BEST FOOT FORWARD 2020 : OAN’s Statewide Conference for Afterschool and Summer Learning Professionals

WHEN: Thursday, February 20 and Friday, February 21, 2020

WHERE: The OCLC Conference Center, Dublin OH

2020 marks the third year for OAN’s Best Foot Forward conference. With two days of high-quality material, including Thursday intensives, and an amazing Friday keynote, this year’s conference is sure to be one that will change practice, culture, and capacity within your program.  Scroll down or check out these QUICK LINKS:

  • REGISTRATION: CLOSED – onsite registration is $245/day/person.

  • COST: Conference registration price points, including information on Early Bird Registration (deal ends November 30, 2019!) HERE

  • KEYNOTE: Conference keynote The Journey to Inclusion Begins With You (Ohio Approval Pending) by Viviana Hernandez from Kids Included Together HERE

  • THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20 CONFERENCE INTENSIVES: Intensive sessions, deep 4-hour dives into topics – titles, descriptions, presenters, and Ohio Approval status are HERE

  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SESSIONS: Conference sessions, 90 minutes in length – titles, descriptions, presenters and Ohio Approval status are HERE

  • VIDEO COMPETITION: Lights, Camera, Afterschool! Youth Video Competition information is HERE

  • CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION: Including benefits, cost and payment information HERE

  • SCHEDULE: Conference Schedule for both Thursday and Friday is HERE

  • THURSDAY NIGHT NETWORKING EVENT: OAN’s Pre-conference Networking Event information and registration is HERE
























The Ohio Afterschool Network (OAN) is working with The Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRRA) to provide Ohio Approved workshops.

Not all workshops will be Ohio Approved – please consult the program guidebook for more information.

If you attend the conference, signed into a session and provided your OPIN, your attendance will be reflected on your registry profile within 30 days. 

To ensure that you receive credit, please remember to bring your OPIN to the conference.



The Best Foot Forward 2020 conference will be held at the easily accessible OCLC Conference Center. Located in Dublin, Ohio just off of 270 and SR33, this conference center is nestled behind the hustle of downtown Dublin and features a beautiful sunlit atrium and a single-floor layout for our keynote presentation and breakout sessions.

ADDRESS: 6565 Kilgour Place, Dublin, Ohio 43017

PHONE: 614-764-6000



Staying overnight? There are many great options to choose from just a short distance from OCLC. HERE is a link to nearby options for overnight accommodations. 

BFF 2021

Want to join the conference planning committee for Best Foot Forward 2021? Contact Laura Clark at or 833-OAN-OHIO (626-6446).


For assistance with registration or payment, or to become a sponsor or a vendor, contact Laura Clark at