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OPRN 2015 Annual Spring Conference

  • April 30, 2015
  • 12:30 PM
  • May 01, 2015
  • 4:00 PM
  • Crowne Plaza Columbus; 33 East Nationwide Blvd; Columbus, Ohio


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OPRN 2015 Annual Conference:

Big Data Down to Size

Featuring Keynote Speaker

Alison Sommers-Sayre
APRA President

"Big Data, What's the Big Deal?"

Thursday, April 30 through Friday, May 1, 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Registration  (12:30pm)
Workshop   (1:00pm)
Kathryn “Kat” Banakis
Grenzebach Glier and Associates
"Prospect Researcher = Chief Strategist Officer"
Vendor Demo - Blackbaud Target Analytics  (4:00pm)
Happy Hour  (4:30pm)

Friday, May 1, 2015
(Casual Friday attire - jeans encouraged!)
Registration  (8:00am)
Breakfast Roundtables  (8:15am)
Keynote Presentation  (9:30am)
Alison Sommers-Sayre | APRA President;
Princeton University
Awards Luncheon  (11:30am)
Afternoon Sessions  (1:15pm, 2:45pm)
  • A Case Study of Tableau with 
    Michael London, Cleveland Clinic
  • Scoring Panel Discussion


Crowne Plaza Columbus Hotel
33 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, Ohio

Spring Conference 2015 will be held at Crowne Plaza Hotel Columbus – Downtown. Located in the Arena District, this  location is perfect for exploring downtown or visiting boutiques and restaurants in Short North. As the premier entertainment district in downtown Columbus, Ohio, the Arena District offers an experience unlike any other. Sports, Dining, Movies, Live Music, Bars, and so much more!  Perks for hotel guests include an indoor lap pool, 24-hour Fitness Center, and on-site eateries, Max & Erma’s and the Boulevard Bar & Cafe, as well as free shuttle service and a bicycle-rental program.

Hotel Room Reservations are available at $135 per night discounted rate:  We have a room block for both Wednesday night (4/30) and Thursday night (5/1). Reservations may be made either by calling the Crowne Plaza at 800-338-4462 or via the hotel website. If you are making the reservation by phone, indicate you are booking for the OPRN Spring Conference block. If you would like to book online, please use the group code of OPR and the hyper link 2015 OPRN Spring Conference .  The block of rooms will be available through April 10, 2015. Please make sure to make your reservation by that date.

Parking Reduced Rate:

  • If you are staying at the hotel overnight, the cost to valet park is $12/night. 
  • For those of you coming for the day, the valet rate is $6/day.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact conference@oprn.org.

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