Convention Corner

AUGUST 25, 2021

Evening Events | Downtown Columbus

It may not feel like fall quite yet, but in just a few short weeks October will be here – and it will finally be time for the Convention and Expo! Our Local Arrangements Committee can’t wait to welcome you back to Columbus and ensure you have a great Convention experience. Whether you want to venture out to explore the city or relax at the hotel with your colleagues, we have plenty of options for you when the sessions end for the day.

If after a day of programs, you’re…

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The Columbus Ghost Tour will be held Wednesday night from 8-10 p.m. You must pre-register for this event. Additional fee: $35/person

Ready for a spooky adventure – Sign up for a Columbus Ghost Tour! During this 90-minute outdoor walking tour, you’ll explore downtown Columbus and hear tales of ghosts, ghouls, and murder. (Pre-registration is required, $35/person)

Ready to play – Try out a new game at our Board Game Gallery Wednesday night from 8 – 11 p.m. in the Taft Room at the Hyatt Regency.

Ready for a laugh – Join us for Buckeye Battledecks, where participants are forced to give fake presentations for our amusement (and GLORY). If you’re never been to one – trust us, it’s worth staying up for! Battledecks will be held Wednesday night from 9-11 p.m. in the Delaware Room at the Hyatt Regency.

Ready to relax and socialize – You won’t want to miss our evening reception at Columbus Metropolitan Library on Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Unwind in style with your colleagues by enjoying local food and self-guided tours of this historic Carnegie library. Transportation from the Hyatt Regency will be provided. This event is free for all attendees; however, your Convention and Expo badge is required.

Ready to sing – Belt out your favorite song at our “Rock the Mic” Karaoke party on Thursday night from 9 – 11 p.m. in the Delaware Room at the Hyatt Regency.

Ready to explore – Stop by our hospitality booth on the third floor of the Hyatt Regency for recommendations on great places to eat and visit while you’re in town!

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Enjoy local bites and brews while taking a self-guided tour of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Thursday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

And don’t forget to stop by our Convention Store (by the famous Book Loft of German Village) for books and other fun goodies!

As you can see, we’ve been hard at work planning safe and fun events for you to enjoy. I hope you’ll register now and join us for all of the amazing keynote speakers, programs, and special events we have planned. See you there!

— Erica Cherup, Local Arrangements Chair