Ebony Bobcat Network Annual Meeting 2017

Start Date:
Thursday, August 10, 2017
End Date:
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Location:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus
2700 Corporate Exchange Drive
Columbus, OH 43231

Online registration for this event has closed, but WALK UPS ARE WELCOME.

The EBN Annual Meeting is our signature event where attendees learn all about the Ebony Bobcat Network, find out how to get involved, get updates on activities from the past year, and learn more about the Urban Scholars Endowment Program. The mission of Ebony Bobcat Network is to encourage and support full participation in Ohio University alumni activities, to generate revenue/financial support for the Ohio University Urban Scholars Program and Ebony Bobcat Network Urban Scholars Program Endowment, and to honor the heritage and contributions of preceding and present generations of persons of color who attended or are attending Ohio University.

We hope you will join us for our sixth annual meeting. See all scheduled events below and be sure to register below! Although some of the events are complimentary, we would like to know if you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly. If you have questions about any events please contact Derek Collins, Co-chair of the EBN Columbus affiliate at 216.832.8545 or email at cashcollins275@att.net.

Also, if you are coming from out of town, the Embassy Suites Corporate Exchange location (2700 Corporate Exchange Dr, Columbus, OH 43231) has provided EBN Columbus with a group rate for rooms. Hotel reservations are on your own. Call 614.890.8600 to make reservations (mention EBN)----The EBN Annual Meeting special room rate has expired. You may call the hotel directly to book your room.

Please be sure to RSVP for your tickets by August 1.

 

Thursday, August 10, 2017

3:00 - 8:00 PM - Registration
Location: Embassy Suites Lobby Area
Alumni and guests will be able to pick up registration items, a weekend schedule, as well as ask any questions they have regarding the annual meeting weekend.

5:00 - 7:00 PM - Manager's Reception
Location:  Embassy Suites
Join EBN members at the nightly manager’s reception for networking and fellowship.


Friday, August 11, 2017

7:00 - 9:00 AM - Breakfast 
Location:  Embassy Suites
If you are an Embassy Suites guest, breakfast is included with your room.

9:00 - 11:00 AM - Registration
Location: Embassy Suites Lobby Area

Alumni and guests will be able to pick up registration items, a weekend schedule, as well as ask any questions they have regarding the annual meeting weekend.

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM -  Celebrate Ohio University Black Authors Luncheon
Location:  Capital Room
Cost:  $25.00
Join EBN as we celebrate and recognize Ohio University Black Alumni Authors. Attendees will enjoy lunch, a panel discussion, and have the opportunity to network, find out more about the featured authors, and purchase signed copies of their books.
ATTIRE: Business Casual

2:00 - 4:00 PM - EBN National Board Meeting (Leadership Business Meeting)
Location: Meeting Room
This is a business meeting for the EBN affiliate leadership from Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati/Dayton, Washington, DC, and Chicago. If you are interested in getting involved with EBN in your city, please be sure to connect with any EBN member for more information.

2:00 - 7:00 PM - "Experience Columbus
Location:  Various Locations Around Columbus
Guests will have an opportunity to explore and visit select Columbus attractions.

3:00 - 8:00 PM - Registration 
Location: Embassy Suites Lobby Area
Alumni and guests will be able to pick up registration items, a weekend schedule, as well as ask any questions they have regarding the annual meeting weekend.

5:30 - 7:30 PM - Manager's Reception
Location: Embassy Suites
Join EBN members at the nightly manager’s reception for networking and fellowship.

7:00 - 11:00 PM - "Welcome to The Capital City - Meet & Greet and Game Night"
Location: EBN Hospitality Room, Capital Room
Join us in the EBN Hospitality room for appetizers, fellowship, games and music

7:30 - 10:00 PM - "Experience Columbus"/Dinner On Your Own
Location: Various Restaurants Around Columbus
Guests will have an opportunity to explore and visit select Columbus restaurants for dinner.

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM - Bobcat Mixer @ Buckeye Crazy
Location: 
2365 E Dublin Granville Rd, Columbus, OH 43229
Come hang out with fellow Bobcats and friends at one of our popular black owned local establishments, Buckeye Crazy. Listen to some hip hop, get your dance on, and let the Columbus Bobcats show you how we do it.
ATTIRE: Casual

 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

7:00 - 9:30 AM - Breakfast 
Location:  Embassy Suites
If you are an Embassy Suites guest, breakfast is included with your room

8:00 -10:00 AM - Registration
Location:  Embassy Suites Lobby Area
Alumni and guests will be able to pick up registration items, a weekend schedule, as well as ask any questions they have regarding the annual meeting weekend.

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM - EBN Annual Meeting
Location:  Buckeye Room
Join the leadership of the Ebony Bobcat Network as we recap our busy year, provide updates on our fundraising, and let you know what’s coming next. Also, find more about the EBN affiliate groups and how you can get involved in your city.
ATTIRE:  EBN or Ohio University Gear/Casual

12:30 - 1:00 PM - Annual Meeting Group Photo/Affiliate Photos

1:00 - 6:00 PM - "Experience Columbus"/Free Time
Location:  Various Locations Around Columbus
Guests will have an opportunity to explore and visit select Columbus attractions.


5:30 - 7:30 PM - Manager's Reception
Location: Embassy Suites
Join EBN members at the nightly manager’s reception for networking and fellowship.

6:30 - 7:00 PM - Banquet Group Photo

7:00 - 9:00 PM - EBN 2017 Awards Banquet
Location: Buckeye Room
Cost: $50.00
Join your fellow Bobcats as we celebrate with great music, fun, and fellowship as we wrap up the 2017 annual meeting weekend. 
ATTIRE:  After 5/Suit

9:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Cap City After Party
Location:  Buckeye Room
Join the EBN Columbus Bobcats as we close out the weekend with awesome music and dancing.


Sunday, August 13, 2017

7:00 - 9:30 AM - Breakfast 
Location:  Embassy Suites
If you are an Embassy Suites guest, breakfast is included with your room

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Bobcat Inspiration featuring Gospel Voices of Faith Alumni
Location: Buckeye Room
Join fellow Bobcats for an inspirational praise and worship featuring alumni from the Gospel Voices of Faith Choir, celebrating 40+ years.

12:00 PM - Check-out and departure


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