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OFCFCA Annual Conference 2024

Join us on
October 21 & 22, 2024
at Deer Creek
State Park Lodge

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Welcome to the OFCFCA Annual Conference 2024! Join us for a fun-filled and informative event at the Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center. Connect with fellow professionals, attend engaging sessions, and hear from state leaders. This in-person conference is your chance to learn, grow, and be inspired. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and make valuable connections.


This year's conference is themed Wayfinders: We Know the Way. Wayfinding is the process of orienting and traveling from place to place. Humans, as well as animals, are capable of wayfinding. For example, pets can return home after escaping their yard, birds migrate long distances, and aquatic animals find their way to a particular beach, bay, or stream during mating season. We use the term wayfinding to include all processes that allow humans and animals to orient themselves, including traveling over unknown or unmarked trails and paths (

FCFC’s are uniquely positioned to traverse unknown territories of service delivery and collaboration for over 20 years, while centering the work around our individual community needs. Come explore with us where we came from and how we find our way to the future!

Two Day Tickets- $150.00, 1 Day Tickets- $110.00, Family Representatives- Up to 2 Free per County



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Payment Details

How can I book hotel accommodations?

  • A block of rooms at Deer Creek State Park Lodge have been set aside at the following rate plus tax: Queen 2 beds: $139.00 per night

  • See details on how to book a room on the hotel page.

What's the schedule for the conference and who will be speaking?

We have two days packed full of great speakers, activities and networking. The conference agenda is available here. 

Who do I contact with questions?

Reach out to Lauren Perry at or 513-869-9797 with questions.

Does my registration fee cover food?

  • A continental breakfast, lunch and beverages will be provided each day.

  • A pizza dinner will be provided on Monday evening.

  • Options will be available to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free diets.

Who Should Attend and What Should I Expect?

  • The conference attracts Family and Children First coordinators, council members and family representatives from all over the state of Ohio.

  • The conference provides an opportunity to be informed of state and local initiatives related to the well-being of Ohio’s children and families, to receive professional development and to network.

Thank you to our conference sponsors!

Visit the sponsor booths at the conference to learn more about them.

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