The Ohio Higher Education Computing Council (OHECC) groups together Information Technology (IT) organizations and professionals within institutions of higher education in the state of Ohio. It was founded at the University of Cincinnati in the early 1970s. Institutions from Indiana and Kentucky have since joined the organization. Historically, the Council has held two conferences each year, in the spring and the fall, with locations rotating between participating institutions. Beginning in 2001-2002, OHECC leadership decided to hold only one conference in the spring.
At these conferences, presentations are made by computing professional, faculty and others addressing topics ranging from current use and delivery of technology within higher education to future trends and prospects. Sponsoring vendors of computing hardware, software, communications and networking devices and other technologies are invited to exhibit and demonstrate the use of their products in higher education.
Typical attendance is between 150 and 200 participants from around 30 institutions. Institutions may range in size from small private colleges to large universities.