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HERU 2017 will be hosted at the Blackwell Inn and Pfahl Conference Center, on the campus of the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. In addition to its diverse and lively culture, Columbus offers a very convenient and speedy 15 minute drive to the John Glenn International Airport. With almost 50% of the US population located within 500 miles of Columbus, it is a perfect location to hold the third HERU conference.

Travel & Airports: John Glenn International Airport (CMH) is the nearest international airport located approximately 10 miles from the Blackwell Inn.

Shuttle Service: The Blackwell  Inn offers complimentary pre-arranged airport transportation (based on availability) to and from the Port Columbus International Airport for hotel guests. Please contact our Concierge or Guest Services Representative by calling (614) 247-4050 or (866) 247-4003 to schedule your airport transportation (24 hours prior notification is required).  

To and from the John Glenn Int'l : Click here for more information on transportation options to and from the John Glenn International Airport.

Go here for Directions to Ohio State University​​

Go here for Directions to the Blackwell Inn and Conferenc​e Center


Visitor Parking on Campus
Visitors and guests to The Ohio State University are required to purchase parking any time they park on campus. All parking on campus is allocated and signed for specific uses, and parking regulations are enforced 24/7.​

Visitor Parking




Corvallis Oregon River Walk
Visit Ohio State University​
Take this opportunity to explore the Ohio State University campus. Whether it is a stroll across the oval or lunch at Sloopy's Diner, there is always something fun and new to discover on campus. 

Oregon Wineries
Experience Columbus​
Want to stretch your legs and explore beyond the Ohio State campus? From the Scioto Mile​ that consists of 175-acres of parkland along the downtown riverfront to a Columbus Clippers​ baseball, Columbus is an exciting progressive city that provides opportunities and experiences that fits every style and every pace. 

Travel Oregon 
Discover Ohio​                         Tourism Ohio provides information regarding events and places to go in not only central Ohio but the entire state. Whether it's extending your stay to drive the rolling hills of the Ohio ​Amish Country or enjoy a weekend in Cleveland, the spring in Ohio offers something for everyone.​