Both hotels and the conference venue are located approximately 12-20 minutes (depending upon traffic) from Columbus International Airport (airport code CMH) and a taxi will cost approximately $22.00-32.00 and an Uber a bit less. Note that Ubers pickup on the arrivals level in the taxi area.
The Blackwell Inn is located on The Ohio State University campus, approximately a 15-minute walk to the conference venue at The Ohio Union (free campus shuttles are also available). The group rate is $152.00, plus tax and valet parking, per evening for a room with either a king bed or two queen beds (group rate is available the nights of Wednesday, 4/19 through Saturday, 4/22). Reservation requests must be made no later than Monday, March 20, 2017 to receive this rate, and space is limited, so we suggest booking early. To make your reservation call the reservations team directly at 614 247 4000. Please mention the conference when calling / emailing to receive the conference rate. The Blackwell offers complimentary airport transportation that must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance (see hotel website for details). For more information please visit http://www.theblackwell.com.
The Hampton Inn is located approximately 1.7 miles south of The Ohio State University in the Short North, a vibrant area full of coffee shops, galleries, restaurants, bars, and an indoor market. The Hampton is a 30 to 35-minute walk or a 10-16-minute bus ride – cost $2.00 each way – to the conference Venue at The Ohio Union (busses pass several times an hour). The group rate is $129.00, plus tax and valet parking, per evening for a room with either a king bed or two queen beds (group rate is available the nights of Wednesday, 4/19 through Sunday, 4/23). Reservation requests must be made no later than Wednesday, March 29, 2017 to receive this rate. To reserve please visit http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/C/CMHHSHX-AIS-20170419/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG and enter code AIS.