CORD+SDHS 2017 Joint Conference
Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
he Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
October 19-22, 2017 

The Ohio State University Department of Dance will host the 2017 CORD+SDHS Conference.  

Events on Thursday, October 19 will take place at the Blackwell Inn, 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210
Events on Friday, October 20 will take place at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210
Events on Saturday–Sunday, October 21–22, will take place at Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43210

Host Hotels

There are two conference hotel options:

The Blackwell Inn

2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
Phone: 614-247-4000/866-247-4003
Fax: 614-247-4040

Rate: $149/night for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy

To reserve a room, please call the Blackwell Inn and say you are part of the CORD and SDHS Conference group to reserve the discounted rate.

The Blackwell is located on campus and is approximately a ten-minute walk to the Union and Sullivant Hall; there is a free campus bus that runs directly from the Blackwell to the Union.

The Blackwell offers valet parking for hotel guests at an overnight rate of $18 per day.  Self parking is available in Lane Avenue Parking Garage located next to the hotel. 

The Blackwell offers complimentary airport transportation for hotel guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. Details on the transportation schedule will be available closer to the conference dates.

Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus-Downtown

501 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2008
Phone: 614-559-2000
Fax: 614-559-2001

Rate: $129/night for single, double, triple, or quad occupancy.  To reserve a room, call 1-800-426-7866 or use this link: TBD

The Hampton Inn is located on High Street, in the heart of the Short North arts district and adjacent to the Brewery district and the Arena district. It is several blocks away from the Union and Sullivant Hall. The COTA #2 city bus runs straight up High Street from the Hampton Inn to the Union and Sullivant and runs multiple times per hour for $2/ride. Private busing scheduled in the morning and evening will also be provided to conference delegates.

Directions to the Hampton Inn:  

From I-71 Southbound: Take I-670 West to Exit 4B (follow signs to High St), turn left on High St. Hotel is on right (across from Convention Ctr). From I-71N, I-70E & I-70W to Fourth St exit (north), to left on Nationwide Blvd, to right on High St. Hotel is on left (corner of Spruce & High across from Convention Ctr)

From the airport: Take 670 West to 3rd Street.  Take right (west) on Chestnut and then right (north) on High Street.  Turn left on Spruce Street for hotel valet parking. 

Taxi: Typical fare is $25. 

COTA Public Transportation: John Glenn International is served by COTA, Columbus’ public transportation system. COTA AirConnect provides direct bus service between John Glenn International and Downtown Columbus, serving downtown hotels and the Greater Columbus Convention Center. AirConnect is $2.75 each way, and ride passes can be purchased with credit/debit cards at the bus stop just to the right of the taxi station. Get the full AirConnect schedule here.

There are numerous other hotels and motels in the area as well. 

    The Blackwell Inn

    Hampton Inn and Suites Columbus-Downtown

    Traveling to Columbus, Ohio

    Traveling by Air:

    The John Glenn Columbus International Airport, airport code CMH (Formerly Port Columbus International Airport), is a 10-15 minute drive or cab ride to campus. The Blackwell and Hampton Inn provide complimentary airport shuttles with reservation.

    -Megabus and Greyhound bus stations are each a 10-15 minute cab ride to campus.

    -Columbus does not have national (Amtrak) train transportation.

    -Public transportation in Columbus is through the COTA bus system. Ohio State has its own university bus system, CABS, which intersects with COTA. COTA is $2 per ride; CABS is free. For information about COTA:

    Visa Situation:

    The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) allows citizens of participating countries to travel to the United States without a visa for stays of 90 days or less, for tourism or business. Most conference attendees will be valid under a Business category of the VWP as eligible visitors are able to attend a scientific, educational, professional, or business convention or conference. Travelers must be eligible to use the VWP and have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) approval prior to travel. You must also have a round trip ticket indicating return passage to a country outside the United States. For more information:

    If you are eligible to travel on the VWP, but prefer to have a visa in your passport, you may still apply for a visitor (B) visa. The 38 eligible countries for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) can be found here:

    In order to travel without a visa on the VWP, you must have authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) prior to boarding a U.S. bound air or sea carrier. The automated web-based system allows you to determine your eligibility to travel without a visa to the United States. Visit the ESTA webpage on the CBP website for more detailed information, to apply for ESTA, and pay the fee. If you do not meet eligibility requirements for the VWP then you must apply for a visa.

    Each traveler must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after your planned departure from the United States. Please refer to the above website for country-specific information on the correct type of passport. 

    If you need a letter of invitation or a letter confirming acceptance of your proposal to present at the conference, please contact Cindy Lemek, Association Manager for CORD and SDHS, at

    Congress on Research in Dance and Society of Dance History Scholars
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