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PCSAO Annual Conference

Mark your calendar for our 34th annual conference Sept. 25-27, 2019!



Our 2019 conference will be at the DoubleTree Hotel in Worthington. This year’s theme is “Champions for Children and Families,” and the focus of the conference will be improving child protection best practices and supporting the children services workforce. The audience consists mainly of child protection professionals: caseworkers and supervisors, attorneys, directors and administrators, and advocates.

Awards Nominations

Each year, PCSAO recognizes and celebrates the achievements of youth, families, PCSA supervisors, caseworkers, support staff, and local journalists whose work has made extraordinary contributions toward promoting safe children, stable families and supportive communities. The 2019 PCSAO Awards will be presented at luncheon award ceremonies during the conference. All nominations must be submitted by June 30. Download the Youth and Family Awards Nomination Packet and the Professionals Nomination Packet. All nominations must be e-mailed to, and nominators will be notified of the outcome by the end of July (staff nominees’ remain secret until the conference).

Sponsors and Exhibitors

The annual conference is an unrivaled opportunity to network with more than 500 children services professionals from across the state. Sponsorship and exhibitor registration is now open. As a sponsor or exhibitor, you will benefit from:

If you have questions or would like more information about these opportunities, contact Nitina Francis at 614-224-5802. Opportunities for sponsorships and exhibit tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early, but no later than Sept. 1.

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting the upcoming conference.