Below is the program for the OMEA/TI:ME Central Regional Conference to be held January 28-30, 2016 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is anticipated that nearly 3,000 music educators will attend.
If you are planning to attend, please note the following deadlines.
- Online Conference registration closes on January 15th.
- Online housing reservations will close on January 12th.
Register at http://www.omea-ohio.org.
The conference will feature lecture/presentations, hands-on tutorial sessions, and product demonstrations on both beginning and advanced levels. This year's conference will also feature two live performances utilizing MIDI or other music technologies. Attendees can expect to leave with new skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm.
Presentations will run for 60-minutes, with 15 minutes between sessions for set-up and teardown. Each room will be equipped with a data projector, projection screen, and sound reinforcement. Presenters will need to bring their own presentation computer and video and audio adapters. Due to the cost of wi-fi at the location, TI:ME will not be providing internet service. All presenters must join or be current members of either TI:ME or OMEA.
TI:ME cannot provide honoraria or expenses for presenters.
New Industry Showcase Policy for the 2016 TI:ME Central Regional Conference
At the request of OMEA, a new policy has been implemented for the 2016 TI:ME Central Regional Conference:
Proposals are to be focused on professional development and not product-marketing. Product-focused sessions are construed to be “Industry Showcases” and are to be scheduled via the OMEA Business Manager only.
If a session is largely for selling a product/service, it should be referred to OMEA Business Manager Dave Adamson firstname.lastname@example.org and the Industry Showcase venue. Businesses will have to be ‘onsite’ exhibitors to present a Showcase. We welcome ‘exhibitors’ to do TI:ME sessions but they must be exhibiting in our exhibit hall and present an educational, professional development-based session.