August 2 Pre-Conference at The Point
Otterbein University STEAM Innovation Center
Pre-conference registration cost: $30 *Participation is limited to 40 attendees. This interactive half day pre-conference presents a tour of Otterbein’s science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) innovation center that combines academics with business and manufacturing needs of the community. Participants will learn more about the space by hearing from a panel of faculty and community partners, taking a tour of the space, and engaging in a design lab project. Afterwards join us and keynote speaker, Dr. Kenneth Reardon, for a networking reception.
12:30pm Hear how STEAM works from the university, the students and the community partner while enjoying lunch
1:30 – 4:30pm Divide into 2 groups and get active. An exciting opportunity to experience both of the following:
Group 1: Design Lab tour with simulated project design experience
Group 2: MakerSpace hands-on activity for a community partner
Networking Reception with Keynote Speaker Dr. Ken Reardon
The Point, Otterbein University STEAM Innovation Center
Reception registration cost: FREE
4:45 – 5:45pm Mingle with the Keynote Speaker Dr. Ken Reardon, interact with STEAM staff and your colleagues over light hor d’oeurvres. Learn more about Dr. Reardon here.
Travel to The Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210 to check in and enjoy one of the many restaurants in the Columbus area (you are on your own for dinner).
Hotel Accommodations: Call 614-247-4000 by July 3 to reserve an overnight room at The Blackwell Inn and ask for an Ohio Campus Compact room. King & Double Rooms are $162.00. Check in is 3:00 pm on August 2, 1018.
Parking: Parking vouchers will be provided for overnight guests and one-day vouchers for Aug. 3. Valet parking is available at The Blackwell Inn.
August 3 OCC Annual Meeting
The Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center
1-day registration cost: $100, presenter $35
This full day conference features keynote speaker, Dr. Kenneth Reardon, a professor of Urban Planning and Director of the School for the Environment at the University of Massachusetts Boston and 2017 Campus Compact national award recipient. Dr. Reardon has extensive experience in community planning and participatory research in such projects as the New Orleans Planning Initiative and the East St. Louis Action Research Project.
8:30 – 9:00am Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 – 10:30am Keynote speaker, Dr. Ken Reardon
“What Ken brings to the table as an Urban Planner is how to apply the work of higher education to community. He can challenge those in the STEAM field to consider the concepts of the citizen engineer, citizen pharmacists, and make a case for engagement with community in these fields.” Richard Kinsley, Director, Ohio Campus Compact
10:45 – 11:45am Session 1
11:45am – 12:45pm Buffet luncheon
12:45 – 1:45pm STEAM AHEAD Ignite Session focused on collaboration, design thinking, makers space and incubators. Get a sneak peek at how four campuses are igniting STEAM work on their campuses!
2:00 – 3:00pm Session 2
3:15 – 4:15pm Session 3
4:30 – 5:00pm Closing session
*12 breakout sessions available
View the breakout session descriptions here.
***Please register for each event separately.***