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2019 Heritage Ohio Annual Conference


Access all presentations from the conference here.


October 21-23, 2019

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With six different sessions in each time slot, you can choose the topics most important to you!

   Chief Glenna Wallace​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​    Enoch Elwell

Chief Glenna Wallace of the Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma will kick off the conference as the opening plenary speaker on Tuesday, October 22.


Chief Wallace was elected into office in 2006 and is the first woman to ever hold this position in her tribe. She spent over 38 years in various capacities at Crowder College, including Interim Academic Dean, Department Chair of Communications, Director of International Travel and Director of Adult Basic Education (GED).


Chief Wallace holds degrees from several institutions, which include an Ed.S., M.A. and B.A. from Pittsburg State University and Post Graduate Studies at Tulsa, Arkansas, and Southwest Missouri State Universities.

 OPENING PLENARY (open to the public)

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Enoch has been involved with startups since his grade school popsicle stand, with his latest adventure being a luxury treehouse retreat,TreetopHideaways.com. Driven by a passion to help others, Enoch currently supports hundreds of emerging startup communities through the CO.STARTERS platform, helping local ecosystem builders around the world take the first steps in accelerating the success of thousands of creative starters annually. Together, these nontraditional small business owners are growing a thriving culture of collaborative entrepreneurial support in their communities.


Enoch is committed to accelerating the convergence of economic development and community development beyond the CO.STARTERS Community and is globally recognized for his expertise, providing strategic support to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in establishing the field of "Ecosystem Building" through the ESHIP Summit Community, as a founding board member of the Startup Champions Network, and as a founder of the Rural Rise national network.

​​​​​​​   Mayor Jeff Hall

Tuesday Sessions

​​​​​​​    Craig Gossman

​​​​​​​   Ali and Jon Hovan

Additional Sessions will be added as details become available

​​​​​​​   Jessica Mathews

​​​​​​​   Caitlin Meives

​​​​​​​    Aaron Domini

​​​​​​​    Bevin Farrand

​​​​​​​    Mary Glauser

​​​​​​​    Kalpa Baghasingh​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​    Danielle Steinhauser

​​​​​​​    Paul Rosak

Additional Sessions will be added as details become available

​​​​​​​    Liz Argyle

​​​​​​​    Gordon Goldie

​​​​​​​    John Sandor

​​​​​​​    Melinda Shah

Wednesday Sessions

Additional Tuesday Sessions include:

  • MS 101 - Organization  with David Polalowski
  • ARTful Revitalization with Heather Malarcik, Cristie Thomas, Steve Patterson 
  • Glass in Rehabiltation with Kyle Sword
  • MS 101 - Design with Matt Wiederhold and Tom Starinsky
  • National Register Essentials:  Significance + Integrity with Barb Powers
  • From the 1800s to mid-century modern, exploring Newark's architectural gems(Tour) with Nathalie Wright
  • MS 101 - Economic Vitality with Amy Reinhart

  • Ohio & Federal Historic Tax Credits with Mariangela Pfister & Lisa Brownell

  • Restoring Newark's National Treasure with Megan Evans & Connie Hawk  

  • Old School House Tour

  • Building a Volunteer Culture with Kristy Doyle

  • Zoning 101:  A Berlitz Course for Main Street Directors with Elizabeth Gossman

  • Licking County Courthouse Tour

​​​​​​​   Shannon Fergus

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We are once again providing special sessions with the state historic preservation office, covering topics like the National Register, state and federal historic preservation tax credits


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Discounted Rooms

This year’s conference will be held at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Newark. Conference attendees can take advantage of a special rate of $129/night. This discounted rate is available until October 2 at 11:59 PM, or when the room block sells out, so book your room today!


A booking link will be included in your ticket confirmation.

Come to the Legacy Circle Reception

On Monday, October 21, from 7pm - 9pm, Heritage Ohio will host an exclusive Cocktail Reception for Legacy Circle members only. If you'd like to come to this event, please sign up to become a Legacy Circle member or purchase your ticket at the same time when you register. Legacy Circle memberships start at just $150 and you will also immediately be eligible for a discounted ticket to the conference.  

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