Friday – last day to get a hotel room for OCDCA conference

We have been able to extend the hotel deadline to Friday, September 11th. If you have been thinking about joining the Ohio CDC Association at our 31st annual conference, Igniting Collaborative Innovation, in the Greater Akron Area this October 1-2, 2015, register now. The deadline for hotel and early-bird reservation is FRIDAY. Call the hotel at (330) 346-0100.

Register now!

Neighborhood Tours

  • Kent downtown development – walking tour
  • Akron housing development – sponsored by Citizens Bank
  • Akron economic development – big and small
  • Hattie Larlham social enterprises


  • Show Me the Money: Traditional and Non-Traditional Sources of Funding
  • The Big Picture: Localism and Regionalism in Community Development
  • Akron’s Innovative Collaborations
  • Data-Driven Development
  • Community Organizing and Neighborhood Leadership
  • Innovative Residential Rehabilitation Models: Development in an Era of Subsidy Scarcity
  • Community Development and the Local Food Economy: An Urban and Rural Perspective
  • Burning Up: How Community Development and Health Intertwine
  • Re-Building and Re-Developing Community Assets

Keynote Speaker – Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize winning author & former Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist

Plus, the member awards ceremony, Thursday evening reception at the Kent State University Fashion School Museum, and the annual business meeting! This year, join OCDCA staff and early conference arrivals at the official “unofficial” pre-conference networking event at the 75 year Kent staple: Ray’s Place, on Wednesday, September 30 from 5 – 8 pm.

Hotel & Registration Info

Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center
215 S. Depeyster Street
Kent, Ohio 44240

Rate: $105/night (until Friday)
Call (330) 346-0100 to book

Early-Bird Conference Rates (until Friday)
Members: $180
Non-Members: $230
Students & Young Professionals: $100

Members – Additional Staff: $100
Non-Members – Additional Staff: $180
Click here to register.

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