2019 Technical Conference & Expo

8:00 AM6:00 PMRegistration Open 
8:30 AM10:30 AMGolf Outing Registration & Range 
10:30 AM4:30 PMGolf Outing 
8:00 AM4:30 PMOps Challenge 
9:00 AM4:30 PMPreconference Workshop (6 contact hours)
12:00 PM1:00 PMPreconference Lunch 
6:00 PM9:00 PMExhibitor Setup 
6:00 PM9:00 PMWelcome Social & Ops Challenge Collections Event 
7:30 AM5:00 PMRegistration Open 
7:00 AM9:00 AMExhibitor Setup 
9:00 AM5:00 PMExhibit Hall Open 
9:30 AM11:30 AMEthics Seminar (2 contact hours)
1:30 PM4:00 PMExhibitor Presentations (2 contact hours)
10:00 AM11:00 AMExhibit Booth Tours (1 contact hour)
2:00 PM3:00 PMExhibit Booth Tours (1 contact hour)
11:30 AM1:00 PMAwards Luncheon 
11:30 AM12:30 PMExhibitor Lunch 
3:00 PM4:00 PMOhio WEA Annual Meeting 
6:00 PM10:00 PMMeet & Greet 
7:00 AM 8:00 AMCrystal Crucible Breakfast (Invitation Only) 
7:00 AM9:00 AMBreakfast 
7:30 AM5:00 PMRegistration Open 
12:00 PM1:30 PMLunch 
8:00 AM 11:45 AMTech Sessions (3 contact hours)
1:30 PM4:15 PM Tech Sessions (2.25 contact hours)
12:00 PM1:30 PMPresident’s Luncheon (Invitation Only) 
5:00 PM6:00 PMYoung Professional Mixer 
6:00 PM7:00 PMReception and 5S Induction 
7:00 PM9:30 PMAnnual Banquet 
7:00 AM8:00 AM5S Breakfast (Invitation Only) 
7:00 AM9:00 AMBreakfast 
7:30 AM 12:00 PMRegistration Open 
8:00 AM12:00 PMTech Sessions (3 contact hours)
Technical Schedule Coming Soon!



Preconference Workshop Member$50$60
Preconference Workshop Nonmember$125$135
Full Conference
Full Conference Member$325$375$385
Full Conference Nonmember$445$495$505
Partial Conference
One Day Member$195$225$235
One Day Nonmember$275$305$315
Budget Option One Day Member w/lunch only$100Not available after 5/17/19
Budget Option One Day Nonmember w/lunch only$175
Tuesday Awards Lunch$40
Tuesday Meet & Greet$100
Wednesday Banquet$65
Guest Package$185

Attendee Registration Opens March 1st!


Until 6/17/19 or sold outOnsite
Exhibitor Member$800Not available onsite
Exhibitor Nonmember$975
Exhibitor Passport$200
Booth Attendant (max 2) $165$175
Tuesday Awards Lunch$40
Tuesday Meet & Greet$100
Wednesday Banquet$65
Guest Package$185
Ops Challenge Guest$100

Come back to see registered exhibitors

Exhibitor Registration Opens to OWEA members on February 15th and will open to everyone else on February 22nd.

Booth location will be selected by YOU during registration.

NEW in 2019:

  • ​Additional registered booth personnel will be given tickets to all Tuesday events including the evening Meet & Greet.
  • Booths will be selected by the exhibitor on a first come, first served basis! If you are purchasing multiple booth spaces register early to ensure they have spots together.

Please be Advised:
All invoices must be paid in full by May 17th or your booth will be released.

Your Exhibit Booth will Include:

  • One full conference registration for primary exhibitor
  • Draped and skirted table (6')
  • Two chairs
  • Wastebasket
  • Company sign

Terms and Conditions:
1. No part of your exhibit may extend out of your 8' x 8' space.
2. No loud music may come from your exhibit that distracts from other’s booths.
3. Your exhibit must remain up during exhibit hall hours.
4. No part of your exhibit can be used to distract from other’s exhibits.
5. All exhibit personnel must be registered and wear their name badge.
6. Exhibitor services information will be available closer to the conference.
7. Any additional furnishings or services outside of those mentioned above must be directly contracted with the show decorator. Any additional charges are the sole responsibility of the exhibiting company including drayage. 
8. No access will be available to the exhibit hall prior to Monday, June 24th. Exact access hours will be published prior to the conference.
9. OWEA is not responsible for any property loss associated with your exhibit.
10. No outside food or drink may be distributed from your booth. All food and drink for attendees must be contracted through Sawmill Creek Resort.
11. Exhibit personnel may not enter another exhibitor’s booth space without obtaining permission. At no time, may anyone enter an unstaffed booth of another exhibitor.
12. Cancellations must be received by May 17th, 2019 in order to be eligible for a refund minus applicable credit card fees. Any cancellations or no shows will not be eligible for a refund.


On the shores of Lake Erie, Sawmill Creek Resort is a full-service hotel with a casual lodge theme. It features an 18-hole Tom Fazio design championship golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, a nature preserve, and lakefront marina. There is an assortment of eatery options on site in addition to the Sawmill Creek shops filled with unique clothing and gifts. The hotel offers complimentary Wi-Fi and parking on site. 

The OWEA rate for a standard room is $129 per night.

OWEA room rates available Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27, 2019. Make your room reservation by calling 1-800-729-6455. Please ask for the OWEA Conference rate. Cut off date for the special rate is May 23, 2019.    

Because there are limited rooms on site, Sawmill will be accepting room reservations for multi-night stays (3 & 4 nights) first and then open the reservations for shorter duration stays.    

If the Sawmill Creek rooms fill up, overflow rooms at the nearby Comfort Inn River’s Edge in Huron are available through the Sawmill Creek Reservations.  (You must use Sawmill Creek reservations to guarantee group rates at Sawmill and the Comfort Inn River’s Edge.)

Sawmill Creek Resort
400 Sawmill Creek Dr.
Huron, OH 44839

Call 1-800-729-6455 to book!

Category/ Duration of StayDeadline
Reservations for 3 & 4 Night Stays OnlyNow through March 15
Reservations for any length stayMarch 16-May 23
Hotel Opens to Outside Reservations,
Room Rate not Guaranteed
After May 23

Golf - Team$360Not available onsite
Golf - individual$90
Hole Sponsor$250
Golf Registration will open March 1st!
Enjoy a round of golf at the Sawmill Creek Golf Club.  The 6700 yard, Par 71 course was designed by Fazio and is bordered by nature on three sides with Sheldon Marsh on the West, Lake Erie on the North and Sawmill Creek on the East.  The course is located right on the grounds of Sawmill Creek Resort so there is no need to travel to and from the course.  A shotgun start will occur at 10:30 AM.  Cost is $90 per golfer and includes breakfast, lunch and prizes/awards.  It’s sure to be a great time you don’t want to miss.
 Ops Challenge

Registration opening soon!


OWEA could not put on a conference without their volunteers!