OCTC Events

February 24, 2022

February 2022 Board of Directors Meeting

Location TBD

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May 16-17, 2022

OCTC 33rd Annual Conference

Ohio's largest chemical industry event is back!

Columbus, OH

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 28th Annual TIE Conference

October 13-15, 2021

Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport
2886 Airport Drive 
Columbus, Ohio 43219

 Click HERE for Full Conference Agenda!

The Ohio Chemistry Technology Council’s Teachers, Industry and Environment (TIE) Conference is an exciting "hands on" experience for Ohio’s 3rd through 8th grade science educators and is completely free through the support from the chemical manufacturing industry.The TIE Conference provides educators with a wide-range of science experiments and classroom tools that create interesting and entertaining lessons for students.

  • The TIE Conference is aligned with state science teaching standards for STEM curriculums.
  • Participating educators have the opportunity to visit a working facility that produces sophisticated chemicals for the health care and personal products industries.
  • The TIE Conference materials provide educators with an abundance of information on the resources available to them, most at no cost.
  • Hands-on demonstrations and experiments provide educators with interesting and exciting tools that are easily adaptable to the classroom.
  • The TIE Conference provides networking opportunities for educators to share experiences and ideas with other educators.
  • Educators have direct interaction with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and representatives from the chemical manufacturing industry.
  • Graduate credits from Ashland University available (optional for all participants).

COVID-19 Update

OCTC remains hopeful that we can hold the TIE Conference in-person this fall. We know there is still uncertainty right now around COVID-19, especially for school districts, but OCTC will continue to monitor the recommendations of medical and public health professionals and will send updates as needed to ensure a safe event. We want to assure interested teachers that by registering for the TIE Conference at this time, they will NOT be held responsible for payment or confirming their attendance until we approach the conference. If there are any questions or concerns about registration, please email us at info@ohiochemistry.org

 Register for the 28th Annual TIE Conference!


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What past TIE participating teachers have said about the program:

"...one of the best conferences I've ever attended. I appreciated our dialgoue with environmentalists, as well as representatives from industry and education, about how to get kids interested in science..."

"...easy to read, understand, and implement science experiment resources for teachers on tight budgets. "

"...by fair one of the best 'take it back and use it, and share it too' workshops I have ever attended."