Columbus, Ohio

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio, USA 43215
Tel: (614)  463-1234

Sightseeing in Columbus as recommended by the ASIS&T Central Ohio Chapter

SPECIAL TOURS FOR ASIS&T CONFERENCE
 

Visit the Cartoon Research Library
Have a little free time? Need a break? Take the opportunity to tour the Cartoon Research Library (http://cartoons.osu.edu/) located on the Ohio State University campus. The Cartoon Research Library holds the largest collections of original cartoon art in the world. The collection includes editorial cartoons, comic strips, comic books, graphic novels, sports cartoons, and magazine cartoons. Currently on display is the works of Sam Milai (March 23, 1908 – April 30, 1970), an artist and cartoonist of the Pittsburgh Courier. Find out more about the exhibition at http://cartoons.osu.edu/exhibits.php.

Tour begins at 3:30 on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 and lasts between an hour and an hour and a half depending on questions. Numbers are limited for the tour so please sign-up online or at the sign-in sheet on the message board at the conference. The Cartoon Research Library is a short drive or bus ride north on High street (#2 bus) to Ohio State University; the Library is in the same building as the Wexner Center for the Arts, on High Street between 15th and 17th avenue. 

Tour OSU’s Digital Union
Tour OSU’s Digital Union, which is the place on campus to put your hands on emerging technologies. The Digital Union is an experimental space where faculty, staff, and students can learn about and test everything from video and audio equipment to surface computing and lecture recording systems. The tour will include the new Learning Collaboration Studio, a classroom designed with radical flexibility in mind. The Studio is the spot where faculty can test-drive accessible technologies, interactive whiteboards, videoconferencing and virtual environments and experiment with their use as teaching tools. The tour will end with a screening of digital media projects from the Digital Union.

Tour begins at 3:00pm on Tuesday, October 28, and lasts roughly an hour. Please sign-up online or at the sign-in sheet on the message board at the conference. The Digital Union is a short drive or bus ride north on High Street (#2 bus) to Ohio State University, then 2 blocks West on 18th Ave. The Union is Room 370 in the Science and Engineering Library on the OSU campus. 

Columbus Landmarks Foundation Ghost Walk 
Join us for a spooky hour long walking tour right at your front door – we’ll leave from the conference hotel. The stories take place in some of our city's finest historic structures. From Abe Lincoln’s last dance to the mayor who still looks after the city – hear tales of early Columbus and its residents. Halloween customs and forgotten cemeteries of Old Columbus Town add to the atmosphere. Cost is $10 for conference attendees, proceeds to benefit the non-profit Columbus Landmarks Foundation (http://columbuslandmarks.org). 

Tour will gather in the main lobby of the conference hotel, and will begin at 7:30pm on Sunday, October 26. Pre-registration either online or at the sign-in sheet on the conference message board is a must