2018 CELEBRATE KIDS! CONFERENCE

The 2018 Celebrate Kids! Conference is September 26-28 at the DoubleTree Columbus-Worthington.

AWARD NOMINATIONS

Every year, the Ohio CASA/GAL Association recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions toward promoting the best interests of children who are abused and neglected, who provide quality advocacy for children, and who promote and support CASA in their communities.

Nominations are open for the following:

  • ATTORNEY ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
    • Must be an attorney in good standing
  • PRO STAR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
    • Must be a current CASA volunteer
    • Must have been volunteering for at least four consecutive years
    • Affiliated program must operate in compliance with NCASAA’s Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs
  • MARY ELLEN WILSON SOCIAL WORKER OF THE YEAR
    • Must be a social worker in good standing in the state of Ohio
  • RISING STAR VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
    • Must be a current CASA volunteer
    • Must have been volunteering for less than four consecutive years
    • Affiliated program must operate in compliance with NCASAA’s Standards for Local CASA/GAL Programs

Paid CASA staff members are not eligible to win. To complete and submit a nomination, click on the appropriate button below.

Awards will be presented September 28 at the 2018 Celebrate Kids! Conference. Winners will receive complementary registration and lodging for two nights at the conference; recognition at the awards luncheon with up to four guest passes for the event; and recognition at the 2019 CASA Day in Ohio celebration.

Nominations will be accepted through August 3.

Contact Andrew Snouffer, training coordinator, with questions.

EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS & APPLICATION

DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! The Ohio CASA/GAL Association annual Celebrate Kids! Conference is the premier training event for court appointed special advocates (CASAs), the volunteers who advocate in court for children who have been abused and neglected. With more than 500 participants expected, the 2018 Celebrate Kids! Conference promises to be a lucrative venue for showcasing your newest products, ideas, materials, and tools that will improve this valuable and impactful work. Details are as follows:

Conference Dates: September 26-28, 2018.

Conference Location: DoubleTree by Hilton Columbus-Worthington.

Participants: CASA volunteers, staff and program directors; court staff; attorneys; social workers; and juvenile court judges.

Exhibit Hours: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 26; and 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Thursday, September 27.

Setup: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 26.

Tear Down: 5:00 pm, Friday, September 28.

Lodging
Exhibitors are responsible for their own lodging reservations and expenses. Call 800.870.0349 and reference group name Ohio CASA 2018 to receive discounted nightly rate. Room block will be held until September 4, 2018.

Ship-Ahead Option
The DoubleTree will accept shipment of your materials on September 24 or 25. Label your shipment “2018 Ohio CASA/GAL Association Conference, September 24-25, 2018.”

Sponsorship Options
The Ohio CASA/GAL Association offers four levels of participation:

Platinum Level
SPONSORSHIPS

1-page acknowledgment in event program; recognition and sign at event; recognition on Ohio CASA website; and optional Bronze selection.

Gold Level
PROMOTIONS

Your logo on sponsored item; half-page acknowledgment in event program; recognition on Ohio CASA website; and optional Bronze selection.

Silver Level
ADVERTISEMENTS

Recognition in event program and Ohio CASA website.

Bronze Level
EXHIBITS

Skirted table; two chairs; electrical access; breakfast and reception events; recognition in event program and on Ohio CASA website.

  • P1
    Opening Plenary
    Investment: $3,500
    Deadline: August 10
  • P2
    Networking Luncheon (with boxed lunches)
    Investment: $1,500
    Deadline: August 10
  • P3
    Awards Luncheon
    Investment: $2,500
    Deadline: August 10
  • G1
    Event Program
    Investment: $2,000
    Deadline: August 10
  • G2
    Event Giveaway
    Investment: $1,800
    Deadline: July 3
  • G3
    Event Tote Bag
    Investment: $1,800
    Deadline: July 3
  • G4
    Event Lanyard
    Investment: $1,000
    Deadline: July 3
  • S1
    1-page Advertisement in Event Program or Tote Bag Stuffer
    Investment: $250
    Deadline: August 10
  • S2
    Half-page Advertisement in Event Program or Tote Bag Stuffer

    Investment: $175
    Deadline: August 10
  • P3
    Quarter-page Advertisement in Event Program or Tote Bag Stuffer

    Investment: $100
    Deadline: August 10
  • B1
    Display Table (Ohio CASA will set up but not staff)
    Investment: $200
    Deadline: August 10
  • B2
    Exhibit Table (for-profit)
    Investment: $150
    Deadline: August 10
  • B3
    Exhibit Table (non-profit/government)
    Investment: $75
    Deadline: August 10
  • B4
    Ohio CASA Member Table
    Investment: $50
    Deadline: August 10

For terms & conditions, click here. For application, click here. Contact Andy Snouffer, training coordinator, at 614.224.2272 for additional information.