2018 Annual Conference

Updated March 10, 2018

Save the Date 2018 OAA Annual Conference


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Make Plans to Join us for the 2018 Annual Conference!

When: April 10-11, 2018

Where: Hilton Columbus/Polaris (8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus 43240)

Why: The OAA Annual Conference is held each spring. Participants represent a wide variety of positions and specialties within the Ohio aviation community. This is a very interactive and dynamic event where individuals attend to learn, network, and plan to take away valuable information that they can use in their current role.  The OAA Annual Conference is THE aviation conference for:

-Airport Management
-Aviation Students
-Direct Service Providers
-Commercial and General Aviation Airports
-County Commissioners 
-Airport Authority Boards 

The agenda will be focused on how you can help "Up the Ante" for the future of Ohio aviation.  Hot topics such as mobility, connectivity, and others will fill the day.  In addition to a great agenda and set of speakers, bring your lucky gear along and have some post-banquet fun at our Casino Night! Play with some funny-money for great prizes!

Registration deadlines: 

Late fee assessed after March 19.
Registration closes March 30.



Hotel Room Reservations

The Hilton Columbus/Polaris has reserved a block of rooms at a group rate of $149 (1 King or 2 doubles) plus applicable taxes. The hotel will guarantee this rate through March 17. To phone the Hilton to complete a reservation, please call 800-774-1500. You must mention code OHAASN to receive the rate. Or, for fast and easy online reservation, go here: Hilton Columbus/Polaris Reservations

NOTE: If the room rate of $149 is not displayed for you while using the online reservation system, please contact OAA at 614-526-4990.

 Latest Conference Agenda

The Ohio Aviation Association is very excited about the 2018 conference agenda! We are asking everyone in Ohio's aviation industry to "up the ante" in their sector of aviation to help make Ohio THE place for aviation.  And we are doing our part by "upping the ante" at our conference - and we are sure you will agree!  Click here for the latest agenda! It will continue to be updated so check back frequently!


Award Nominations!!! 

The call for nominations is now closed for 2018!  The OAA Award Ceremony is held at the Ohio Aviation Association Annual Conference. The OAA presents awards to OAA Members in the following categories:

- Airport of the Year
- Airport Manager of the Year
- Aviator of the Year
- Aviation Student of the Year
- Airport Business of the Year

Please join us in celebrating those who exemplify aviation in Ohio!  For additional Award information, please click here

Donations Needed For Scholarship Silent Auction!

We are excited to announce that donations are starting to come in for the Norman J. Crabtree Memorial Scholarship silent auction, which will take place during the 2018 Annual Conference.

We need your help to make this auction a success! You too can help support future aviation professionals by donating items for the auction and then bidding on these items throughout our conference. As a reminder, we are looking for items to be donated based on three general themes: Aviation; Ohio’s Aviation Heritage; and Explore Ohio. Ideas for the various themes can include:

Aviation Theme
Leather bomber jacket
Taxiway light desk lamp
Airplane tie

Ohio’s Aviation Heritage Theme
Wright Brothers book
Wright Brothers tie
4 passes to Clarion Park
4 Waco museum passes
Waco airplane ride
4 passes to the Air Force Museum
4 passes to the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Explore Ohio Theme
1-night stay at an Ohio State Park Lodge, Bed and Breakfast, etc
4 passes to Cedar Point, Kings Island, Great Wolf Lodge
4 passes to a ski resort (Mad River, Snow Trails, Brandywine, Boston Mills)
4 passes to the Football Hall of Fame
Passes to other Ohio attractions
Cheryl’s cookies
Buskens Bakery
Graeters Ice Cream coupons
Jenny’s Ice Cream coupons
Smucker’s jellies
‘Local’ restaurant gift cards

Each of us has a local attraction, flavor, or event that would love to be highlighted as part of our conference. This is your chance to showcase your region!

Donated items should be delivered no later than March 30th to:

Doug Hammon
Airport Director
The Ohio State University Airport
2160 West Case Road
Columbus, OH 43235

Please communicate your intentions to oaa@ohioaviation.org. We will use this information to promote the silent auction.


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Looking for the Scholarship information?  Click here to be directed to our Norman J. Crabtree Scholarship page.