General Information

General Information


The 2025 OMEA Professional Development Conference will take place in Cleveland from 9:30 AM, Thursday, February 6 - 3:00 PM, Saturday, February 8 at the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland and nearby hotel properties. The full schedule will be available through the guidebook app in December, 2024. Traditionally, the OMEA PDC is the third largest music conference in the United States with nearly 300 sessions presented by nationally recognized master teachers demonstrating research-based, best practices in the field of music education.

In addition, over 30 performing ensembles will present concerts showcasing the talents of Ohio's students.

Included in the registration fee is access to the largest music trade show east of the Mississippi. Displays and demonstrations by nearly 250 exhibitors from across the United States allow teachers to see the new products available in the music industry.

With a few additional steps, teachers may use their conference experience to earn CEU's (nominal additional registration expense) and graduate level continuing education credit (additional expense) for their licensure requirements.

2025 Attendee Information

Registration Information

  • Available online in the fall of 2024.
  • On-Site Registration
    • Available at the Registration desk (HCCC) during registration hours.
    • Registration will be available on-site using your mobile device. Limited computer registration access will be available.
    • If you intend to register in-person as an OMEA member, you should renew your membership through NAfME prior to February 6.
  • Badge Pick-up
    • Available for immediate pick up at the registration desk for those who registered online prior to posted deadline.
  • Non-teaching Family Member Registration
    • Available On-site only
  • Hours
    • Thursday - 8:30am to 6:00pm
    • Friday - 7:00am to 5:00pm
    • Saturday - 7:00am to 10:00am

Program of Events

  • There is no printed program book.
  • Download the free Guidebook app or scan the QR Code located near registration.
  • Changes and cancelations are communicated through guidebook and social media.
  • Please use #OMEAPDC when posting about the PDC. Thank you!


Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland
300 Lakeside Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Future PDC Dates

2025 Cleveland
February 6-8
2026 Columbus
January 29-31
2027 Columbus
January 28-30
2028 Cleveland
January 27-29