Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • FAQs

The registration fee includes conference sessions, meals and the reception.

No, the conference does not offer group discounts.

Please contact Kathie Bowen at or 614.224.8446. She will resend your email confirmation.

No, Starting at Home will not offer continuing education credits.

A cancellation must be received in writing by April 20 to receive a refund. No refunds will be processed after April 20. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. Please send any cancellation to Kathie Bowen at

Valet parking is available for $18.00 plus tax with in/out privileges or $12.00 daily plus tax. All rates are based on availability. Area self-parking locations are also available, and may be viewed on this map.

Starting at Home has secured a block of hotel rooms for conference attendees at Renaissance Columbus, 50 North Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Secure your hotel room online, or call Renaissance Enhanced Group Reservations at 877-901-6632 and ask for Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) Starting at Home Conference. Hotel reservation cut-off date is April 4.

Conference attendees are welcome to wear business casual clothing. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, polo shirts, sweaters, blouses and most importantly, comfortable shoes!

If you need a disability-related accommodation or wheelchair access information, please contact Kathie Bowen at or 614.224.8446 by April 20.

While handouts will not be available at the sessions, presentations will be available for review on the conference website after the event.

Starting at Home employs a photographer to capture images during the conference. It is possible that your photo could be taken at some point during the event. Starting at Home only uses these photos for purposes such as publicity, illustration and advertising of the event in print and electronic media.

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