Celebrate the OIF’s 50th Anniversary at the OIF National Conference on July 9-12, 2020!

More than 600 members of the OI community will come together for three days of specialized sessions on managing OI, free medical consultations, and fun social events for attendees of all ages! The entire conference will take place at the Hilton Omaha in Omaha, NE.

OIF National Conference 2020!

10 July 2020 - 1001 Cass St
Omaha, NE 68102 United States
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CONFERENCE DETAILS

OIF National Conference Registration Rates         

Adult (18 years old and older)
Adult Early Bird (October 28 – April 30)
Adult Regular (April 30 – June 30)
Adult onsite (at Conference)

Teenagers (13 years old to 17 years old)
Teen Early Bird (October 28 – April 30)
Teen Regular (April 30 – June 30)
Teen onsite registration (at Conference)

Child (12 months to 12 years old)
Early bird Prices – October 28, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Child with childcare (Early Bird)
Child without childcare (Early Bird)

Regular Registration – April 30, 2020- June 30, 2020
Child with Childcare (after Early Bird)
Child without childcare (after Early Bird)

Onsite Registration (At Conference July 9-12, 2020)
Child with childcare (onsite registration)
Child without childcare (onsite registration)

Adult
$200
$225
$250

Teenagers
$200
$225
$250

Child
Early Bird
$215
$165

Regular
$240
$190

Onsite
$265

$215

                                

Key Dates:

Early bird registration – October 28, 2019 to April 30, 2020
Regular registration – May 1 to June 30, 2020
After June 30, 2020 all registrations will need to made onsite

Welcome to the OI Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Giveaway! Win a trip to the 2020 National Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.  One winner receives round-trip airfare from anywhere in the continental U.S. served by United Airlines, four nights at the Hilton Omaha and conference registration.  To enter and be eligible, you MUST:

1.) Like this and follow @oifoundation on Instagram

2.) Comment on the Giveaway post (posted 11/26/2019) and tell us why you want to go the OIF National Conference

3.) Use the hashtag #MeMyselfAndOI and tag at least two friends in the OI community. The more you tag, the better your chances of winning!

Giveaway closes December 13, 2019. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram, United Airlines or Hilton.

Click here for complete giveaway details and rules.

#OIF50thGiveaway

#MeMyselfAndOI

#OIFoundation

#UnbreakableSpirit

Here at the OIF we do everything we can to keep conference fees as low as possible. Even with our fundraising efforts, we know attending the OIF National Conference can be a big expense for many people. Here are the current programs that can help with the costs:

  • Jeanie Coleman Impact Grant Program Impact Grant can cover costs for National Conference travel and registration. Applications will be available on January 6, 2020.
  • Kasper/Kendall Conference Scholarships cover OIF Conference registration and a hotel room for three nights. Applications will be available here in February 2020.

The OI Foundation is looking forward to hosting a wide range of information sessions and family-friendly activities at the OIF National Conference this summer! In case you are new to the world of OIF National Conferences, this event is the premier educational and social experience for families and individuals living with osteogenesis imperfecta.

The three-day program boasts a schedule full of information sessions on medical and practical living topics, opportunities for one-on-one medical consultations with leading experts in OI research and care, and an abundance of additional activities designed to address important issues for members of the osteogenesis imperfecta community.

For questions about conference sessions, please email Bonelink@oif.org.

Hilton Omaha
1001 Cass St
Omaha, NE 68102

Conference Registration and the Hotel Reservation Portal will be available on Monday, October 28, 2019.

The full OIF Conference will take place at the Hilton Omaha. The hotel is offering registered conference attendees a discounted room rate of $129 per night.

To ensure everyone registered for the conference is able to take advantage of the discount, Conference attendees MUST be registered for the OIF National Conference in order to receive the discounted hotel room rate of $129 per night. Once you have registered for OIF National Conference, click here to make your reservation hotel reservation. Reservations must be made on or before June 14, 2020.

To request an accessible room this year, you must FIRST be registered to attend the conference. Once you have registered, please email conference@oif.org or call (844) 889-7579. ADA rooms will be assigned in order of request. To ensure that you receive an ADA room, please consider registering and submitting your request as early as possible.

Please remember that with every hotel, there are a limited number of ADA rooms available. Please be considerate to fellow attendees and only book an ADA room if a standard room cannot accommodate your needs. ADA rooms are available on a first come, first serve basis, and will sell out early! Remember, the hotel can provide you with certain items like hand-held shower heads and shower stools free of charge (but based on availability) to help make a standard room more accessible.

Guest Room measurements are as follows:

Standard Room
Exterior Door: 36”
Bathroom Door: 30”
Bathroom Vanity Height: 35 ¾”

ADA Room
Exterior Door Width – 36″
Bathroom Door Width – 34 1/2”
Bathroom Counter Height –  33”


Hotel Parking
Self-Parking: $15.00/day
Valet: $21.00/day

Travel

The Hilton Omaha is located approximately 2 miles from OMA Omaha Eppley Airfield Airport.

Airport Transportation to Hotel:
Estimated taxi fare: ~$18
Uber from OMA – ~$12

Airport Security
For information about Federal regulations governing the use of oxygen and mobility aids in airports and on planes, visit the Transportation Safety Authority’s website at http://www.tsa.gov/travel

Traveling with Oxygen
For information about regulations governing the use of oxygen in airports and on planes, visit the Transportation Safety Authority’s website at http://www.tsa.gov/ and search for the word “oxygen.”

 

Resources for Travelers with Disabilities

Travel Agents – American Society of Travel Agents, or Accessible Journeys

Train- Amtrak’s Accessible Travel Services

Bus- Greyhound’s Customers with Disabilities page

Rental Vans- http://www.wheelchairgetaways.com/

Wheelchair and oxygen rentals –  http://www.disabilitytravel.com/

Websites and vendors listed on this page should not be considered an endorsement or recommendation by the OI Foundation. They are offered for informational and comparison purposes only.

Let’s show our Unbreakable Spirit®. Together.

The National Unbreakable Spirit® Walk-n-Wheel will kick-off the 2020 OIF National Conference on Thursday, July 9th! Beginning at the conference hotel, participants will walk-n-wheel a short route through Omaha to the Lewis & Clark landing on the banks of the Missouri River where we will celebrate with a finish line party.

For each $1,000 raised, you will receive a complimentary registration to the OIF National Conference!

Join us at the National Unbreakable Spirit Walk-n-Wheel on July 9, 2020 in Omaha, NE!

Register Today

The OI Foundation Medical Consultation Day offers families and adults who have OI the opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting with a physician or physical therapist who has extensive experience with OI. A consultation is a conversation, no exams can be given. It is the chance to get questions answered, to have a test or diagnostic letter explained or to get a second opinion about a treatment.
There are many medical consultants from a variety of specialized fields available to choose from. Each attendee may request up to three appointments with the specialists of their choice. Each appointment lasts 20 minutes. The program runs from 8:30am until 3pm on Friday, July 10th.

Important Information:

  • Appointments are free of charge
  • Each appointment is 20 minutes long
  • All appointments are held in the conference hotel ballroom
  • No examinations are allowed; only conversation
  • Appointments are limited – each person will receive time with one or two of the
    specialists depending on the number of people who submit a request
  • Adults and Parents must be registered for the National Conference by June 1st to receive a priority appointment

Appointment request forms will be available here in the spring.

Perform in the OIF Talent Show!
Show off your talent by performing in the OIF National Conference Talent Show! The OIF Talent Show will take place during the OIF National Conference on Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm. A Talent Show rehearsal will take place on Friday afternoon – all performers must attend.
To perform in the OIF Talent Show, complete theOIF Talent Show application.Share Your Art in the OIF Art Showcase
The OIF Art Showcase is an opportunity for OI community members to present their work to others attending the national conference. Photographers, painters, sculptors, comic strip artists, and others are welcome to participate. Space is limited and reservations are accepted on a first-come basis. To share your art in the OIF Art Showcase, complete the OIF Art Showcase Application. 

Once again, ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc. has planned an exciting children’s activity center for the children (ages 12 months – 12 years) of conference attendees.

ACCENT is a nationally recognized professional childcare company organized to provide on-site children’s activities in a nurturing, safe and educational environment. Their staff will be trained in the special needs of children with OI and the childcare center will be conveniently located in the conference hotel.

Saturday, July 11 8:30am-5:30pm
Sunday, July 12 8:30am-5:30pm

Childcare sign-up will be available on October 28, 2019

For questions or additional information, contact ACCENT on Children’s Arrangements, Inc.
by email at registration@accentoca.com or by phone at (504) 524-0188

Omaha is known for its pioneer history, museums and cultural centers.

Things to do in Omaha, NE:
– Henry Doorly Zoo
– The Durham Museum
– Old Market
– Omaha Children’s Museum
– Joslyn Art Museum

For more information about Sponsorship or Exhibiting Opportunities, contact conference@oif.org

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

  • 8:30am - 3:00pm

    Medical Consultations

    The OI Foundation Medical Consultation Day offers families and adults who have OI the opportunity to have a face-to-face meeting with a physician or physical therapist who has extensive experience with OI. It is the chance to get questions answered, to have a test or diagnostic letter explained or to get a second opinion about a treatment. There are many medical consultants from a variety of specialized fields available to choose from. Each attendee may request up to three appointments with the specialists of their choice. Each appointment lasts 20 minutes. Appointment request forms will be available in the spring.
  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm

    OIF National Conference Information Sessions

  • Show off your talent by performing in the OIF National Conference Talent Show! The OIF Talent Show will take place during the OIF National Conference on Friday, July 10th at 7:30pm. A Talent Show rehearsal will take place on Friday afternoon – all performers must attend. To sign up to perform in the OIF Talent Show, complete the OIF Talent Show Application.
  • 8:00am - 5:00pm

    OIF National Conference Information Sessions

  • 8:00am - 5:00pm

    OIF National Conference Information Sessions

  • 6:30pm - 9:30pm

    Closing Dinner and Dance

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