Welcome to the Heart ❤️ of the Midwest!
Let’s talk about your arrival. If you’re flying in to Columbus, you’ll arrive at John Glenn International Airport. Our airport is located on the east side of the city, so you will definitely need to catch a ride to the hotel. Share your travel adventures as you head to Columbus on social by using the #WIDNATCON18, #expcols and #asseenincolumbus hashtags.
The Conference Hotels are The Westin & the Red Roof Inn, Downtown.The Westin is directly connected to the Southern Theatre. The Red Roof Inn is located a few blocks away; you’ll want to plan on transportation to the conference if staying here.
Where Do I Park?
Parking is available at the Columbus Commons parking garage (across the street from the conference venues). For other parking options, see this map, or use the valet at The Westin. The overnight valet rate is $30 and the day rate is $15.
Where’s the Loo?
The Westin restrooms are located just off the lobby. Southern Theatre restrooms are located at the back of house. These are single-stall, handicap accessible restrooms. Additional, larger capacity restrooms, can be found on the mezzanine (second floor) level.
Did Someone Say Food?
During the conference, attendees will get to experience our local food scene. On Thursday, we invite you to take a quick walk to the Columbus Commons for the Food Truck Court. If Food Trucks aren’t your thing on Thursday and to make plans for Friday, there are many restaurants located all within walking distance. Check out our favs in the back of the conference agenda book.
To Uber or to Walk?
Our Happy Hour celebration at BrewDog Franklinton will be quite the soirée. Please note, parking around BrewDog is street only and very limited. We encourage attendees to use public transportation, car pool, or a car service. Read all streets signs carefully, as there are many restrictions, and it is mostly limited to residents with parking permits.
Nursing Moms Room
Nursing mothers can ask for the lactation room at the Westin lobby desk and you will be directed from there to the location.
Don’t Get Lost:
Let Us Help You Navigate the Venue
Use this map of the conference venue to find your way from the main stage to the Power Hours to our exclusive Members Lounge.