Drink plenty of water to keep you energized and focused for the countless learning and networking opportunities in Columbus. There are water stations and fountains located in the each Convention location for accessible hydration. Help make a difference to the environment by bringing your own water bottle.
Looking for a place to slow down and reflect? A prayer and meditation room will be available for conference participants. This room is available throughout the entire convention and is sponsored by Commission for Spirituality, Faith, Religion and Meaning. A list of places of worship is available online.
It is easy to ignore your basic needs when you are wired from stimulating conversations, so be sure to budget in time for meals and bring some snacks. Check out Crave, the Columbus Dining Magazine for restaurant suggestions.
Be sure to check out the local restaurants’ menus to find healthy options while in Columbus. If you are a vegetarian or a vegan, you may find the Happy Cow a good resource to locate eateries in Columbus.
The Greater Columbus Convention Center is adjacent to the North Market, where you will find many smaller eateries and specialty items. Additional discounts and information regarding local eating options in Columbus can be found at Convention Assistance, located near Registration.
All convention hotels offer fitness centers for complimentary use for attendees’ indoor fitness needs. If you prefer some fresh air, you can walk, run or bike along the pathway by the Scioto Mile, or Bicentennial Park/Main St. Bridge both about a mile away. For places to run while in Columbus, check out this article.
Looking to connect with other higher education professionals and find an exercise buddy at convention? These sites are open to all who work in higher education. Visit the Student Affairs Fitness Blog and its Facebook group, or if you are on Twitter or Facebook, use #SAfit.
Prepare for the Unexpected:
Check with your insurance provider to ensure that you have adequate coverage for medical emergencies prior to your arrival in Columbus if you are travelling from outside of the United States. Please see the Travel Resources page for more information.