2017 Conference


The Ohio Middle Level Association is proud to host the 2017 annual state conference in Columbus on November 2nd and 3rd, 2017 at the Columbus Hilton at Easton.

OMLA 2017 State Conference Hotel:The Hilton Columbus at Easton3900 ChagrinColumbus, OH 43219Phone: 614-414-5100(Ask for OMLA Conference Rate by 10/9/2017) www.hiltoncolumbus.com




Hampton Inn and Suites

4150 Stelzer Road

Columbus, Ohio 43230


$149 a night (Booking required by October 18, 2017 for rate)

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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Columbus Easton

4899 Sunbury Road

Columbus, Ohio  43230


$149 a night for king (Booking required by October 13, 2017 for rate)

$159 a night for double (Booking required by October 13, 2017 for rate)

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Thursday Keynote

Eric Sheniger

Eric Sheninger Eric Sheninger is a Senior Fellow and Thought Leader on Digital Leadership with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE). Prior to this he was the award-winning Principal at New Milford High School. Under his leadership his school became a globally recognized model for innovative practices. Eric oversaw the successful implementation of several sustainable change initiatives that radically transformed the learning culture at his school while increasing achievement.

His work focuses on leading and learning in the digital age as a model for moving schools and districts forward. This has led to the formation of the Pillars of Digital Leadership, a framework for all educators to initiate sustainable change to transform school cultures. As a result Eric has emerged as an innovative leader, best-selling author, and sought after speaker. His main focus is purposeful integration of technology to facilitate student learning, improve communications with stakeholders, enhance public relations, create a positive brand presence, discover opportunity, transform learning spaces, and help educators grow professionally.

Friday Keynote

Manny Scott

Manny Scott. An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized over a million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope. Speaking to over 125 groups a year for the past decade, he is the speaker of choice for conferences, conventions, schools, fundraisers, and banquets. Manny has a gift: the ability to connect with, hold the attention of, and energize all kinds of audiences. From inner-city youth to business executives, Manny has learned to speak, and command, the language of his audiences with relevant, riveting, and compelling messages, moving them from cheers, to laughter, to tears, and go-forward determination.

Featured Speaker

jack berckemeyer

Jack Berckemeyer is a nationally recognized presenter, author, and humorist. He is the author of Managing the Madness - A Practical Guide to Middle Grades Classrooms, Taming of the Team - How Great TeamsWork Together and most recently published, Deliberate Optimism - Reclaiming the Joy in Education, co-authored with Dr. Debbie Silver and Judith Baenen. As former middle level teacher and now expert in middle level education and adolescent development, Jack shares his passion, humor, and expertise that is guaranteed to re-energize the room.

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