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June 18-23, 2006: Columbus, OH

Arriving in Columbus:

Driving directions to The Ohio State University campus are available
Driving directions to the on-campus housing check-in facility (Royer Tower) are available
If you are flying into Port Columbus International airport, it is recommended that you take a taxi to the OSU campus (approximately $25 one-way).

On-Campus Housing

Workshop participants have the option of staying in dormitory housing on the Ohio State University campus during the duration of the workshop.

For more information about the on-campus housing from Conference Services, including parking information, please see this FAQ site:

Each room is air-conditioned with 2 twin beds, a private bathroom, study room with desk, chair and lamp for each resident, telephone, and at least one lounge chair (linens are provided).

You have a choice of the following 2 options:

private room: $300 (full week)
double room: $150 (each occupant, full week)

Please note that the full weekly rate of 7 days is more cost-effective than the rate for 6 days. Dorm rooms are currently reserved for June 17-24, for a one-week payment; extra nights are not guaranteed at this point.

To reserve an on-campus dormitory room, please e-mail your check-in/check-out dates and your preference for a shared or private room to Eric Boschmann, the SPACE workshop assistant. If necessary, also indicate the name of a preferred roommate.

Please also note that you will need to pay in full as you check in. You can pay by cash, credit card (Visa/Mastercard), or check (made payable to the Ohio State University).

The following accomodation are also available as an alternative to dormitory housing:

The Blackwell Hotel (on campus)
2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
Discount rate $124/night (parking extra).
Mention you are a SPACE workshop participant with OSU Geography Department.
Please call 614-247-4000 or toll free 866-247-4003 for more information.

Off-Campus Hotels

Adjacent to campus:

Holiday Inn on the Lane
328 West Lane Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201
(614) 294-4848
Located directly across from the Ohio State University, free airport shuttle, heated pool, hot tub, restaurant, lounge, adjacent jogging track.

University Plaza
3110 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43202
(877) 677-5292
Discount rate $94/night.
Mention you are a SPACE workshop participant with OSU Geography Department.
Complementary shuttle to/from OSU campus (Department of Geography is 2.35 miles away) is available.
Complementary airport shuttle is also available.


On Sunday, June 18, we will start at 8:00am with breakfast in Room 1080 of Derby Hall, located in the OSU Geography Department.


If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact the workshop coordinator, Dr. Mei-Po Kwan: or Tel # 614-292-9465.

Thank you. Have a great week!


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