FAQ

How do I present at #OETC17?

The Call for Proposals will open later this year. Through a peer review process, OETC strives to schedule sessions in a variety of formats representing the latest innovations and best practices in the field and serving our core audiences of educators, administrators and tech coordinators. Our peer reviewers place a high value on clearly stated goals and objectives with high relevance for our conference attendees from presenters with evidence of subject matter expertise.

How do I reserve an exhibitor booth?

Booth space is sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Detailed information can be found on our Exhibitors site.  Contact the Exhibits Manager at exhibits@highered.ohio.gov for detailed information about the popular opportunities available or to customize one specifically for your company.

How can I register to be a conference volunteer?

Conference volunteers provide assistance necessary for making the Ohio Educational Technology Conference a reality.  Click Here for more info. Applications will be accepted online only and are considered on a first-come, first-served basis.

How can I stay up-to-date on 2017 conference information?

Sign up for the 2016 email list on our Home page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest information about OETC 2017, Hashtag: #OETC17.

Where is the conference held?

The Conference is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center located at 400N High Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

To whom do I make the purchase order or check?

Make purchase orders and checks payable to "Treasurer, State of Ohio."

Where do I send a purchase order or check?

Mail purchase orders and/or checks to:

The Ohio Educational Technology Conference
c/o Ohio Department of Higher Education, Conference Registration
25 S. South Front Street, 2nd Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215

 

How do I request a W-9 for the conference?

Please send an email to conference_registration@highered.ohio.gov to request a current W-9 form

Is this the same as the eTech Conference?

Yes it is!  The eTech Ohio Commission was sunset in 2013 and the conference became part of the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Certificates of Attendence

Certificates of Attendance for #OETC16 will be available to all registered, and paid, attendees who picked up or created badges onsite at the Conference. 
  Certificates will be sent to the email address that was used for registration only after payment has been received.

Cancellation Policy

Conference registration cancellations will be accepted through January 31, 2017. All cancellations must be submitted in writing via email or mail to the Conference office.  The cancellation policy and deadline is as follows:

  • Received before January 31st, 2017 – full refund less $25.00 cancellation fee.

  • Cancellations received or postmarked after January 31, 2017 will not be accepted for any reason.

  • If a cancellation results in a group registration falling below the threshold of 5 registrations the resulting price difference will be factored into the refund amount.

REGISTRATION SUBSTITUTION POLICY

Any changes or modifications to your registration must be received in writing via email by January 31, 2017.

After January 31, 2017 if you realize you are unable to attend the Conference, another individual may come in your place at no extra charge provided s/he brings a copy of your email registration confirmation along with a note of approval for the substitution, signed and dated by you. Substitute attendees must check in at the Customer Service counter at the Registration Area upon arrival.

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event that severe weather conditions or travel advisories are issued within the State of Ohio during the Ohio Educational Technology Conference that may prevent Conference registrants from participating in the Ohio Educational Technology Conference, no pre-paid registration reimbursements shall be made to registrants and registrations confirmed through a purchase order or not cancelled by January 31, 2017 shall be invoiced without exception. Registrants will be responsible to pay all registration fees.