The online conference web and mobile app are now available! 

Access Web App here.  Download mobile app here.
Conference registrants received an email prior to the conferece with the access code. 

January 29-31, 2020
Sheraton on Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio


Early Bird ends January 6, 2020!

Who should attend?

Nearly 300 Community Action professionals, partners, vendors, elected officials, and OCA staff and leadership will join us at the 2020 Winter Legislative Conference! 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, and more.

Focused workshop tracks include:

  • Energy: Energy efficient homes are not only good for the environment they can help stabilize and reduce low-income households’ utility usage and costs thereby lowering housing costs. This track includes workshops specifically for energy efficiency programs that can or are being implemented at Community Action Agencies.

  • Fiscal/Human Resources: For many of our member agencies, Fiscal and Human Resources responsibilities are the responsibility of the same staff member and/or have a significant crossover, thus the motivation for combining the areas. This track includes workshops covering pressing issues currently impacting both departments throughout the network. Previous workshops include UGG Regulation changes, Financial Reporting changes, Risk Management, DOL changes, Exempt vs. Nonexempt, and more.

  • Hot Topics: This track includes workshops that address high profile and immediately relevant issues that many Ohio communities are working to combat. Previous workshops included the opioid crisis, mental health, human trafficking, addiction, and more.

  • Youth: There are a variety of youth-specific programs operated at Community Action Agencies across Ohio and America. This track is dedicated to program staff working with youth 0-17 years old, including Head Start, Early Head Start, summer youth employment programs, teens, after school at-risk, and more. Topics will focus on behavior, brain development, and more that impact children.

Conference Schedule

The final conference schedule will be available within the mobile conference app. Be sure to provide all attendee email addresses at registration to ensure they receive instructions to access the finalized agenda. The schedule/agenda below is the most recent available as of 10/15/2019. 

Daily Workshop Session Details, Updated 1/13/2020

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

8:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration opens
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Continental Breakfast
9:30 am – 12:00 pm: Legislative Visits (pre-arranged by agencies)
9:30am – 10:30 am: Movie Viewing, “Poor Kids”
10:45am – 11:45am: Workshops
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch, Featured Speakers David Bradley, NCAF and Allison Ma’luf, CAPLAW
2:05 pm – 4:05 pm: Workshops
4:05 pm – 4:15 pm: Break
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm: District Meetings
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Legislative Reception

Thursday, January 30, 2020

7:30 am – 5:00 pm: Registration opens
7:30 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast with Featured Speaker Kimberly Hall, ODJFS
8:30 am – 10:30 am:  Workshops
10:35 am – 12:05 pm: Workshops
12:05 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch, Exemplary Program Awards, Featured Speaker Jamil Jivani
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm:  Workshops
5:30 pm: Explore Columbus

Friday, January 31, 2020

8:30 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast
9:30 am – 10:00 am: Membership Meeting
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Office of Community Assistance Update with Listening Sessions

Early Bird ends January 6, 2020!

WLCon2020 Sponsors

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Check out all of our sponsor and exhibit options today! Sponsor registration may be limited.


Sheraton on Capitol Square

75 E. State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Single/Double rooms $142/night

Book your room(s) today!