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ENGAGE. EMPOWER. EDUCATE. Professional Conference 2017

Praise for OAESA's Annual Conference

"From the Wednesday night reception to the keynotes to the breakout sessions, no detail was left undone. I learned, I was challenged and I connected to so many remarkable administrators across Ohio. Awesome is an understatement!"

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"The OAESA conference will always be my favorite professional development opportunity each year!"

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"This conference is always friendly and welcoming."

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"It leaves us energized and fulfilled when we attend. Thank you Thank you Thank you."

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"Thank you for all you do to make principals feel empowered, appreciated and energized for the work ahead!"

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"Practical and relevant information and resources, powerful speakers and ample opportunities to mingle and get to know my colleagues!"

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This event has ended.

Educators from across Ohio will unite for a look at INNOVATIONS in learning--not just technology--but school culture, data, communication, and all the next-generation tools you can use to take your school to the next level. So get in gear for another great year at E3!

Our Destination

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43219

The room block for the conference has now closed. Contact the Hilton directly for availability at 614-414-5000.

Featured Keynote Speakers


Katie Christie is a Google Certified Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, past LearnZillion DreamTeam member, and most recently she has worked as the Technology Integration Specialist at Runyon Elementary School in Littleton, Colorado. She has nine years of experience in the classroom. She spent her first 4 years of teaching in Shaker Heights City Schools in Ohio, known for its academic excellence and cultural diversity. Then she had the incredible experience of teaching in a 1:1 Linux-based netbook 5th-grade classroom in Littleton, Colorado for 4 years. Katie is a highly qualified teacher and is certified to teach Elementary, Secondary Math, Secondary Science, and Reading, grades K-12. She has been a CUE Lead Learner for the Google Teacher Academy multiple times and travels with the EdTechTeam for trainings as well. Katie enjoys sharing her passion for effective technology integration in the classroom by networking with other educators internationally and presenting and training at the local and national level.


Superintendent of Mentor Public Schools, Matthew Miller has spent the last 22 years serving Ohio communities as an educator in the roles of superintendent (11), director of student services and instruction (1), principal (5), and teacher (5). Matt is actively involved in the prestigious and nationwide League of Innovative Schools through Digital Promise, also serving as an elected member of their advisory committee. He was selected as one of 100 superintendents nationwide to attend and present at the #FutureReady National ConnectED Superintendents Summit at the White House in 2015, was named to the National School Boards Association Top 20 to Watch in the Nation, and conducted his first TEDx Talk entitled: Don't Buy the Book: Cultivate, Curate and Go Open in 2016. Matt Miller is transforming his K-12 school district through the use of open educational resources and blended learning, along with emphasizing student and teacher voice through innovation. He completed his undergraduate coursework and master's degree at the University of Cincinnati and was selected for the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Leadership Institute for Superintendents.


Pernille Ripp is an expert in literacy and technology integration and dedicates her research and practice to developing engaged and empowered students and communities. She is a teacher, speaker, author, blogger, and passionate advocate for education. She is a Skype Master Teacher; Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert; recipient of the 2015 WEMTA Making IT Happen Award; and the 2015 ISTE Award for Innovation in Global Collaboration. In 2010, Pernille founded The Global Read Aloud, a global literacy initiative that began with a simple goal in mind: one book to connect the world. From its humble beginnings, the GRA has grown to connect more than 1,000,000 students in 60 different countries. She is the author of "Passionate Learners--How to Engage and Empower Your Students," now in its second edition, and "Empowered Schools, Empowered Students,"both focusing on creating learning spaces and communities where students thrive and all stakeholders are empowered and passionate about learning. Her work has also been featured by many print and online journals including Edutopia, School Library Journal, The Guardian, and MiddleWeb. Pernille's current research interest is in creating passionate literacy environments within the restriction of our current educational systems to help students fall in love with literacy again.