A Hybrid Event!

This year’s Annual Conference will be held as our first hybrid event! Limited in-person attendees  will be welcomed on the conference site on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 for socially distanced in-person speakers and meetings. On October 13-14, 2021, virtual workshops will be held through our conference mobile app.

Who should attend?

Community Action professionals, partners, sponsors, OCA leadership, and more from across Ohio will join us at the 2021 Annual Conference! The virtual portion of this conference is appropriate for all staff levels within your agency including planners, board members, entry-, mid-, and senior management and staff, case managers, program staff, early childhood staff, and more. Only executive directors are permitted to attend the in-person conference on October 12, 2021. This virtual conference is available to members at a reduced rate.


Registration Notices and Disclaimers

COVID-19 Protocols

In-person registrants and sponsors agree to abide by all COVID-19 protocols in place during the conference. All registrants must review the OACAA/OCATO Annual Convention COVID-19 Waiver and Release of Liability.


Cancellations received in writing by October 1, 2021 will receive a refund minus a $35 processing fee. Cancellations received after October 1, 2021 will not be refunded.


By attending this event, you as a conference attendee consent to: (1) being photographed and recorded&; (2) OACAA’s use, reproduction, and dissemination of your likeness in OACAA online and offline publications &; and (3) OACAA’s use of audio recordings of conference functions for its own internal purposes. By registering for this conference, I hereby consent to the use of my likeness and the recording of my voice as outlined above and release OACAA from any liability or claims I now have or may have in the future relating to such use of photographs or recordings.

In-Person Attendees

The in-person conference will be held at the Sheraton on Capitol Square, Tuesday, October 12, 2021. A special rate of $129/night is available. CLICK HERE to make reservations online. 

Tentative Conference Schedule

Tentative schedule subject to change without notice.

Conference Platform Walk-Through

Click here to watch the platform walk-through.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (In-person, Executive Directors only)

10:00 am – 11:00 am: District Meetings
11:00 am – 11:30 am: OACAA Membership Meeting
11:30 am – 12:00 pm: OCATO Membership Meeting
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch, Featured Speaker David Bradley; Sponsored by C3S.
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm: OACAA/OCATO Board Meetings

All-Day Beverage Station sponsored by: Schwendeman Agency
To-Go Snacks sponsored by: Mutual of America

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am: Virtual Workshops

  • Fiscal Roundtable
  • Smart Strategies to Running A Successful State of Ohio HEAP Program
  • Stress Kills
  • Social Worker Self-Care as an Ethical Obligation

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Development Updates

Thursday, October 14, 2021

9:00 am – 11:00 am: Virtual Workshops

  • Human Resources Roundtable
  • Technology Roundtable: Needs for CAA’s Future
  • From Strategy to Action: How Data Can Drive Your Organization Forward
  • Communications Roundtable

Conference App and Web Portal

Already registered? Log into the WEB PORTAL or click below to download the mobile app. Your registration confirmation email contains the access code.

Annual Conference Sponsors

Thank you to all of our conference sponsors! Click on their logos below to learn more. 

Premier Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring?

Limited in-person and virtual sponsorships available!