OVMA reserves blocks of discounted rooms at area hotels for MVC attendees. Visit the Travel section for hotel contact information, rates and other travel details as they becomes available.
As OVMA does not handle or have access to attendee hotel reservations, you should contact the hotel directly if you have any questions or changes. Please visit the Hotels & Travel page for the phone number of each hotel or refer to your hotel reservation confirmation email.
In addition to your standard travel items, we recommend you bring:
*The MVC does not have notes-printing stations on site.
**See the mobile app FAQs for instructions on how to access and download documents to your device.
***The On-Site Program contains pages for handwritten notes, but if you tend to take a lot of notes, we encourage you to bring a notebook with you.
We love them as much as you, but Convention Center regulations and health department codes prohibit pets. In keeping with the law, only assistance animals are permitted. (See next question for details.)
Per the Americans with Disabilities Act and Ohio law, disabled individuals are permitted to bring assistance animals into most public places. These regulations include the following provisions:
You will be able to pick up a copy of the On-Site Program when you arrive. Please note, the On-Site Program DOES NOT contain session descriptions, so if you would like to be able to read descriptions, please bring your Registration Program with you or refer to the mobile app.
Keep in mind that the MVC is not just an educational event, but a networking event as well! Therefore, we recommend business casual attire. You may wish to dress in layers, as meeting room temperatures can vary.
The MVC is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St., Columbus Ohio 43215) and the Hyatt Regency Hotel (350 N. High St.). View map & get driving directions ❯❯
Taxis, the COTA bus line, rental car companies, and rideshare services are all available at John Glenn International Aiport. See the Hotels & Travel page for more information.
There are several garages and surface lots located within walking distance to the GCCC and Hyatt. Please see the Hotels & Travel page for more information on nearby lots, parking rates, and pre-pay options.
Keep in mind that the MVC is not the only event occurring at the venue, and downtown Columbus is a busy metropolis—so it's best to give yourself plenty of time to commute, park, and navigate in/around the Convention Center.
Because finding parking can sometimes be tricky, we recommend you sightsee on foot when possible. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues within walking distance. Visit Experience Columbus to learn more about nearby activities.
If you plan to venture farther away, or adverse weather makes walking impractical, you can catch a ride on the COTA bus system, hail a taxi, or use a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft to get around town. Learn more ❯❯
Yes. Individuals who miss advance registration will be able to register on site during these hours:
Please be aware that downtown Columbus is busy in the morning, and multiple events occur at the GCCC simultaneously. Also keep in mind that registration lines are the longest first thing in the morning.
*You can save time by reserving a parking spot in advance.
Use the self-serve badge-printing kiosk to reprint your own badge or visit Attendee Assistance to have us print one for you.
Attendees will be able to purchase lunch right in the Exhibit Hall during the midday break, and there are a variety of other dining establishments in or within walking distance of the convention center.
Attendees can use the Charging Stations in the Exhibit Hall Lounge to charge electronics, but they should bring their own charging cords. There are also power strips in the Gathering Corner located outside the Exhibit Hall south entrance; a limited number of Android and Apple cords are provided for attendee use.
Attendees are invited to post and browse employment opportunities and for-sale listings on the bulletin board located outside the Exhibit Hall. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The MVC currently does not host a job fair or other recruitment events, but attendees are welcome and encouraged to use the mobile app to network with colleagues.
The MVC does not provide dedicated private interview space, but attendees may set up small informal meetings amongst themselves in the common areas. The mobile app can also be used to set up appointments with other attendees.
There is a private room designated for nursing mothers located on the south side of the GCCC/Hyatt connector. There are also family restrooms located in the upper A-Pod behind room A210 and another in the GCCC Lounge restrooms near the South Café & Marketplace. These single-use areas are equipped with a seat, electricity, and a lockable door.
Mothers who would like to store their equipment or need access to a refrigerator during sessions may use the OVMA staff office. Stop by the Attendee Assistance counter to inquire.
No, child care is not offered.
Attendees can drop off or look for abandoned items in the MVC Registration & Attendee Assistance area or visit the GCCC/Hyatt lost and found in the Hyatt Regency’s Union hallway.
Yes, a coat check is available each day of the Conference near the Exhibit Hall. Attendees may check coats and luggage, if need be. Refer to the floorplan in the On-Site Program or Mobile App for its specific location.
No. Due to low attendee interest, we have discontinued audio recording.
Yes. One-day Exhibit Hall-only badges are available to purchase on site.
Badges are encoded with your name, address, phone and fax numbers, organization, and e-mail address (if provided). Exhibitors obtain this information when they scan your badge in the Exhibit Hall. If you do not wish to share your information, politely decline to have your badge scanned.
See the Exhibitors list or the mobile app (once available) for an up-to-date roster of companies that have signed up to participate.