|Exhibits & Sponsorships Opportunities at the OD Network 2014 Annual Conference|
2014 OD NETWORK EXHIBITOR & SPONSOR RESOURCE PAGE
We appreciate your support of OD Network and welcome the opportunity
to assist you in making the most of your exhibit & sponsor participation.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Bott- Show Management
directly at email@example.com. To ensure a smooth installation and show
opening, please review the following important information.
To view the Sponsor Spotlight Education Sessions, click here.
Thank you to the 2014 OD Network Sponsors!
Benedictine University Case Western Reserve University Fielding Graduate University
Table # 24 Table # 20 Table # 15
Lee Hecht Harrison Pepperdine University
Table # 23 Table # 14
Exhibitors are receive (2) complimentary Exhibit Hall Only passes for each table purchased (note that conference sponsors receive additional complimentary registrations).
Please click here to register online!
2014 Floor Plan
Please click here to view the 2014 OD Network Conference floor plan.
Schedule of Events
To view the full OD Network 2014 Annual Conference schedule, please click here.
Please click here to make your room reservation online or call 888.575.6397 and be sure to reference OD Network to receive the reduced group rate of $189.00/night plus tax. The hotel cut-off date is September 26.
With your exhibit package you will be provided one (1) 6 foot skirted table and 2 chairs to display your company’s marketing collateral. Feel free to bring a tabletop display or a banner to hang over the front of your table. Please note that maximum of two (2) roll-up banners may be used in each booth, and must not exceed 6-feet tall. This rule will be strictly enforced onsite. Please refer to the OD Network Exhibit Rules & Regulations (attached to this email message) for more information.
Setup hours for your tabletop display are between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM on Sunday, October 26. All tables must be completely set up by 5:30 PM on Sunday for the Opening Reception starting at 6:30 PM. Please plan to tear-down your exhibit table on Tuesday, October 28 at 1:00 PM following the lunch in the Exhibit Hall. Please do not begin to tear down your exhibit table until after 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 28.
*It is recommended that all exhibitors remain in their table space and are available during high traffic times such as the opening reception, breakfast, lunch and breaks.
High Traffic Hours in the Exhibit Hall
Shipping Instructions and Address
The Loews Philadelphia FedEx Office is available to assist you with your shipping needs for the 2014 OD Network Conference. Please click here to view the Loews Philadelphia FedEx Office service hours & shipping information.
Please address your exhibitor shipments exactly as follows*:
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
OD Network Conference
Hold for Guest: (Guest Name)
(Company Name, Millennium Ballroom, Table #)
1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
*Please schedule your shipment(s) to arrive 3-4 days prior to the event start date (the Exhibit Hall opens on Sunday, October 26) at 2:00 p.m. EST.
*There is an additional fee of $25 per box per day for all items stored for more than five (5) days. More information on shipping rates and storage fees can also be found on the Loews Philadelphia FedEx Office website.
Additional Show Services
If you require additional services such as internet, audio-visual, or catering at your table please reach out to Laura Bott at firstname.lastname@example.org. She will then send you all necessary forms.
Interested in Sponsoring?
For more information on exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, please download the OD Network's 2014 prospectus.
Sponsored by: Case Western Reserve University
Master of Science in Positive Organization Development and Change Program (MPOD)
Harlow B. Cohen, Professor of Organizational Behavior and MPOD Director
MPOD is conducted in five 7-day residencies and one 10-day international tour spread over 18 months. The modules are conveniently spaced 10-12 weeks apart—making the program flexible enough to accommodate the busy schedules of leaders, managers, and staff professionals, without leaving their employment. Between program residencies, individual and team assignments are completed in collaboration with the faculty through internet-based learning methods. Learn how to:
Sponsored by: Benedictine University
What's Your OD Shelf Life? Where is the Future of OD Going?
Peter F. Sorensen, Ph.D., Program Director, OB and OD
Co-speaker: Therese Yaeger, Ph.D., Professor, OB and OD
What is the role of the OD consultant? Are the credentials for OD changing? Are we prepared for the future of OD amidst the field’s development and growth? This session focuses on the changing nature and requirements for OD consulting. With fifty years of data from the past, present, and future of OD, we will address how the role of the OD consultant has changed as the field of OD has continued to change and evolve. Based on 80 years of combined experience, Sorensen and Yaeger have experienced the changing nature of OD and the changing nature of OD education, particularly as part of one of the first masters and PhD Programs in the field. In this session, OD Practitioner Editorial Board Members Peter Sorensen and Therese Yaeger we will address: The Past: A brief review of the evolution of OD; The Present: The current status of OD; The Future: The Future of OD and your OD shelf life.
Sponsored by: Fielding Graduate University
Organization Development, Sinkholes, and Planned Change: Analysis of Variation of Underlying Forces for Practical Knowledge and Relevant Research
Dorothy Agger-Gupta, Ph.D., Program Director and Professor, School of Human and Organizational Development
OD professionals and researchers are well aware of the magnitude of the costs of unexpected disruptions to successful planned change initiatives for cultural, social, organizational, technological and ecological improvements. Yet, after decades of research and experience to improve planned change in complex environments, these initiatives remain plagued by unforeseen events and unintended consequences. While underlying causes are often noted after the event, sustainable planned change initiatives in today’s complex environment can benefit from greater understanding of unseen forces that emerge to disrupt projects. Analysis of variation, informed by phenomenography, builds upon existing OD approaches to planned change that address forces such as resistance, gender issues, and engagement of recipients. This session illustrates new understandings of geological sinkholes and presents fundamentals of analysis of variation. We will discuss practical ways OD professionals and researchers can apply analysis of variation to discover and map unseen forces that create sinkholes and disrupt planned change initiatives in today’s complex landscape of interdependent cultural, technological, ecological, social, and organizational forces.