2022 UCT convention set for June in Columbus, Ohio!

Register for the 2022 UCT Convention


Join us for the UCT convention in Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday, June 25, 2022. We’re preparing to gather again – safely, of course! It’s been nearly three years since we held an in-person convention, and we know many of our members are looking forward to gathering again. While things could change due to the pandemic, here is the plan as it stands now:

The UCT Board of Governors will conduct a one day in-person business session with a virtual component. Since Zoom was well received by UCT members during the 2021 convention, we plan to use that same platform again.

There is a lot of business to conduct during a one-day session, but last year’s virtual meeting proved it can be done. Members who attend in-person and virtually will be able to participate in the Memorial Service, Business Session, and Installation.

Those who are eligible will be able to vote for officers, amendments, and resolutions. More details on how that will be conducted virtually will be provided later. For those who decide to make the trip to Columbus, lunch and dinner on Saturday, June 25, will be paid for by UCT as there will not be a per diem/travel allowance this year.

The Board invites members to arrive on Friday, June 24, 2022. This day will remain open for members to use as they see fit. Groups can coordinate meetings on their own, although it is highly recommended that business is completed prior to arriving in Columbus. If your group or region plans to host a dinner this would be the evening to do it.


Tentative Schedule

All of Saturday’s events will be held at the Quest Conference Center located near Columbus’ Polaris Fashion Place Mall:

7 a.m.  –  Meeting room opens at Quest Conference Center

8-9 a.m.  –  Memorial Service

9:30-11:30 a.m.  –  Business Session

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  –  Break for Lunch – those who attend in-person will be provided lunch at Quest if they register for the meal ahead of time on the UCT Convention webpage

1-5 p.m.  –  Business Session/Elections/Voting/Close of Business Session/Installation

6-8 p.m.  –  Banquet – those who attend in person will be provided dinner at Quest if they register for the meal ahead of time on the UCT convention webpage


Elections

More details on each event, voting and elections will be provided closer to the convention. Members who are eligible will have the opportunity to vote on amendments, resolutions, and officers whether they attend virtually or in-person.


Hotel Reservations

All members attending in-person will have to book their own hotel reservations. The UCT Board of Governors will be staying at the Four Points by Sheraton Columbus – Polaris, which is very close to the Quest Conference Center. Rooms at the Four Points are available for $111 per night. Here is the link to reserve your hotel room there:
Click here to book your group rate for the UCT Convention

There are other nearby hotel options. You can view those here:
www.quest-centers.com/lodging

If you would like more information on the Quest Conference Center, please visit: www.quest-centers.com

For details on restaurants and attractions in the area, please visit:
www.quest-centers.com/restaurants-polaris-parkway

UCT follows all state, federal and local guidelines pertaining to COVID-19. At this time a vaccine is not required to attend the meeting, but you may have to wear a mask. As we get closer to June, we’ll provide plans on safety protocols to keep those in attendance safe and healthy.


Shuttle Service will be Provided

The UCT Board of Governors has decided to provide a shuttle bus that will provide rides for members staying at the Four Points Sheraton – Polaris to the Quest Conference Center on Saturday, June 25. The shuttle service will start at 7 a.m. and run until 9 p.m. There is plenty of parking available at the Quest Conference Center for those members who are able to drive.


Important dates to know

June 1, 2022 – All Standing Committee nominations must be returned to the home office. If you want someone to represent your region, we need these nomination forms. Due to a lack of participation last year, we will be sending the nomination forms out with the facilitator packets so that during your regional convention you can make your selections and send them in.

June 7, 2022 – All regions should submit their delegates list by this date.

June 10, 2022 – This is the final day to register on the UCT convention webpage. You must indicate if you will be attending virtually or in-person and whether you will be attending the meals at Quest Conference Center.

Week of June 13, 2022 – If there are any virtual townhalls they will be held during this week.

June 17, 2022All committee reports to be placed on file and all proposed resolutions must be submitted to the home office, so that all reports can be posted online for members to review.


PDF documents to view and print

Resolutions Form 2022.pdf

2021 Convention Proceedings

Proposed Amendments to the UCT Constitution and Bylaws 2022

Board of Governors Proposed Resolutions to the Standing Orders 2022


Videos for UCT Board of Governors Candidates