2020 Conference

2020 OBS Conference

February 29, 2020

OBS will be returning to Ashland University in Ashland, OH for our 2020 conference.  Once again we are welcoming exciting speakers on a wide range of topics. The theme is: Let’s Open the Box!

Registration is now closed.

Conference Brochure


Michael Kreger  – VP Conservation, Columbus Zoo
Bethany Gray – Bringing Back the Bluebirds
Chris Tonra – Prothonotary Warblers
Judy Semroc – Chimney Swifts
Matt Shumar – Conservation and back yard …
Joseph Lautenbach – Barn Owls in Ohio
Becky Crow – Rehabilitation and Bluebirds
Don Althoff – Flying Squirrels and more

Lunch Hour Break

  • Silent Auction – Our biggest fundraiser!
  • Educational table demonstrations and posters
  • OBS display table – traps and boxes for sale
  • Area Contacts session

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

Conference Sponsors

Adult level

Fledgling level

Nestling level

Egg level


Hotel Accommodations

OBS has arranged a block of rooms at the discounted rate of $99 (plus tax) at the Holiday Inn Express.  To make reservations, call 419 281 2900 and say you are with Ohio Bluebird Society.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1392 Enterprise Parkway
Ashland, OH 44805


Directions to the Conference Center

Street Address is:  638 Jefferson Street, Ashland, Ohio, 44805  CLICK HERE for MAP

Follow this link to see written directions or this link for campus maps (or see map below)

Click on the campus map to enlarge – the conference center is highlighted in red.


Past Conference Information