Vibrant and alive, Ohio’s capital is known for its open attitude, smart style and entrepreneurial spirit. Columbus’ blend of distinctive neighborhoods, dynamic nightlife and music, creative arts scene, original culinary experiences and wide array of festivals and attractions is made unforgettable by its outgoing locals who warmly welcome visitors.

Centrally located in the Midwest, Columbus is an easy destination for attendees to get to, with more than half the U.S. population living within a one-day’s drive or one-hour flight from Columbus. John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), which offers nonstop flights to 50+ destinations, is just eight miles or 10 minutes from downtown.

Attendees will quickly realize that Columbus is a compact city that’s simple to navigate. Its distinct neighborhoods are referred to as the “Five on High” as they sit on a five mile stretch of High Street, the city’s main thoroughfare, and they are packed with restaurants, shops, galleries and more.

The 1.8 million sq. ft. Greater Columbus Convention Center conveniently sits in the heart of “Five on High.” 2,700+ of the 5,000+ total sleeping rooms downtown connect to the center with 29,000+ sleeping rooms citywide.

Columbus prides itself on being a destination that is welcoming and accessible to everyone and has made it its mission to amplify the people, businesses and places for the benefit of locals and visitors alike. Attendees can feel welcome in Columbus, knowing that the city is doing the behind-the-scenes work to celebrate people of diverse backgrounds.

Atlantic City at a glance

Meet your rep

Leah Zender

Regional Director, East/Southeast