Know Before You Go

To help you prepare for your visit to the Ohio Safety Congress & Expo®, we have provided some helpful information related to Columbus and the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Directions and Parking 
The Ohio Safety Congress & Expo® is hosted at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Their address is 400 – 500 North High Street Columbus, Ohio 43215. Driving directions to Congress can be found here
A few parking garages are available around the Convention Center. Please note that advanced parking can be purchased online
here. We would recommend paying ahead of time since this will guarantee you a space at your selected parking facility. 

Food within the Convention Center 

There are many of food options in and around the Convention Center. The South Café & Marketplace offer a variety of food options on Level 1 near the South Garage and Nationwide Boulevard entrance. For more information about the restaurants within the South Marketplace, please click here
There are also food options within the Discovery Café. The Café 
is located inside the facility’s west entrance, between Exhibit Hall A and Exhibit Hall B. For more information about the Discovery Café, click here.
Café options are found in the map shown below. 

North Market and near by Restaurants 
There are numerous restaurants within walking distance of the Convention Center. The Historic Short North has been a public market for 147 years and has many restaurant options. For a full list of restaurants and operation hours, please click here. Outside of the North Market, there are many restaurants located on or near High Street such as; BareburgerRuth's Chris Steak HouseFYR Short NorthKooma sushi RestaurantMartini Modern Italian, and The Naked Bird.

Free Wifi for light use like reading emails and web browsing can be found throughout the Convention Center and meeting rooms.

The Convention Center is highly accessible for people with disabilities and limited mobility. The Convention Center has permanent building access accommodations such as wheelchair ramps, automatic doors, elevator standards, door-width standards, parking facilities and restroom accessibility. Additionally, the Convention Center has wheelchairs if you (or another attendee) is in need of one. Please contact Public Safety directly at (614) 827-2547. A member of the Public Safety Department will bring the wheelchair to you. For more information about accessibility within the Convention Center, see here.

Things to do in Columbus
The Short North is right down the road from the Convention Center.
Known as the art and soul of Columbus, visitors are invited to explore the vibrant neighborhood known for amazing art, dining, nightlife, fashion, home décor, and unique gifts. For more information about the Short North, see here. Additionally, the Franklin Park Conservatory, COSI, Segway tours, and the Columbus Museum of Art are all near the Convention Center and are fun tourist activities to participate in.

Daytime highs are in the mid-40’s. Evenings are usually in the low-30's. To view live updates of weather, please see here

The Ohio Safety Congress® attire is business casual. It is recommended that participants also dress accordingly for the weather. 


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