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Ohio Secretary of State 2016 Summer Conference and Trade Show: Registration Is Open and Hotel Reservation is Open

Dear Board Members, Directors, Deputy Directors and Staff:

The Office of the Secretary of State invites you to register on-line for the Ohio Secretary of State 2016 Summer Conference and Trade Show that will be held June 22 and June 23, 2016.

The purpose of this year’s conference will be to prepare boards of elections for the successful administration of the upcoming November 8, 2016 General Election.

The location for this year’s conference and trade show is:

The NEW Hilton Downtown Cleveland
100 Lakeside Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

This year’s conference and trade show will be two full days, beginning Wednesday, June 22nd with registration check-in (and breakfast) at 8:00 a.m. The first session will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m., breakfast as well as lunch will be provided both days of the conference. The conference will conclude not later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday the 23rd.

We look forward to seeing each Director, Deputy Director and Board Member. The conference and trade show will be beneficial for staff members as well. We encourage you to bring as many as possible.

Training credits will be awarded on an hour for hour basis for each session that is completed.

One person from each board must complete and submit the on line registration information for all of the county personnel including the Board Members, Director, Deputy Director and any other staff who plan to attend.

The deadline to register is noon Friday, April 15, 2016.

Registration Fee: $125.00 per person

Registrations received after April 15, 2016 will be accepted; however a late fee of $10 per person will be added.

Shortly after registration is closed each board will receive one invoice via e-mail listing all who are registered for the Ohio Secretary of State 2016 Summer Conference and Trade Show from that county. The e-mail will be sent to the board contact person who completes this on line registration. Boards must promptly remit payment to our office upon receipt of the invoice.

Click on a link below to register:

In conjunction with the Ohio Secretary of State 2016 Summer Conference and Tradeshow the following classes will also be offered at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown:

• Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – New Board Member, Director and Deputy Director Training
• Tuesday, June 21, 2016 – OAEO REO Classes Course 3 & Course 4

We have secured a block of rooms for our group on the following dates at the NEW Hilton Downtown Cleveland:

• Monday, June 20, 2016;
• Tuesday, June 21, 2016; and
• Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

Please note you are responsible for making your own overnight accommodations. Reservations must be made online by clicking on the link provided below.

To make your hotel reservation click on the link below:

Name of Event/Block: Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted 2016 Summer Conference and Trade Show

Availability: Check-in: 3:00 p.m. and Check-out: 12:00 p.m.

Guest Room Rates (Per Night) Includes Complimentary Internet: $155.00 plus tax

Hotel Reservation Cut-off Date: May 22, 2016 (or when room block is full)

Parking: Self-parking $28.00 per day/night or Valet Parking $32.00 per day/night

If you have questions, please contact Bronwen Evener via email at or by phone at 1-614-728-8971.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s summer conference and trade show.

Thank you.

Laura Pietenpol

3 Responses so far.

  1. Anne Caruso says:

    Is this conference open to the public?

  2. The title of the event says “…and Tradeshow.” I would like to know if the Winter Conference scheduled for Jan 9-12, 2018 will also include a tradeshow aspect, and if so, how can vendors be registered to participate?

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