2020 OPRA Conference & Trade Show

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The 2020 OPRA Conference & Trade Show will take place February 2-5, 2020 at the Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio.  This year’s Conference Committee is made up of professionals from around the state and is led by Conference Board Liaison Kristin Otley.

Keynote Speakers

Mentor to underserved teens, Leader of an army of civic volunteers, Lifelong explorer, Author, Public Speaker, Founder and CEO of My Block, My Hood, My City, Jahmal Cole, will be our opening keynote speaker.

Former quarterback for The Ohio State Buckeyes, Craig Krenzel, who led the Buckeyes to the 2003 National Championship, will be our closing keynote speaker for the 2020 OPRA Conference & Trade Show.

Leadership Series Speakers

February 2-5, 2020

Hotel Information
Kalahari Convention Center
7000 Kalahari Drive
Sandusky, OH  44870
(877) 525-2427
Book Online

Room Block rate is $124 per night.  Mention OPRA 2020 when calling.  Deadline to book your room at the OPRA Room Block rate is January 8, 2020.

For attendees interested in larger rooms, upgrades or suites, additional room styles may be available at discounted pricing.  Please inquire with a reservationist after asking for the OPRA group rate.  A limited number of rooms are also available at the discounted rate for Friday and Saturday.

Registration Rates

 Early Bird
9/3 – 11/15
11/16 – 1/10
1/11 – 2/5
9/3 – 2/5
$99 for Full Conference

*Student Fee:  includes a one year membership to OPRA.  Students must be enrolled as a full-time undergrad or full-time grad student and cannot be employed as a full-time employee in the profession.
**Retiree Fee:  Retirees must be retired from the profession.



First-Time Attendees purchasing a full registration package receive a $50 discount.  Discounts are subject to verification.  Please follow the steps in the online registration wizard to take advantage of this discount if registering online.

All members who register for a full package before November 15, 2019 will be entered to win a two-night Conference hotel stay at Kalahari!



Volunteer and earn up to 50% off your registration!  If you intend to volunteer, please choose ‘Bill Me’ as your payment option when registering.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and refund requests received in writing prior to January 15 will receive full refund less $100 administrative fee; no refunds will be issued after January 15, but substitution requests are allowed.


Photograph Disclaimer

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, OPRA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to OPRA’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image in photographs, videotapes, and electronic reproduction of such events and activities.

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