OEDA Annual Summit October 17-18, 2018
“Back to Basics”
October 17-18, 2018
Renaissance Columbus Downtown
Online Registration is now closed, but you can still register onsite!
Registration after October 8th will be on-site only (on-site registration will open Wednesday, October 17th beginning at 9:00 a.m. and will be located in the Woody Hayes Grand Ballroom Foyer, on the 2nd Floor of the Renaissance Columbus Downtown).
To save time onsite please print and fill out the 2018 ONSITE REGISTRATION FORM
ahead of time and bring it with you.
Annual Summit Hotel and Parking Info
If you need to reserve a hotel room for your stay at the Summit and were not able to reserve by the September 24th for the Renaissance hotel block, below are additional hotel suggestions. Please note that you may be able to find lower hotel room rates outside of downtown during the Summit dates (due to increased event activity downtown), but the three options below are suggested and are in close proximity. Visit the links below to check rates online. Or, for more options, visit: https://www.experiencecolumbus.com/hotels/.
https://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/doubletree-suites-by-hilton-hotel-columbus-downtown-CMHSBDT/index.html (3 minute drive, 8 minute walk)
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/cmhcy-courtyard-columbus-downtown/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2 (5 minute drive, 10 minute walk)
Parking: The hotel garage is valet only (no self-parking) at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown. The overnight and daily discounted valet parking rate is $17 per day for Summit attendees. For additional parking options in downtown Columbus, please visit http://www.bestparking.com/columbus-parking/.
Thank you to our 2018 Annual Summit Awards
Thank you to our 2018 Annual Summit Reception Sponsors!
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