Registration open for May 2 OPPA Conference 2024
OPPA Celebrates 40 Years as Ohio's Voice for Prevention!


Join Ohio’s prevention community for OPPA Conference 2024, a one-day, in-person event for Ohio’s prevention professionals and advocates, taking place Thursday, May 2, 2024; 9:00am - 4:00pm, at The Fawcett Center in Columbus (with free, ample on-site parking).

Online registration for the conference is available HERE.

Click HERE to download a printable registration form.

Payment can be made online (below) or by mail. Registration deadline is Tuesday, April 23.

Themed Navigating Change: How Prevention Stays Adaptable, the conference explores the current and future landscapes of prevention with Ohio’s prevention experts and leaders, including building on our field's resilience and forward-thinking approach to prevention.

The conference day also kicks off recognition of OPPA’s 40th anniversary as Ohio’s Voice for Prevention -- and features presentation of the 2024 OPPA Prevention Awards, honoring prevention excellence in our state. Professional networking with prevention peers and advocates from all over Ohio is also a hallmark of the OPPA Conference.

"We are building on last year's triumphant return to an in-person conference by kicking off our 40-year anniversary celebration at our 2024 event," notes OPPA President Holly Zweizig. "The best way to recognize our history? With our tradition of education, dialogue, and networking that grounds the OPPA Conference. We look forward to welcoming Ohio's prevention community 'home,' once again."

Registration opens at 8:15am. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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OPPA Conference 2024 Agenda

8:15 - 8:45am - Registration

9:00am - Welcome & Opening; The Prevention Eras Tour (Our prevention history, legacy, and lessons learned that form the foundation of today's work)

10:30am - Morning Workshops

12:00pm - Championing Prevention Luncheon (featuring presentation of the 2024 OPPA Prevention Award & OPPA Annual Meeting)

1:30pm - Afternoon Workshops

3:00pm - Prevention Voices: The Next Era (Envisioning the future of prevention in Ohio, from the perspective of the youngest generation of prevention professionals) 

4:00pm - Conference day ends

Morning Workshops
Prevention Basics
Prevention with Adults
State Policies and School-Based Prevention
Building and Sustaining a Prevention Team
Navigating Social Media and Prevention
Suicide Prevention with Adult Populations

Afternoon Workshops
Gambling, Marketing, and Media Literacy
The Prevention Response to Marijuana Legalization
Prevention and LGBTQIA+ Populations
Countering Opposition to SEL Interventions
Prevention Supervision
Best Practices for Coalitions

OPPA Conference 2024