Schedule, abstracts, and participants:
The schedule, including abstracts of the talks, can be found here.
Titles and abstracts for the poster session can be found here.
The list of participants can be found here.
For participants who have been allocated reimbursement, here is the necessary information. The NSF grant which supports Midwest Dynamics is held at IUPUI, so reimbursement forms should be posted there (see address on Participant Information Sheet). There are a couple of important points on the Participant Information Sheet: Participants who are sharing a hotel room must pay half of the hotel amount and present receipt for their share of the reimbursement. Also, the deadline for reimbursement is Nov 21 2015.
“Participant Information Sheet” is here.
“US Citizen packet” is here.
“Forms and Copies” Required for Travel is here.
“International Visitor packet” is here.
The conference is using a few venues on campus. In the order we will use them, here they are on the OSU campus map:
1. Math Tower 7th floor Lounge, 231 W. 18th Ave, Building 007 on campus maps.
2. The MBI Auditorium, 3rd floor, Jennings Hall, 1735 Neil Ave, Building 014 on campus maps.
3. Lecture Theatre EA0170, “Math Annex Building”, 209 W. 18th Ave, Building 004 on campus maps.
4. River Den Room, Drake Events Center, 1849 Cannon Dr., Building 296 on campus maps.
General campus maps, and visitor parking information, etc, can be found here: https://www.osu.edu/map/.
Free, if fairly slow, internet available to the public on campus. Just connect to the WiFi@Osu network. Ohio State participates in eduroam, so participants whose home universities also participate in this will be able to get fast internet.
Walking from the Hampton Inn:
For participants staying at the Hampton Inn OSU, a hotel shuttle bus will be available to campus. However, if you prefer to walk, there are two options as follows. The walk is just over 2 miles to the Mathematics Department.
There is a pleasant route along the river as follows: map
At night however, it would be best to take the road (unless you feel like walking through a cemetery on Halloween night): map
Parking on campus:
Parking is quite expensive on campus (around $12 per day), and fees are enforced 24/7. The nearest garage to the Math department is Tuttle Park Place.
Social events and dining:
Drinks reception: On Friday evening, after the talks, there will be a drinks reception in the math department until 7.00pm. There will be some light snacks provided, but nothing intended as a substitute for dinner. See below for some suggestions for dining options on Friday night.
Conference dinner and drinks: For the conference dinner and drinks on Saturday night, there will be a cash bar. Please bring cash if you would like to purchase alcohol at the dinner.
Refreshments: Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided at the refreshment breaks through the weekend. Coffee (of the same quality provided at the conference) can also be purchased from the cafes at the university libraries. The 18th Avenue library is adjacent to the Math Building. The main library is a five minute walk. It is a very nice building, with an excellent view from the reading room on the top floor.
Restaurant options (with some editorial from the local organizer):
Bistro 2110 at the Blackwell Hotel: this is a nice upmarket restaurant, and very convenient.
Most restaurants in walking distance to campus are student oriented, and are clustered along N. High St. Many of these restaurants are Chipotles, and Noodles & Co., Panera, etc. This provides a lot of choices for lunch. Here are some recommendations for dinner:
1. Alana’s Restaurant, 2333 N. High Street: This is arguably the best restaurant in Columbus. It is upmarket, but has a nice and welcoming feel. The chef greets each customer personally! It is a small restaurant, so reservations are essential.
2. New Taj Mahal, 2361 N. High Street: A simple friendly Indian restaurant. The organizer likes it, but it ain’t fancy.
3. Eddie George’s Grille, 1636 N. High Street: A sports bar named after the OSU football star. Lots of Buckeyes memorabilia. I imagine that they make a good burger.
4. Panera, 300 W.Lane, or 1619 N. High St.: A good choice for lunch.
Olentangy River Road:
There are a few good options on Olentangy river road, near the intersection with 3rd Ave. Parking is convenient. Walking is possible (it is about 1.7 miles, or 35 minute walk from the Math Department).
1. Miller’s Columbus Ale House, 1201 Olentangy River Road: Well reviewed new bar, serving good quality pub food.
2. Cap City Fine Diner and Bar, 1299 Olentangy River Road: An upmarket restaurant providing “Updated American fare in retro-chic digs”.
3. Columbus Fish Market, 1245 Olentangy River Road: An upmarket, and nice, fish restaurant.
The Short North is one of the main entertainment districts in Columbus, and comprises the stretch of High Street from just South of campus to downtown. There are a large number of bars and boutique restaurants. Here are some reviews.
There are some nice restaurants and bars conveniently located along Grandview Avenue, about ten minutes drive from campus. Parking is not difficult.
1. Matt the Miller’s Tavern: Gastropub fare and excellent beer selection.
2. The Grandview Cafe: A popular bar which also does food.
3. Trattoria Roma: A reasonably upmarket Italian restaurant.
Other options in Columbus:
To exhaustively explore the many dining options in Columbus, I recommend the Experience Columbus website.