Free and Open Software Conference and Expo - Columbus, Ohio - October 24-26, 2014

Directions

The Ohio LinuxFest 2014 will take place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, in downtown arena-district Columbus, Ohio.

Our events will be taking place at the "D-pod" toward the north end of the convention center (so called because the rooms start with D) and the Drury Inn and Suites, which is connected to the convention center.

Greater Columbus Convention Center

The convention center street address is:
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

Please refer to the convention center map for building details. Activities that will be taking place in the Greater Columbus Convention Center include:

  • Friday, October 24
  • Saturday, October 25
    • Keynotes and main track presentations
    • Career Track presentations
    • Open Source Solutions Stage presentations
    • Exhibitor Expo
    • Certification testing
    • After-party

 

Drury Inn and Suites Convention Center

The rest of the action will be at the Drury Inn and Suites, which is one of our hotels, and under the same roof as the Greater Columbus Convention Center. There is only one meeting room in the entire venue and it is just off the lobby. Just ask for "the meeting room" and you will be right there.

Drury Inn and Suites
88 E Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215

Activities hosted at the Drury Inn and Suites include:

 

Flying

Port Columbus Airport (CMH) is about a 15-minute drive from the Greater Columbus Convention Center and the Drury. While none of our hotels offer a free shuttle service, they recommend Central Ohio Taxi at 614-221-2222.

Driving

See the Greater Columbus Convention Center directions page or the brief directions below for how to reach the venue and hotel:

from Port Columbus airport I-670 West, Exit "4-B" to the Columbus Convention Center
from Cleveland I-71 South to West on I-670 "109-A" to Exit "4-B" to the Columbus Convention Center or I-71 South to Spring Street Exit; West on Spring Street to Fourth Street; North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard.
from Cincinnati I-71 North to I-70 East to Fourth Street Exit; North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard.
from Indianapolis I-70 East to Fourth Street Exit; North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard.
from Wheeling I-70 West to Fourth Street Exit; North on Fourth Street to Nationwide Boulevard.

Parking

Parking in the Arena District is mostly paid. The image below shows garages near the convention center.

Arena District parking map

Public Transportation

Local buses are available from the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA). Normal bus fare is $2.00, express fare $2.75; transfers are free by request.  You also have the option of riding the free CBUS circulator, outlined below: