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Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics

73rd Annual Conference

October 12-13, 2023

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions (Sandusky, Ohio)

*NEW* 2023 OCTM Conference Schedule

Click here to begin planning your conference and check back to ensure you have the most current version of the program.  *NOTE:  There will NOT be a printed program available at the conference, but participants are welcome to print their own prior to the conference.

Program Questions?  Contact Char Shryock and Carole Katz, 2023 Program Committee Co-Chairs at

Keynote Speakers

  Kevin Dykema, NCTM President

From Math by Memorizing to Math by Understanding

  Thursday, October 12th (12:00 - 12:50 p.m. EST)

  Click here to learn more about Kevin Dykema

  Francis Edward Su, Benediktsson-Karwa Professor of Mathematics

Harvey Mudd College

Points of View: Building Space for Wonder, Joy, and Deeper Understanding

  Friday, October 13th (12:00 - 12:50 p.m. EST)

  Click here to learn more about Francis Edward Su

Featured Speakers

       Trish Koontz, 2019 OCTM Christofferson-Fawcett Awardee

How to eliminate MATH (Mental Abuse To Humans) in your classroom!

2023 OCTM Len Pikaart Featured Speaker

        Thursday, October 12, 2023 (9:00 - 9:50 a.m. EST)

       Kurt Russell, 2022 National Teacher of the Year

       Unlocking Potential: Education for a Bright Future

2023 DEI Town Hall Featured Speaker

Friday, October 13, 2023 (8:00 - 8:50 a.m. EST) 

Click here to learn more about Kurt Russell

2023 Conference Registration Rates (click here to begin registration)

Registering with a Purchase Order or for a Group (5 or more)?  (click here for directions)


September 15, 2023

September 16 -October 11,


October 12-13, 2023

OCTM Member

(full conference)




OCTM Member

(1 day)




OCTM Member- First-Year Teacher

(full conference)




OCTM Member- Preservice Teacher or Full-time Graduate Student




OCTM Member- Lifetime*

(full conference)





(full conference)





(1 day)




*NEW for 2023, offering a discounted registration rate for Lifetime members ($73 because it’s the 73rd Annual Conference)

Certificate of Attendance

This certificate of attendance may be used to demonstrate attendance at the 2023 OCTM Annual Conference.  Attendees self-document their participating hours. Individual schools or districts determine the acceptance of the hours submitted from this conference.

Hotel Booking Information

A dedicated website is now available for OCTM participants to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations* can be made at this web address:

*NOTE:  Special hotel rate expired September 20, 2023

2023 Awards Banquent Information

Registration is CLOSED for the 2023 OCTM Awards Banquet.

We look forward to celebrating alongside our 2023 OCTM Awardees at the 2023 OCTM Awards Banquet on Thursday, October 12, 2023 at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.

All are welcome and encouraged to join Ohio’s Math Leaders at Kalahari on the Wednesday evening before the OCTM conference! The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Ohio Mathematics Education Leadership Council (OMELC) will be held on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, in the Indigo Bay Room at the Kalahari Convention Center. The registration fee is $30.  Register for the OMELC meeting when you register for the conference or by visiting the 2023 OMELC Meeting registration page.

Attendees will learn and reflect with colleagues about critical mathematics education challenges and opportunities, including recent legislation that impacts mathematics educators at all levels; e.g., changes at the state education agency, new initiatives, and the return to K-8 licensure structure.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Continue to visit this website for the most current conference information.


Conference Leaders

Annual Conference Facilitator: Christina Sherman (

Annual Conference Coordinator:  Katrice Quitter (

General Co-Chairs: Kate Meier and Mary Beth Hearns (

Program Committee Co-Chairs:  Char Shryock and Carole Katz (


Register to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor for the 2023 Conference HERE!

Click here to learn more about the event center, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions (Sandusky, Ohio).

OCTM is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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