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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 Wednesday, December 4 thru Friday, December 6, 2019. Join your colleagues to learn innovative ways to better serve Ohio county government.

Conference sessions, trade show, meals and hotel rooms:

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

Conference Events 

Networking Events
Wednesday evening Opening Reception in the Trade Show – Meet your friends and the exhibitors for food and beverages in the trade show
Thursday afternoon ice cream social – Open to all conference registrants. Stop after lunch and thank the exhibitors!
Thursday evening – Reception and Banquet – Installation of 2020 CCAO and CEAO officers
Late Thursday evening – Dueling Pianos International –  back by popular demand, join us for a high energy, all request, sing along, clap along rock n’ roll comedy show

Conference Program

CCAO and CEAO Program Sessions
Wednesday, Dec. 4

Morning session – CCAO Board of Directors
Afternoon sessions – CCAO topics: Cyber Threats, Taxation, Continuing Operations During Disaster Recovery, Media, Best Practices in Managing Your Employee Health Benefits, Broadband Solutions, Economic Development and Adult Parole Authority
CCAO/CEAO/Affiliate Joint Session – OPERS’ Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
CEAO sessions – to-be-announced
District Meetings – NW Commissioners and Engineers Association, NE District Commissioners Association, SW District Commissioners and Engineers Association and SE District Commissioners and Engineers Association
Opening Reception in the Trade Show

Thursday, Dec. 5
Breakfast in the Trade Show
CCAO Legislative Update
CCAO Annual Meeting
CCAO Alumni Association Meeting and Luncheon
Ice Cream Social
CCAO/CEAO/Affiliate Joint Session – Retirement Readiness and Transportation Budget
CCAO Sessions – Census 2020: #BeCountedOH2020 and Leading Employees Effectively:  Building Good Performance While Avoiding the Land Mines
CCAO Express Idea Exchange – Small County Challenges, CEBCO Employee Wellness Programs: Dos & Don’ts, CORSA Successful Defense of Employer Lawsuits, Long-term Positive Impacts of Working with Youth, Landbanks and Sewers
Reception and Banquet – Installation of 2020 CCAO and CEAO Officers
CEAO sessions – to-be-announced
Evening Entertainment – Dueling Pianos

Friday, Dec. 6
Breakfast Buffet
CCAO Sessions – Environmental Director’s Round Table Q&A, The Future of Children and Family Services and Drug Addiction: Responses that Work
CEAO sessions – to-be-announced
CCAO/CEAO/Affiliate Joint Session – Certified Public Records/Sunshine Law Training for Elected Officials

Affiliate Program Sessions – to be held on Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6. Please contact your affiliate president for program information.


Online Registration – early bird deadline is November 13
Commissioner, Engineer, County Staff and Vendor Registration Form (pdf)
CCAO/CEAO Affiliate Registration Form (pdf)
Spouse/Guest Registration Form (pdf)

Registration Desk Location
Conference Registration – Wednesday, December 4 thru Friday, December 6 – Hyatt Regency (2nd floor) in County Foyer
Trade Show Registration – Wednesday, December 4 and Thursday, December 5 – Hyatt Regency (2nd floor) in Delaware Foyer

Credit cards are being accepted for registration payments.

Registration Options – early bird cut-off is November 13. 

A. Full Conference (Conference registration; Wednesday welcome reception; Thursday breakfast, lunch, trade show ice cream social, reception, banquet entertainment; & Friday breakfast)*
B. Thursday Only (Conference registration; Thursday breakfast, luncheon, trade show ice cream social, reception, banquet & entertainment)*
C. Friday Only (Conference registration & Friday breakfast)
D. Meetings Only (CCAO/CEAO affiliates only. Conference registration, coffee breaks and ice cream social – no meals.)
E. Spouse/Guest (Conference registration, Wednesday welcome reception, Thursday luncheon, trade show ice cream social, reception, banquet & entertainment & Friday 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 Forms (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 Thursday evening during the conference. We have set aside Wednesday 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 click here for online hotel reservations. Room rate:  $135 single/double/triple/quad.  Hyatt reservation cut-off date:  November 13.

Other Conference Information

Map of downtown Columbus and parking
Experience Columbus (CVB)