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CCAO/CEAO Winter Conference

The County Commissioners and County Engineers Associations of Ohio will host their Annual Winter Conference and Trade Show on December 9-11, 2018. Join your colleagues to discuss innovative ways to enhance local government to better serve Ohio’s counties.

Educational Sessions and Hotel Rooms

Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH  43215

Trade Show, General Session, Receptions and Banquet

Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street in Battelle Hall, Columbus, OH 43215

Conference Events 

Networking Events
Sunday afternoon – CCAO New Member Orientation: Welcome to CCAO – Welcome your new colleagues to the Association
Sunday evening Trade Show Reception – Meet your friends and the exhibitors in Battelle Hall
Monday afternoon ice cream social – Open to all conference registrants to stop by and thank the exhibitors
Monday evening – Reception and Banquet – 2019 CCAO and CEAO officers to be installed
Late Monday evening – Dueling Pianos International – a high energy, all request, sing along, clap along rock n’ roll comedy show

Joint CCAO/CEAO Sessions – Monday
CCAO/CEAO Monday Luncheon – Speaker to-be-announced
Drive Ohio/Smart Corridor – advancing smart mobility
Retirement Readiness – Get help understanding retirement under the CCAO Deferred Comp Program/Empower Retirement and OPERS

Joint CCAO/CEAO Sessions – Tuesday
Certified Public Records/Sunshine Law Training for Public Officials – Ohio elected officials, or their designee, are required to receive approved training during their term of office

CCAO Sunday Sessions
Negotiations to Reach Common Ground
Water Quality Issues

CCAO Monday Sessions
CORSA Law Enforcement Decision Based Simulator Training
Creative Financing for Capital Projects
Election Equipment
Adult and Child Protective Systems in Crisis
What will Jails of the Future Look Like?
Workforce Success Stories
Express Idea Exchange: Opiate Epidemic (2 tables), Job and Family Service Directors Discussion, CORSA: Risk Management – Preventing Harassment in the Workplace, CEBCO – Health and Wellness, Small County Issue Discussion, Text to 9-1-1 Implementation and Economic Development.

CCAO Tuesday Sessions
Legislative Update
State and County Budgeting

CEAO Sessions
To-be-announced soon. Contact CEAO at (614) 221-0707 for more information.


Registration Location
Sunday, December 9 and Monday, December 10 – in the back of the trade show in Battelle Hall – 3rd floor of the Hyatt Regency
Tuesday, December 11 – Hyatt Regency –  2nd floor of Franklin Foyer

How to Register
Conference Online Registration

New this year – Charge cards are being accepted for online registration.

Conference Registration Forms (pdf)
Commissioner, Engineer, County Staff and Vendor
Affiliate Members (County officials, staff and vendors cannot register as an affiliate.)
Spouse/Guest (Vendors cannot register as a spouse/guest.)

Registration Options

A. Full Conference (Conference registration; Sunday welcome reception and entertainment; Monday breakfast, lunch, trade show ice cream social, reception, banquet entertainment; & Tuesday breakfast)*
B. Monday Only (Conference registration; Monday breakfast, luncheon, trade show ice cream social, reception, banquet & entertainment)*
C. Tuesday Only (Conference registration & Tuesday breakfast)
D. Meetings Only (CCAO/CEAO affiliates only. Conference registration for Monday & Tuesday, Monday trade show coffee breaks and ice cream social – no meals.)
E. Spouse/Guest (Conference registration, Sunday welcome reception, Monday luncheon, trade show ice cream social, reception, banquet & entertainment & Tuesday breakfast)* Vendors cannot register as a spouse or guest.
Note: *No portion of the registration fee will be used to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Trade Show, Sponsorship and Hospitality Suite Information

Online Exhibitor Registration
Exhibitor Information
Exhibitor Registration Form (pdf)
Trade Show Floor Plan
Sponsorship Form
Hospitality Suite Form

As a courtesy to CCAO/CEAO, we request that companies refrain from entertaining registrants during the reception and banquet on Monday evening during the conference. We have set aside Sunday evening after 7 PM for companies to have an opportunity to entertain and explore the Columbus area.

Hotel Reservations

Hyatt Regency Columbus, 350 North High Street, Columbus, OH  43215, 888/421-1442 or register here. All hospitality suites and the Sunday evening reception will be held at the Hyatt. Room rate:  $135 single/double/triple/quad.  Hyatt reservation cut-off date:  November 16.

Other Conference Information

Map of downtown Columbus
Experience Columbus (CVB)