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March 24-26, 2023

2023 Annual Conference

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Westerville, OH

2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  EVERYTHING COUNTS

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!


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HOTEL INFORMATOIN

The 2023 OCRA Annual Conference will be held March 24-26, 2023, at:

Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris
409 Altair Parkway
Westerville, Ohio 43082

The OCRA room block is available through March 2, 2023, or until sold out, at an extremely discounted room rate of $145 per night, plus tax.

Click here to make your reservations online instantly
or contact the Marriott reservation line at 888-236-2427 and use “OCROCRA” as the conference group code.


CONFERENCE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

 

Click here to register instantly

 

Click here to view the 2023 preconference brochure (with fillable registration form and vendor registration)

Click here for the full session descriptions and speaker bios

Click here for the full three-day schedule of events at a glance (also contained in full brochure)


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Awards 2023 Notice

2023 MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

Glenn W. Stiles Distinguished Service Award

          This award is awarded for outstanding devotion and service to the court reporting profession and OCRA. 

Martin Fincun Award

          This award is given in recognition of a single but outstanding contribution to diligently promote the goals of our profession and our professional association.

Diplomat Award

This award acknowledges members of OCRA who consistently work to further the goals of the association.  The intent of the Diplomat Award is to create a method of recognizing worthy service and accomplishments that might go unheralded because they do not fall under the criteria required to receive the Martin Fincun or Glenn Stiles Award(s).  The Diplomat Award can be bestowed on one or more members each year.

Other (please indicate)

Other past awards have included but are not limited to:  Legislative Award, Outstanding Associate Member Award, Meritorious Award, Special Award, and designation by the Board of Directors of Honorary Members.

Click here for more information and to nominate a deserving member today!

2023 STUDENT AND NEW PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

ROSALIE STEVENS AND SUE TERRY TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP(S)

ELIGIBILITY: Students must be a member of OCRA and cannot have previously won the award.  If applicant is not currently an OCRA member, they may join at any time prior to submission of scholarship application.  Applicant must be a resident of the state of Ohio or attending an Ohio-based program, either online or in-person classroom.   Additional eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship applied for.  Visit OCRA’s website for additional information.

VERNON C. STEELE NEW REPORTER SCHOLARSHIP

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a resident of the state of Ohio and meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the award of the Vernon C. Steele New Reporter Scholarship:  (1) The applicant must be a current OCRA member and cannot have previously won this scholarship. (2) The applicant must have graduated from an NCRA-certified program or request special consideration for such other graduation/program completion. (3) The applicant must be in his/her first three years as a working reporter, as verified by an official transcript or verification statement from the court reporting program submitted along with the application. (4) The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her employer or contracting agency attesting to the applicant's professional demeanor, attitude, and motivation. (5) The applicant must be striving to achieve certification, as verified by receipt of registration for a past/upcoming certification test. (6) The applicant must be working in one or more of the profession's career paths: judicial (official/freelance), CART, or broadcast captioning.

Click here for more information and to apply for a scholarship today!


2023 SPONSORS AND VENDORS

We can't do it without you!!

 

Click here to register or sponsor instantly

 

Click here to view the full preconference brochure with fillable PDF vendor registration form

2023 Sponsors And Vendors

Vendors/Exhibitors

Stenograph

 

Worth Business Equipment*
*Steve and Mary Worth will be on-site to service machines.  Please click here to contact them prior to the conference to indicate your intent to have a machine serviced.

 

Event and Session Sponsors

Karoscik Realtime Contest ($400)

Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, in loving memory of Saundra Tipple

Hagestrom Cup Speed Contest ($400)

 

Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250)

Susan Coots, RPR
and
Cindy LaRosa, RPR, CRI

Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250)  

 

Silent Auction ($450)

Clark Realtime Reporting

Saturday Continental Breakfast ($350)

Blair Reporting Services

Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250)

Kim Falgiani, RDR, CRR, CRC, HI-CSR
Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($550)  
Saturday Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC
and
Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR

Everything Counts President's Saturday Reception ($750)

OCRA Past Presidents

Sunday Continental Breakfast ($350)

Official Court Reporters of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court

Sunday Refreshment Break ($250)

 

Speakers ($150 per session) 

(up to 15 sessions available)

Friday Sessions

Cindy LaRosa, RPR, CRI, and Kim Largent

Clark Realtime Reporting

Riffle Reporting Services

 

Saturday Sessions

 

Sunday Sessions

 

 

General Conference Sponsors

Excelled Level
($1,000 +)

  • Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation)

Ignited Level
($500 - $999)

  • Federal Official Court Reporters for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio

Revitalized Level
($250 - $499)

 

Spearheaded Level
($100 - $249)

 

Piloted Level
($1 - $99)

  • Jane Proud, RDR, CRR, CRC

 

Student Sponsors

Janie Blair

Lance Boardman

Donna Karoscik

Bruce Matthews

Sarah Nageotte

Jane Proud

Lin Riffle

 


SILENT AUCTION, FUNDRAISING, AND PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES

All fundraising efforts during the 2023 Annual Conference help support OCRA and the OCRA Cardinal Foundation in advancing the court reporting and captioning profession in Ohio!

MAIN RAFFLE AND PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES

2023 Raffle Tickets

Our main raffle for 2023 will not disappoint you!  Amazing prizes will be available (overnight stays, tech gadgets, and more!)

Won't be in attendance?  Forgot to purchase your tickets?  No problem!  Attendance is not required.

Click here to purchase tickets within the registration form

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2023 SILENT AUCTION

2023 Silent Auction

Returning for the third year, the OCRA Cardinal Foundation Silent Auction will be hosted online.  All items will be available for bids beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24.  The Silent Auction tables will be set up to view in person by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, and all bidding will close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.  It’s not too late to bring an item or basket to the conference to be added to the online auction for bids.  Items big or small are happily accepted and, of course, a tax write-off!  All proceeds benefit the OCRA Cardinal Foundation.

The link to the online Silent Auction will be available in mid-March.

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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 03/24/2023 03/26/2023 true America/New York 2023 Annual Conference 2023 ANNUAL CONFERENCE:  EVERYTHING COUNTS REGISTRATION IS OPEN! HOTEL INFORMATOIN The 2023 OCRA Annual Conference will be held March 24-26, 2023, at: Renaissance Columbus Westerville-Polaris409 Altair ParkwayWesterville, Ohio 43082 The OCRA room block is available through March 2, 2023, or until sold out, at an extremely discounted room rate of $145 per night, plus tax. Click here to make your reservations online instantlyor contact the Marriott reservation line at 888-236-2427 and use “OCROCRA” as the conference group code. CONFERENCE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION   Click here to register instantly   Click here to view the 2023 preconference brochure (with fillable registration form and vendor registration) Click here for the full session descriptions and speaker bios Click here for the full three-day schedule of events at a glance (also contained in full brochure) AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS 2023 MEMBERSHIP AWARDS Glenn W. Stiles Distinguished Service Award           This award is awarded for outstanding devotion and service to the court reporting profession and OCRA.  Martin Fincun Award           This award is given in recognition of a single but outstanding contribution to diligently promote the goals of our profession and our professional association. Diplomat Award This award acknowledges members of OCRA who consistently work to further the goals of the association.  The intent of the Diplomat Award is to create a method of recognizing worthy service and accomplishments that might go unheralded because they do not fall under the criteria required to receive the Martin Fincun or Glenn Stiles Award(s).  The Diplomat Award can be bestowed on one or more members each year. Other (please indicate) Other past awards have included but are not limited to:  Legislative Award, Outstanding Associate Member Award, Meritorious Award, Special Award, and designation by the Board of Directors of Honorary Members. Click here for more information and to nominate a deserving member today! 2023 STUDENT AND NEW PROFESSIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS ROSALIE STEVENS AND SUE TERRY TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP(S) ELIGIBILITY: Students must be a member of OCRA and cannot have previously won the award.  If applicant is not currently an OCRA member, they may join at any time prior to submission of scholarship application.  Applicant must be a resident of the state of Ohio or attending an Ohio-based program, either online or in-person classroom.   Additional eligibility requirements vary depending on the scholarship applied for.  Visit OCRA’s website for additional information. VERNON C. STEELE NEW REPORTER SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a resident of the state of Ohio and meet the following criteria in order to be considered for the award of the Vernon C. Steele New Reporter Scholarship:  (1) The applicant must be a current OCRA member and cannot have previously won this scholarship. (2) The applicant must have graduated from an NCRA-certified program or request special consideration for such other graduation/program completion. (3) The applicant must be in his/her first three years as a working reporter, as verified by an official transcript or verification statement from the court reporting program submitted along with the application. (4) The applicant must submit a letter of recommendation from his/her employer or contracting agency attesting to the applicant's professional demeanor, attitude, and motivation. (5) The applicant must be striving to achieve certification, as verified by receipt of registration for a past/upcoming certification test. (6) The applicant must be working in one or more of the profession's career paths: judicial (official/freelance), CART, or broadcast captioning. Click here for more information and to apply for a scholarship today! 2023 SPONSORS AND VENDORS We can't do it without you!!   Click here to register or sponsor instantly   Click here to view the full preconference brochure with fillable PDF vendor registration form Vendors/Exhibitors Stenograph   Worth Business Equipment**Steve and Mary Worth will be on-site to service machines.  Please click here to contact them prior to the conference to indicate your intent to have a machine serviced.   Event and Session Sponsors Karoscik Realtime Contest ($400) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC, in loving memory of Saundra Tipple Hagestrom Cup Speed Contest ($400)   Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250) Susan Coots, RPRandCindy LaRosa, RPR, CRI Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250)     Silent Auction ($450) Clark Realtime Reporting Saturday Continental Breakfast ($350) Blair Reporting Services Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250) Kim Falgiani, RDR, CRR, CRC, HI-CSR Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($550)   Saturday Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($250) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRCandYolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR Everything Counts President's Saturday Reception ($750) OCRA Past Presidents Sunday Continental Breakfast ($350) Official Court Reporters of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Sunday Refreshment Break ($250)   Speakers ($150 per session)  (up to 15 sessions available) Friday Sessions Cindy LaRosa, RPR, CRI, and Kim Largent Clark Realtime Reporting Riffle Reporting Services   Saturday Sessions   Sunday Sessions     General Conference Sponsors Excelled Level($1,000 +) Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation) Ignited Level ($500 - $999) Federal Official Court Reporters for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio Revitalized Level ($250 - $499)   Spearheaded Level ($100 - $249)   Piloted Level ($1 - $99) Jane Proud, RDR, CRR, CRC   Student Sponsors Janie Blair Lance Boardman Donna Karoscik Bruce Matthews Sarah Nageotte Jane Proud Lin Riffle   SILENT AUCTION, FUNDRAISING, AND PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES All fundraising efforts during the 2023 Annual Conference help support OCRA and the OCRA Cardinal Foundation in advancing the court reporting and captioning profession in Ohio! MAIN RAFFLE AND PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES Our main raffle for 2023 will not disappoint you!  Amazing prizes will be available (overnight stays, tech gadgets, and more!) Won't be in attendance?  Forgot to purchase your tickets?  No problem!  Attendance is not required. Click here to purchase tickets within the registration form ____________ 2023 SILENT AUCTION Returning for the third year, the OCRA Cardinal Foundation Silent Auction will be hosted online.  All items will be available for bids beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, March 24.  The Silent Auction tables will be set up to view in person by 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, and all bidding will close at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 25.  It’s not too late to bring an item or basket to the conference to be added to the online auction for bids.  Items big or small are happily accepted and, of course, a tax write-off!  All proceeds benefit the OCRA Cardinal Foundation. The link to the online Silent Auction will be available in mid-March. Westerville, OH