Special events

The conference features several special events that provide the opportunity to meet colleagues from around the state in a relaxed atmosphere. Conference name badges are required at all special events.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Kick off your Capital Conference on an upbeat note by attending the Welcome Reception. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Open to all attendees. Sponsored by Ohio School Plan, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio and Scott Scriven LLP.

OSBA Black Caucus Dinner featuring Theodore Ginn Sr.
Sunday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Cost is $85
All conference attendees are invited to the OSBA Black Caucus dinner to network with colleagues, share how their districts are helping diverse students succeed and learn from keynote speaker Theodore Ginn Sr., the founder and executive director of Cleveland Municipal’s Ginn Academy, established in fall 2007. The academy, which has an average graduation rate of 95%, is the first, all-male, public high school in the city of Cleveland and state of Ohio. The Ginn Academy, now in its 14th year, is guided by scholarship, leadership and service. Ginn also is the head football coach and boys’ track coach for Glenville High School and has produced NFL players such as Cardale Jones, Frank Clark, Donte Whitner and his own son, Ted Ginn Jr.

Attendees also will have the opportunity to donate to the Leo Lucas Scholarship, which provides graduating culturally and ethnically diverse seniors funds for college. The cost of the dinner is $85; the reservation deadline is Nov. 1. Contact your treasurer to register for a luncheon or add on the event when completing the online conference registration. Registration is required; limited tickets will be sold at the door for $90. Please indicate any special accommodations needed. Bricker & Eckler LLPP and Pepple & Waggoner Ltd. are sponsoring the OSBA Black Caucus Dinner. Click here for more information.

Monday Conference Luncheon featuring Brandon Miller
Monday, Nov. 8, 12:15 p.m.
Cost is $60
As a professional soccer goalkeeper for the Charlotte Independence of the USL, Brandon Miller has won multiple awards and a championship at the professional level. On top of his athletic and entrepreneurial achievements, Miller also works with a number of nonprofit organizations and recently founded the Black Players Alliance of the USL. His main mission with all of his philanthropic work is to make an impact on underserved communities and empower those whose voices aren’t always heard. Sponsored by GradyBenefits, Peters Kalail & Markakis Co. LPA, Roetzel & Andress LPA, Sedgwick Managed Care Ohio and Walter Haverfield LLP.  Click here for more information.

OSBA President’s Reception
Monday, Nov. 8, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Come greet OSBA President Robert M. Heard Sr., Cleveland Municipal, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Sponsored by DLR Group, GradyBenefits and Sedgwick.

Tuesday Conference Luncheon featuring Dr. James Mahoney
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 12:15 p.m.
A long-time educator, Mahoney has dedicated his life to bettering educational opportunities for all students, serving as a superintendent, principal and teacher as well as an adjunct professor at several Ohio universities. In 2001, he joined Battelle for Kids as the organization’s first executive director and was named executive director emeritus in 2016. Under his leadership, Battelle for Kids grew into a national not-for-profit organization that partners with school districts, state departments of education, businesses and philanthropic organizations across the globe to advance educational equity and opportunity for all students. Sponsored by Ohio School Plan, Pepple & Waggoner Ltd. and Sedgwick. Click here for more information.

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