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Compensation & Expenses Policy

Out-of-State Speakers

  • $325 speaking fee per hour, providing all information requirements and notes are provided by the established deadlines.
  • $275 speaking fee per hour, if notes are not provided by the established deadlines.
  • Complimentary registration fee (does not include hands-on labs)*
  • Airfare from their home city to Columbus, Ohio arranged through the OVMA-designated travel source. If the speaker wishes a different travel pattern, the OVMA will honor it as long as the cost does not exceed the “to and from” Columbus airfare; otherwise the difference shall be the speakers responsibility.
  • A travel stipend of $100 to $250 depending upon the distance traveled to attend the Conference and number of days at the Conference.
  • Complimentary scientific notes on flash drive
  • OVMA pays hotel room and tax for those nights reflective of the speaking engagement.
  • Six-hour minimum requested. Can be waived by the Program Chair or President.

In-State Speakers

  • $325 speaking fee per hour, providing all information requirements and notes are provided by the established deadlines.
  • $275 speaking fee per hour if notes are not provided by the established deadlines.
  • Complimentary registration fee (does not include hands-on labs)*
  • Complimentary scientific notes on flash drive
  • If the speaker resides in Ohio but outside Central Ohio (defined as Franklin and its contiguous counties), and speaks at least three hours the OVMA will:
    • Pay the hotel room and tax of the speaker for those nights reflective of the speaking engagement
    • Pay the mileage from their home city to Columbus at the IRS reimbursable rate

*If a speaker receives an honorarium and speaks one hour or less, he/she receives complimentary registration for the day on which they speak. For a full registration, he/she would pay the difference between a full and one-day registration. If the nature of the speaker’s position precludes accepting an honorarium, he/she may receive a full or one-day complimentary registration at the discretion of the executive director.