration, parking fees and any other expenses necessary for participation.

If you are driving in for the day, allow extra time for traffic and parking. Area maps can be found at Information on parking near the convention center, as well as directions to the center, are at

Please plan to be at your session room at least 15 minutes early.

Audiovisual equipment and room setup

  • Presentation computers are not provided. You are responsible for bringing your own computer.
  • Each room will have a head table with microphone; podium and microphone; one lavaliere microphone; LCD projector and stand; and screen and computer audio. HDMI computer connections are standard. VGA connections are available by request on-site.
  • A log in code will be available on the day of your session to access a high speed Wi-Fi connection. This code is for presenters only and will be found on the presenter table or podium.
  • Rooms are set up classroom style.

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