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November 25th & 26th, 2019
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions Sandusky


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Join us for the 2019 OHLA Annual Conference & Gala in Sandusky, Ohio. For the first time in 5 years OHLA is taking their conference to the road, and where better than a waterpark! This year we are giving you the ultimate 24-hour experience.

We will help you "Chart Your Course" into the 2020 year with another outstanding HSMAI Sales Track, specific sessions geared toward our ULO Community, and more opportunities to attend sessions - there is something for everyone! From General Managers to Front Desk Associates we have thought of it all.

We certainly cannot forget the prestigious Ohio Stars of the Industry Gala in we get the opportunity to celebrate the best of the best. This year we have expanded our nomination categories incorporating our Select, Economy, & Limited Service properties who are truly the backbone of the industry. Get the chance to hear from the "Ex-Disney Guy" John Formica and learn what it would be like if Disney ran your Business!

Take on this magical journey with us and #JointheCaravan!

Monday, November 25th, 2019

10:00 AM   Registration Opens
1:30PM Exhibitor Load-In
3:00 PM Take off with Tech
  • The Musts & Benefits of Having a Digital Marketing Plan to Succeed in Lodging
  • How do You Hire? Make the Shift
  • Are You Hackable?
4:00 PM
  • New Member Program
  • “Ready to Launch” – The ULO Website Reveal
  • Owner / Mgmt Company Program 
  • WIL: The Path to Professional Empowerment
4:45 PM Progressive Reception/Tasting
6:00 PM Cocktail Hour in Exhibitor Experience
7:00 PM Ohio Stars of the Industry Gala Dinner 

Tuesday, November 26th, 2019

7:30 AM Registration Opens
8:15 AM
  • Exhibitor Experience & Silent Auction Open
  • Annual Meeting/ Opening Session
9:15 AM Exhibitor Experience Break & Attendee Brunch
9:45 AM Student Session Roundtable
9:50 AM
  • A "Hire" Perspective: A Panel Discussion
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: What is it & why does it matter?
  • Service to a "Tea" - ULO Recommended Session
 10:40 AM Exhibitor Experience Break
11:05 AM
  • Resources: Modern Thinking & Instruction For Your Staff       
  • Negotiating Value - HSMAI Sales Recommended          
  • This Session is "Dope"! - ULO Recommended
12:00 PM       Exhibitor Experience Break
12:20 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Silent Auction Closes
1:15 PM
  • Customer Experience & Innovation: A Beta Test
  • Prospecting & Making Your Pipeline - HSMAI Sales Recommended
  • Work with what you got! Generating additional revenue in the space you have - ULO Recommended
2:10 PM General Session: Dream, Dare, Believe, & Do!
3:00 PM Auction Payout at Registration


Early Bird Conference Pricing

Ends October 25th, 2019

Member Registration

Full Conference and Gala: $315

Additional Person Full Conference and Gala: $235

Gala Only: $109

Non-Member Registration

Full Conference and Gala: $445

Additional Person Full Conference and Gala: $345

Gala Only: $159

Exhibitor Pricing

Full Tradeshow and Gala: $515

Additional Person Full Tradeshow and Gala: $265

Exhibitor Full Tradeshow (Cocktail Hour ONLY): $455

Additional Person Full Tradeshow (Cocktail Hour ONLY): $205

Full Table Pricing

Member Full Table Price (8 seats): $872

Hospitality Instructor Pricing

Hospitality Instructor Full Conference and Gala (Mon&Tues): $315

Hospitality Instructor Partial Registration- Tues ONLY: $155


Silent Auction

Want to invest in the future of the hospitality industry? Participate in our 2019 Annual Conference & Gala Silent Auction. Not only is the auction a fun addition to our conference, but it is a way to support our Education and Training Fund. This member benefit helps us fulfill our mission to aid hotel employees in continuing their education and take their career to the next level.

If you are stilling looking to get involved in the OHLA Silent Auction a member, sponsor, or supporter please contact OHLA at  michele@ohla.org.

 Silent Auction Donation Form 



2019 ULO Property of the Year

We are now welcoming nominations for 2019 ULO Property of the Year. If you know of a Unique Lodging Property that has gone above and beyond for their guests and deserves to be recognized nominate them today!



Exhibitor Toolbox 2019

Coming Soon!


Hotel Room Reservations

We have a hotel room block at the Kalahari Resort & Conventions - Sandusky for $119+ plus tax on the evenings of Sunday November 24 and Monday November 25.
Call 877) 525-2427 or go to https://book.passkey.com/e/49887896 to book you room today!
Room Block Closes October 25th


​2019 OHLA Annual Conference Sponsors -- Thank you for your support!

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