2024 OBS Conference – Bring on the Bugs!

March 2, 2024

OBS will be returning to Ashland University in Ashland, OH for our 2024 conference. Once again we are welcoming exciting speakers on a wide range of topics. Hope to see you in March!

Conference Flyer


  • Jim McCormac – Mysterious Moths and their outsized ecological roles
  • Chrisula Stone – Bluebirds 101: The Species that Started it All
  • Matt Shumar – Bugged by the lack of bugs: a Look at the Decline of Aerial Insectivores
  • Awards – To be announced – Darlene
  • Bet Zimmerman Smith – Aerial Acrobats: All About Tree Swallows
  • OBS panel  – To be announced – Dan Best, emcee
  • Marne Titchenell  – The Woodland Secondary Cavity Nesting Birds

Lunch Hour Break

Silent Auction – Our biggest fundraiser!
Educational table demonstrations and posters
OBS display table – Van Ert traps for sale ($10)

Conference Location & Time

Check-In: 8:00am
OBS Annual Members Meeting: 8:30 – 9:00am.
Conference: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Non-members plan to arrive by 9:00am main conference start time

Ashland University
John C Myers Convocation Center
638 Jefferson Street, Ashland, Ohio, 44805


$30 OBS member, $40 non-OBS member, $15 student (21 & younger), $20 seniors 65+ OBS members
Includes Conference and Lunch
Registration Deadline: February 16, 2024

Thank you, Sponsors!