Registration FAQ

OCTELA 20/20

Envisioning Our Future(s)

February 21 – 22, 2020

DoubleTree Worthington

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Registration Questions (Note: Prices are subject to change each year. Registration prices are updated in the fall prior to the conference.)

What is the cost of the conference?

Full conference cost is $224. Single-day cost for either Friday or Saturday attendees is $139. We also offer discounted conference rates for school districts sending 5 or more teachers, college and university professors bringing 5 or more students, an individual undergraduate rate, and trustee registration.

What is included with registration?

  • One to two days of conference sessions and keynote speakers
  • Lunch for the registered day(s)
  • CEUs /Grad Credit (depending on days attended)
  • One-year OCTELA Membership (current members will have their membership extended for one year)

What is your price for school districts sending 5 or more teachers?

School districts with 5 or more teachers attending the conference will pay a conference rate of $204 per teacher for the full conference or $129 per teacher for single day attendance. To receive the discounted rate, all teachers must be registered at the same time.

What is your price for college and university professors bringing 5 or more students?

College and university professors bringing 5 or more students will receive a discounted rate of $204 for the full conference or $129 for single day attendance. The undergraduate student rate is $114 for the full conference and $89 for single day attendance. For professors to receive the discounted rate, all students must be registered at the same time.

I am presenting at this year’s conference. Do you offer a discounted rate for presenters?

We do. Please check out Proposals FAQ for more details.

Do you offer online registration?

Online registration and payment is available for both the full conference and for single day attendees.

I would prefer to pay by check or money order. Do you have an option for that?

A printable version of our registration form can be found HERE.

Do you accept school district purchase orders?

Yes. In order to pay for registration via purchase order, you MUST fill out a printable version of the registration form and send it in with the purchase order.

My school district is going to send more than 10 teachers to the conference. How do I make sure all teachers are registered?

If your school district is going to send more than 10 teachers, please contact our conference registrar at octelaregistrar@gmail.com  You will receive instructions on how to register all of your teachers.

What is the deadline for registration?

Advanced registration closes January 31, 2020. You can register after February 8, but you will be assessed a $25 late fee. We also cannot guarantee lunch for either day of the conference.

Will I be able to register for the conference on-site?

We will accept on-site registrations, but you will be assessed a $25 late fee. We also cannot guarantee lunch for either day of the conference.

I registered for the conference, but I cannot go. Will I be able to receive a refund for my conference fee?

Requests for refunds will be accepted until January 31, 2020. We will not accept refund requests after this date. A $30 processing fee will be deducted from the registration cost for all cancellations.