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Ohio Land Bank Conference 2017

September 11 @ 11:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm

Registration for the Ohio Land Bank Conference has closed. You may join us beginning at 12:30 PM on Monday, 9/11 to register on site.

Join land bank board members and staff, county and municipal officials, community and economic development officers, community development corporations and all those interested in re-purposing vacant and abandoned properties and revitalizing our neighborhoods at the 7th annual Ohio Land Bank Conference.

The conference will be held September 11 through 13 at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square in Downtown Cleveland (formerly the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square). Informative and interesting sessions are being added to the conference schedule each day.

We are pleased to announce that Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, will be our Keynote Speaker on Tuesday, September 12.  Mr. Cordray formerly served as Ohio Attorney General. Prior to that, he served as Ohio Treasurer and Franklin County Treasurer, two elected positions in which he led state and county banking, investment, debt, and financing activities.



Full Conference registration includes all Tuesday and Wednesday sessions, breakfast, lunch, break snacks and reception on Tuesday evening. You may also purchase Land Bank 101 only, or choose to come one day of the conference for a reduced rate.

Additionally, two mobile workshops will be offered at the conference. On Tuesday morning, join our partners at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress for a tour of placemaking activities supporting Cleveland’s diverse neighborhoods. On Wednesday morning, visit Rid-All Green Partnership and hear from one of the founders on their work to grow food, jobs, and green neighborhoods in Cleveland’s Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone.

Cleveland Indians Baseball Game: We have sold out of tickets to this game. If you would like to attend separate of the conference block, we recommend visiting Guests who have signed up for a ticket will receive it on Tuesday at the conference registration table. Land Conservancy staff members will meet guests in the first floor lobby to walk over to Progressive Field at 6:30 PM on Tuesday 9/12. Looking for something else to do that night? Your conference badge will get you special pricing at these participating locations: CLICK HERE.

Hotel rooms at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland at Playhouse Square (Formerly the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square) may be booked through this link: CLICK HERE. Please direct hotel-specific questions to 216-615-7500.

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September 11 @ 11:00 am
September 13 @ 5:00 pm
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Catlin Layton


Crowne Plaza at Playhouse Square
1260 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115 United States
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