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Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

Upcoming events and Meetings

    • February 01, 2023
    • February 08, 2024
    • Various Locations throughout the program year.

    Byrl R. Shoemaker CTE Leadership Institute Application

    Application deadline: December 15, 2022

    The Shoemaker Institute begins at the Ohio ACTE Legislative Seminar in February 2023 and ends at the following year's Legislative Seminar, with in-person and virtual meetings throughout the year.    Click here for the tentative schedule, which will give you an idea of the time commitment/meeting requirements.

    For complete program details, visit the Shoemaker Institute Information Web page - click here.  

    Application Process:

    (application is FREE and payment is not due until applicant is accepted into the program - applicants will be notified of acceptance by Dec. 15)

    Potential participants must complete the online application/registration on the left.

    Upon acceptance, applicant is expected to pay the full registration cost of $850 prior to the first meeting.   There is no application fee.

    Participant Costs Include:

    • Membership Dues in Ohio ACTE
    • Registration for the program:  $850 (college credit may be available through partner institutions)
    • Registration to the Legislative Seminar
    • Registration to the Oho ACTE Annual Conference
    • Registration to two Issues Forums (approximately $55 each)
    • Hotel costs, travel expenses for meetings must be paid by registrant. Some meals will be provided, others will be at the participants’ expense.
    • Books, materials – TBD

    No refunds will be given for those who drop out or do not complete the program, with EXCEPTIONS for participants who leave the district/position, in which case the district will be given credit toward a future participant.

    • December 14, 2023
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Eastland-Fairfield Career Center Pre-Engineering Building
    • February 06, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

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    !!!Save the Date!!! 

    OTC Issues and Best Practices Seminar

    February 6, 2023

    This meeting will be an in-person meeting

    Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

    Agenda Coming Soon


    Registering more than one person for your school?  To register more than one individual, complete the registration form and select "Invoice Me" instead of "Pay Now". This will create one invoice and registration for one person. To repeat for additional individuals, click on "New Registration" and repeat. You can then pay for them all at once via credit card or send a check.

    • February 07, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • February 08, 2024
    • 12:30 PM
    • Renaissance Columbus, Downtown

    2024 Legislative Seminar - Feb. 7-8

    (Pre-Con Activities Feb 6)

    Renaissance Columbus Downtown

    50 N. Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215

    Click HERE to reserve a room at event rate | $154 

    This rate is only good until January 15, 2024

    • April 11, 2024
    • April 12, 2024
    • Embassy Suites, Dublin



    April 11-12

    Embassy Suites Dublin, 5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin

    Embassy Suite Room Booking: Call 614-790-9000 to reserve a room. Reference the OACTE PACE/OTDN Spring Conference to receive the special rate.

    Registration questions (including how to pay with a purchase order) - click HERE

    • June 17, 2024
    • 5:15 PM
    • June 19, 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • Hocking Hills Lodge & Conference Center

    Conference Registration Fees

    Registration (Before April 30) | $450

    Registration (After April 30) | $475

    Onsite Registration | $500

    OACTS Annual Golf Outing | Monday, June 17 |  $55

    (18 Holes w. Cart)

    Meals for Members

    Your registration fee covers all meals; however,

    it is required to specify which ones you plan to attend for catering purposes.

    Meals for Guests

    Monday Picnic - $27

    Tuesday Breakfast - $14

    Tuesday  Lunch - $23

    Tuesday Banquet/Dinner - $30

    Wednesday Breakfast - $14

    Reserve Your Room Today

    Reservations for rooms at Summer Conference are now open! Instructions on how to reserve your own room:

    1. Click Here to Visit Hocking Hills Park Lodge

    2. Under dates, click on Special Codes or Rates; then click on group rate and type in 1005TO and click "Apply."

    3. Go to June calendar to see the nights you can choose to stay.

    4.Choose the nights you are staying, select the room and "Reserve."

    • July 15, 2024
    • July 17, 2024
    • The Hilton Columbus - Easton

    2024 Ohio ACTE Summer Conference

    July 15-17, 2024

    Registration will open early 2024!

    The Hilton Columbus - Easton

    3900 Chagrin Dr.

    Columbus, OH 43219

    General Event Information, including how to pay with a purchase order

    • July 28, 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • July 30, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Nationwide Conference Center

    2024 OATFACS Summer Conference

    July 28 - 30, 2024

    You are invited to attend the 2024 OATFACS Summer Conference

    Nationwide Conference Center

    100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035

    Find more information HERE! 

    The OATFACS Summer Conference provides professional development opportunities designed specifically for Family and Consumer Sciences education teachers looking to excel in the classroom, boost their CTSO, and strengthen the field of FCS.

    Attendees will receive up-to-date professional development training, share ideas, and network with other FCS teachers from across the state.

    Hotel Rate: $137 USD per night Book your stay here!

    Registration Rate:

    Early Bird, Before July 8

    OATFACS Member: $350
    Non-Member: $450

    Regular Rate After July 8

    OATFACS Member: $450
    Non-Member: $550
    Undergraduate Student Rate: $50

    Exhibitors & Sponsors

    Interested in exhibiting at OATFACS Summer Conference?

    CLICK HERE to learn more

    Exhibiting at OATFACS's Summer Conference puts your products or service in front of an audience of educators, CTSO advisers, administration, and state decision-makers.

    It's a cost-effective way to reach your target audience!

Ohio Association for Career and Technical Education

38 Commerce Park Dr. Suite D, Westerville, Ohio
(614) 890-ACTE (2283)
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