DeYor Performing Arts Center
260 West Federal Street
Youngstown, Ohio 44503

About this event

Please read our COVID-19 precautions and policies before registering!


Join Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) at its 37th Annual Conference October 6-8, 2021, which will be an event with full in-person activities at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in Youngstown along with some streamed content for a hybrid experience. Featuring local tours covering comprehensive neighborhood planning and vacant home rehab, kitchen and business incubation, and urban agriculture; workshops topics including policy and advocacy; racial justice; meeting the needs of returning citizens; and commercial corridors post COVID; member awards reception at the Youngstown Flea; and a keynote conversation with Evelyn Burnett, the conference offers connection and honest conversations while strengthening us for another year. Join us to regroup with your colleagues as we explore Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley this fall.


In-person content will be split between the DeYor Peforming Arts Center, DoubleTree by Hilton Youngstown Downtown, and the Youngstown Flea.

Some content will be streamed. Those links are available to in-person attendees. To register for virtual content only, please use this link: www.ticketstripe.com/annual-conference-virtual




Wednesday, October 6th
2:30  – 5:00: Registration
3:00 - 5:00: OCDCA Board Meeting
3:00 - 5:00: Social Enterprise Incubation Program Pitch Competition
5:30 – 6:15: OCDCA Annual Meeting
6:15 - 8:30: Welcome Reception


Thursday, October 7th
8:00 – 1:00: Registration
8:00 - 9:30: Continental Breakfast
8:00 - 8:45: Member Networking
9:00 - 10:15: Workshop Sessions 
10:30 – 11:45: Opening Keynote featuring Evelyn Burnett
12:00 – 1:15: Networking Buffet Lunch
1:30 – 4:30: Local Tours 
5:30 – 8:00: Evening Awards Reception


Friday, October 8th
8 – 11:00: Registration
8- 9:30: Continental Breakfast 
9:00 - 10:30: Workshop Sessions 
10:45 - 12:15: Workshop Sessions
12 - 1: Boxed Lunches & Farewell


*Agenda details and times are subject to change.

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