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March 22-24, 2019

2019 OCRA Annual Conference

Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside, Independence, OH


REGISTRATION IS OPEN

2019 Conference

Click to view the 2019 Annual Conference Brochure

Click to view the agenda 

(click here for the full seminar descriptions and speaker/presenter bios)

Click for the mail-in registration form


The 2019 OCRA Annual Conference will be held March 22-24, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside

Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside
5800 Rockside Woods Boulevard
Independence, Ohio 44131
(216) 986-9900
(800) EMBASSY
www.embassyclevelandrocksidehotel.com

Single/Double Occupancy $109 per night (plus tax)

The OCRA room block is open through February 19, 2019, or until sold out. 

Contact the Embassy Suites directly and use “OCR” as the conference group code, or click here to make your reservations online instantly.

Included in your OCRA room block is complimentary Internet, free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening manager’s reception, as well as complimentary shuttle service within five miles of the Embassy Suites.


CALLING ALL TALENT

The theme for our 2019 Annual Conference is "Top of the Charts" and relates to all things musical.  On Saturday night, March 23, 2019, we'll have an open mic for the talented musicians among us to strut their stuff.  If you PLAY AN INSTRUMENT or SING, we want you! 
 
The event is being planned now so please contact President-Elect Kelly Linkowski at info@ocraonline.com if you've got talent to share with us all.
 
Calling All Talent

Register Now


AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Awards And Scholarships

Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship, Sue Terry Technology at Your Fingertips Student Scholarship(s), and Vernon C. Steele New Reporter Scholarship:  Click here for more information and to apply/nominate

Glenn W. Stiles, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Martin Fincun Award, Diplomat Award, and all available membership awards:  Click here for more information and to nominate 


SPONSORSHIP AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES

Gain some valuable recognition at this year’s Annual Conference by helping to underwrite the expense of bringing in the top-notch and thought-provoking speakers that OCRA member reporters have come to expect.  The best doesn’t come cheaply, however, which is why your support of OCRA’s conference goes such a long way.  Each sponsor receives special acknowledgement during the conference, plus inclusion of promotional material in attendee packets.  In addition, OCRA will provide post-conference acknowledgement on our website and in our newsletter. 

Onsite Exhibitor:  $250 (Friday & Saturday) or $175 (Saturday Only)

Be in the middle of the action and meet with reporters, firm owners, and students.  Each exhibitor receives acknowledgement at the conference, plus inclusion of promotional material in attendee packets.  In addition, exhibitors will receive post-conference acknowledgement on our website and in our newsletter.   Exhibitors are placed in the middle of the action in front of the session entrances and near the refreshment and Silent Auction area.  Exhibitors receive one complimentary Saturday luncheon and one Friday and Saturday reception ticket.  Additional tables available for $45, space permitting. 

Attendee Packet Insert Only:  $100

Can’t be at the meeting?  Submit your promotional materials for inclusion in our attendee packets.  Get double attention – donate an item(s) valued at $150 or more for our Silent Auction and we will place your promotional brochure in the attendee packets free of charge.

CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR AND/OR REGISTER AS A VENDOR

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THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS!  WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!

as of 1/10/2019

Vendor/Exhibitors

 

 

Event and Session Sponsors

Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

 

Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)  

 

Friday Night Music Awards/Vendor Reception ($350)

 

Saturday Continental Breakfast ($250)

 

Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Midwest Reporting Service

Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($450)         

 

Saturday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

 

Saturday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)

Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC

Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR

Greatest Hits!  President's Saturday Reception ($550)

 

Sunday Continental Breakfast ($250)

 

Sunday Refreshment Break ($200)

 

Hall of Fame Speakers ($150 each - 10 available)

 

 

General Conference Sponsors

Performer of the Year Level ($1,000 +)

Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation)

Album of the Year Level ($500 - $999)

 

Top Soundtrack Level ($250 - $499)

Susan Ingraham, RPR (Midwest Reporting Service)

Favorite Group Level ($100 - $249)

 

Favorite Artist Level ($1 - $99)

 

 

Student Sponsors

 

 


FUNDRAISING AND PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES

Not attending the conference?  You can still purchase your 2019 raffle tickets and win big!  Click here to purchase your raffle tickets today.

Silent Auction Contributor:

Donate an item to our Silent Auction held on Saturday.  Proceeds from our Auction benefit the OCRA Cardinal Foundation.  The Foundation supports the education and advancement of the court reporting profession.  All Auction contributors are acknowledged in our newsletter. 

Silent Auction


Early Bird Registration

Register Now

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2019-03-22 2019-03-24 America/Detroit 2019 OCRA Annual Conference REGISTRATION IS OPEN Click to view the 2019 Annual Conference Brochure Click to view the agenda  (click here for the full seminar descriptions and speaker/presenter bios) Click for the mail-in registration form The 2019 OCRA Annual Conference will be held March 22-24, 2019, at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside5800 Rockside Woods BoulevardIndependence, Ohio 44131(216) 986-9900(800) EMBASSYwww.embassyclevelandrocksidehotel.com Single/Double Occupancy $109 per night (plus tax) The OCRA room block is open through February 19, 2019, or until sold out.  Contact the Embassy Suites directly and use “OCR” as the conference group code, or click here to make your reservations online instantly. Included in your OCRA room block is complimentary Internet, free made-to-order breakfast and complimentary evening manager’s reception, as well as complimentary shuttle service within five miles of the Embassy Suites. CALLING ALL TALENT The theme for our 2019 Annual Conference is "Top of the Charts" and relates to all things musical.  On Saturday night, March 23, 2019, we'll have an open mic for the talented musicians among us to strut their stuff.  If you PLAY AN INSTRUMENT or SING, we want you!    The event is being planned now so please contact President-Elect Kelly Linkowski at info@ocraonline.com if you've got talent to share with us all.   AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Rosalie Stevens Student Scholarship, Sue Terry Technology at Your Fingertips Student Scholarship(s), and Vernon C. Steele New Reporter Scholarship:  Click here for more information and to apply/nominate Glenn W. Stiles, Jr. Distinguished Service Award, Martin Fincun Award, Diplomat Award, and all available membership awards:  Click here for more information and to nominate  SPONSORSHIP AND VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES Gain some valuable recognition at this year’s Annual Conference by helping to underwrite the expense of bringing in the top-notch and thought-provoking speakers that OCRA member reporters have come to expect.  The best doesn’t come cheaply, however, which is why your support of OCRA’s conference goes such a long way.  Each sponsor receives special acknowledgement during the conference, plus inclusion of promotional material in attendee packets.  In addition, OCRA will provide post-conference acknowledgement on our website and in our newsletter.  Onsite Exhibitor:  $250 (Friday & Saturday) or $175 (Saturday Only) Be in the middle of the action and meet with reporters, firm owners, and students.  Each exhibitor receives acknowledgement at the conference, plus inclusion of promotional material in attendee packets.  In addition, exhibitors will receive post-conference acknowledgement on our website and in our newsletter.   Exhibitors are placed in the middle of the action in front of the session entrances and near the refreshment and Silent Auction area.  Exhibitors receive one complimentary Saturday luncheon and one Friday and Saturday reception ticket.  Additional tables available for $45, space permitting.  Attendee Packet Insert Only:  $100 Can’t be at the meeting?  Submit your promotional materials for inclusion in our attendee packets.  Get double attention – donate an item(s) valued at $150 or more for our Silent Auction and we will place your promotional brochure in the attendee packets free of charge. CLICK HERE TO SPONSOR AND/OR REGISTER AS A VENDOR _______________________ THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS AND VENDORS!  WE CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT YOU! as of 1/10/2019 Vendor/Exhibitors     Event and Session Sponsors Friday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)   Friday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)     Friday Night Music Awards/Vendor Reception ($350)   Saturday Continental Breakfast ($250)   Saturday Morning Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Midwest Reporting Service Saturday Luncheon and Business Meeting ($450)            Saturday Early Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200)   Saturday Late Afternoon Refreshment/Vendor Break ($200) Donna Karoscik, FAPR, RDR, CRR, CRC Yolanda Walton, FAPR, RPR Greatest Hits!  President's Saturday Reception ($550)   Sunday Continental Breakfast ($250)   Sunday Refreshment Break ($200)   Hall of Fame Speakers ($150 each - 10 available)     General Conference Sponsors Performer of the Year Level ($1,000 +) Pamela Spangler Reis (Richard D. Reis Family Foundation) Album of the Year Level ($500 - $999)   Top Soundtrack Level ($250 - $499) Susan Ingraham, RPR (Midwest Reporting Service) Favorite Group Level ($100 - $249)   Favorite Artist Level ($1 - $99)     Student Sponsors     FUNDRAISING AND PRIZE OPPORTUNITIES Not attending the conference?  You can still purchase your 2019 raffle tickets and win big!  Click here to purchase your raffle tickets today. Silent Auction Contributor: Donate an item to our Silent Auction held on Saturday.  Proceeds from our Auction benefit the OCRA Cardinal Foundation.  The Foundation supports the education and advancement of the court reporting profession.  All Auction contributors are acknowledged in our newsletter.  Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside, Independence, OH