OAACE/COABE Regional Institute October 5-7, 2017


The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel in Cleveland, OH will be the site of the fall OAACE/COABE Conference.  Conference will be held on Thursday, Friday, & Saturday.

We are honored to be hosting a COABE Regional Institute in conjunction with the annual OAACE conference this year. The 2017 OAACE/COABE Regional Institute is scheduled for October 5-7, 2017 in Cleveland, OH at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. We are excited to offer over 90 break out sessions from practitioners within the state of Ohio and from across the country.

Click on  OAACE-COABE Conference Full Schedule to access all the sessions offered over this two and a half day conference. 

The OAACE/COABE Regional Institute will offer educational sessions along with an offsite special event on Thursday, October 5th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  The offsite event is a ticketed event, you can purchase a ticket for the event by going to the Registration Page . 

The Institute will open early on Thursday by offering half day and full day conference sessions, a national keynote presentation, and the after hours event at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

Friday morning begins with another national keynote presentation, followed by a full day of concurrent sessions and the OAACE Scholarship and Awards Luncheon.  This luncheon will be a networking activity for all OAACE/COABE attendees however, it is a ticketed event you must buy a ticket to attend the luncheon on Friday!

The conference will conclude on Saturday , October 7th with three morning concurrent sessions ending the day by 12:30 pm,  providing attendees with the opportunity to enjoy the sites and activities around Cleveland.The Regional Institute will include:
• Two national keynote speakers
• Half day and full day conference workshops
• Multiple concurrent sessions with state and national presenters
• Opportunities for both formal and informal networking
• After Hours event on Thursday, October 5th at the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame (ticketed event).

The conference agenda is here:  COABE OAACE Regional Institute AGENDA

The OAACE Conference Committee carefully reviewed comments and suggestions from past conference attendees, as well as national trends related to WIOA legislation and the field of adult education to help guide the direction of presentations.

Presentation content strands include:

  • Assessment
  • Corrections
  • Curriculum & Instruction
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL/ESL/ELL)
  • Instructional Technology
  • Support Staff/Accountability
  • WIOA/Career Pathways/IET

                          Click  HERE to access the registration page.  


Click this link; Hotel Reservations to book your overnight room.  Please use the hotel reservation link or call into reservations to book your room.  If you call to make a room reservation be sure to mention you are with the OAACE/COABE conference to be in the reserved room block . 
 The number to call for reservations is



Interested in volunteer opportunities? 


Click on the red Volunteer application link to access the form. 

Volunteer form

For 5+ hours of volunteer time, individuals receive a $60 discount on registration for the conference, reducing it $225.   Those unable to complete their volunteer hours will be billed the difference.

Areas of need include:

  • Room facilitators in strands above
  • Technology aides for presentations
  • Pre-conference set-up
  • After conference clean up
  • Help in vendor area
  • General aide for directions, etc. 

Vendors and Exhibitors

The conference hotel is the Cleveland Renaissance located at 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH 44113.

Shipping information can be found here: Renaissance Cleveland Shipping info.Vendors

The floor map of the hotel can be found by clicking on:  Renaissance Floor Plan. 
the vendor area will be located on the third floor right outside of the Grand Ballroom.