2018 Annual Meeting


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.  

In addition to the keynote speaker, engaging sessions from community partners, faculty, students, and practitioners will showcase innovations in community and civic engagement focused on student learning and support, evaluation and assessment, community partnerships, and faculty development strategies.  An additional focus of this year’s conference will be highlighting how colleges and universities are pairing art and design with science, technology, engineering and math in community engagement. 

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.

The Annual Conference is sponsored in part by:
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***Please register for each event separately.***