Summer Conference

You are invited to attend the 2024 OATFACS Summer Conference 

July 29-30, 2024 in Lewis Center, Ohio!

The OATFACS Summer Conference provides professional development opportunities designed specifically for Family and Consumer Sciences education teachers looking to excel in the classroom, boost their CTSO, and strengthen the field of FCS. 

Attendees will receive up-to-date professional development training, share ideas, and network with other FCS teachers from across the state.

Date: July 29-30, 2024 

*Extended Global Foods Tour, July 28, 2024

Location: Nationwide Conference Center

         100 Green Meadows Drive, Lewis Center, Ohio, 43035

Hotel Rate:

Hyatt Place Worthington: $129 USD per night 

Nationwide Conference Center: $137 USD per night , CURRENTLY FULL

Registration Rate: 

Conference Registration and Payments are being processed through Ohio ACTE. Please send all payments to:


690 Taylor Rd.

Ste. 220  

Columbus, Ohio 43230 

2024 OATFACS Summer Conference Sponsors

Questions regarding OATFACS Summer Conference?

Contact Conference Chair:

Alaina Tharp

Keynote Speaker: SAM GLENN

If there is one thing for certain in life, it is that our attitude plays an incredible role in everything – both personally and professionally. Sam Glenn is considered one of the leading experts and authorities the subject of “attitude”, having written more than 30 books related to this subject. 

Attitude Changes Everything offers an enlightening, entertaining and educational exploration into how our attitude works, what creates it, feeds it, how to keep it healthy and finally ways to use your attitude to author positive experiences.

Sam’s speech will recharge your attitude like jumper cables to car battery.

2024 OATFACS Summer Conference–Special Event 

Extend your knowledge of foods from around the world by “traveling” around the world in Dublin, Ohio. 

Located at North Market in Bridge Park

6750 Longshore Street, Dublin

Sunday, July 28, 2024, at 6pm

Free parking

This is a walking tour and participants will walk  from vendor to vendor to sample foods and learn about the cuisines.


Partnering with Columbus Food Adventures, we explore global cuisine and expand our knowledge on the diverse food offerings in Dublin, Ohio. 

As with all our walking tours, this tour runs rain or shine – please dress appropriately for the weather. We are able to accommodate vegetarians with advance notice. We are unable to accommodate other dietary restrictions.

This culinary tour is priced at $65 for OATFACS members and $75 for Non-OATFACS members. It includes tastings at 6 stops and an experienced guide with a wealth of local culinary and historic knowledge.

Exhibitors & Sponsors

Interested in exhibiting at OATFACS Summer Conference?

Exhibiting at OATFACS's Summer Conference puts your products or service in front of an audience of educators, CTSO advisers, administration, and state decision-makers. 

It's a cost-effective way to reach your target audience!