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OFCC Conference - 2018 Call for Speaker Proposals - Extended to March 19

Call for Speakers

2016 OFCC Conference
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission invites you to submit a topic for one of the coveted speaker slots in our upcoming annual OFCC Conference. The conference will be hosted in Columbus and Cleveland on August 7th & 16th (respectively) as well as Cincinnati and Columbus on August 22nd & August 28th (respectively). Speakers selected will present at two of the four events, Columbus & Cleveland or Cincinnati & Columbus.

The format of the 2018 OFCC Conference will be the same as last year - with Ted-style presentations showcasing captivating speakers. Selected speakers will have 15 minutes and six slides each to present a single game-changing innovation to improve public construction.

Topic Areas

 The presentations will be divided into the following topic areas:

  • Technology Solutions/Breakthroughs - effective use of project data, construction apps, reality capture, BIM, virtual design & construction, virtual reality, augmented reality, drones, robotics, other trends
  • Collaboration Innovations/Integrative Design - rise of collaborative culture, novel design/construction methods, off-site prefabrication, unexpected partnerships
  • High Performance Strategies - LEED, energy conservation, sustainability, leadership, research initiatives
  • Lessons Learned from My Most Challenging Public Project - game-changing projects, overcoming insurmountable obstacles, causes of building failures, "aha" moments
  • Adapting to Trends in Construction - labor shortages, generational differences, market cycles, speed of innovation, emerging business models

Selection Criteria

The submissions will be evaluated on relevance to the topic categories listed above, quality of the topic, and presentation skills of the speakers. The speakers should be both engaging and entertaining to captivate the audience's attention throughout the presentation.

Content presented will be vendor neutral with no advertising or marketing information. If this occurs, OFCC will request alterations to the presentations. Selected speakers may also be asked to participate in a brief panel discussion or Q&A with others in the same tract. Application does not guarantee placement on the agenda. 



02/12/18 - Call for speaker proposals opens

03/19/18 - Call for speaker proposals ends

04/09/18 - Proposals selected and speakers notified

05/11/18 - If selected, deadline for final session names, presenter information and other details.

05/25/18 - Conference session descriptions posted to OFCC Conference website.

Submit Proposal

To be considered, please complete the Call for Speaker Proposal online application.

Submit Proposal

Important Information

  • Photographs taken of OFCC Conference presenters are the property of OFCC and may be used for general OFCC promotional purposes.
  • Presentation materials/PowerPoint slides will be made available to OFCC Conference attendees via the OFCC Conference website.
  • Presenters are offered complimentary conference registration.


Please contact Sue Meyer, 614-387-1049 or sue.meyer@ofcc.ohio.gov .


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The annual OFCC Conference brings together public owners (state agencies/universities, school districts), architects, engineers, landscape architects and planners, construction managers, design-builders, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, consultants and specialty service providers, and construction attorneys.

The conference registration link will be announced soon. 


In the meantime, put these dates on your calendar:


Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - Columbus 1 (Gahanna)

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Cleveland (Independence)

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - Cincinnati (West Chester)

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - Columbus 2 (Gahanna)


We hope to see you at this year's conference!

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Please note that there are no vendor or booth opportunities at OFCC Conference 2018.