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Written By: Janie Kantner (OELMA Director of Conference & Elementary Library Media Specialist - Canal Winchester Local Schools)
As we have navigated our personal and professional lives during the COVID-19 pandemic - the one constant theme has been change. Change has had to be made in every facet of our lives...sometimes we have had to change very quickly, but sometimes we have had an opportunity to be mindful about the changes we have had to make. Such mindfulness has indeed occurred as changes both big and small were considered by the 2020 OELMA Conference Planning Committee.

Now, as we approach the start of conference in just a few weeks, I have thoughtfully considered the changes that have been made in the conference. I honestly believe that going virtual has allowed the planning committee to implement some creative solutions that make the attendee experience even better than the traditional 3-day conference!

Exciting new changes:
  • Our Virtual Conference will allow for on-demand professional learning until Oct. 1st, 2021! That means all the great content that you typically love but ultimately forget after our traditional conference will continue to only be a click away!
  • Our Virtual Conference allows a lower price for attendees - only $60 for members!
  • Our Virtual Pre-Conference has more content and a full week of fun for the same low price of $25!
  • Our Virtual Awards Celebration has a brand-new platform that will be able to showcase our best and brightest to a much wider audience!
  • Registered attendees get a fun "conference care kit" delivered right to your door!

Register today for Preconference (Sept. 28 - Oct. 3) and Conference (Oct. 12 - 31)