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Conference Dates: October 3 - 6, 2009
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Conference Special Events

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New Members and First Time Attendee's Reception

New Midwest Chapter or OHSLA members and first-time Conference attendees are invited to this Reception, held just prior to the Exhibits Opening/Welcome Reception. This is a great opportunity to meet organizational leaders and other new members as we kick off the Conference.

Welcome Reception/Exhibits Opening:  Caribbean Night

Delicious food, great music, and an opportunity to meet with vendors and network with colleagues.  Entertainment will be Deighton Charlemagne.  Deighton is a steel drummer from the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia.  He will play a variety of Reggae and other island music. Learn more about Deighton Charlemagne from his web site.

Following the Reception:

Saturday night following the Reception, attendees will be transported by shuttle to the nearby arts, entertainment, and shopping event:

  • Gallery Hop, Short North Arts District. To learn more, see this video and Web site

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ohio Statehouse Event

Ohio Statehouse Rotunda


The Ohio Statehouse, with its history and grandeur, is the location for our Sunday night special event. The Statehouse is conveniently located directly across the street from the Hyatt on Capitol Square, our conference hotel. The event will begin in the Rotunda with music, hors d'oeuvres, and guided tours highlighting the history and architecture of the Statehouse.

Monday Morning:  1 Mile Walk with Colleagues

Kick-start your morning with a 45-minute walk through Downtown Columbus and receive a t-shirt!  See the #1 ranked Columbus Metropolitan Public Library, unique Topiary Garden, and more. 

Monday Evening: Dine-Arounds

German Village in Columbus, OHGerman Village--the largest privately funded restored historical area in the United States is the destination for Monday evening's dine-arounds. We'll take in fun restaurants for dinner and explore the 32-room Book Loft of German Village after dinner. Contact Lynda Hartel if you have questions/interest in this opportunity.