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. Ball State University and University of Louisville have since been invited and joined the organization. Originally only State universities attended OHECC but as the popularity and effectiveness of this conference increased, private, technical, and community colleges began attending OHECC. 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.