Special Events

Professional Networking Tour

Explore Columbus through locals' eyes in this exclusive professional networking event. The event will take place Tuesday, May 29, from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and encompass tours of Middle West Spirits and Brother’s Drake Meadery, two locally-owned enterprises with unique offerings; learn about how partnerships and passion for Ohio’s world class agriculture led Middle West to craft their delicious spirits from scratch.  Enjoy some samples and hear about the process of fermenting raw windflower honey sourced in Ohio to produce delicious mead wine.  At this networking event you’ll hear about the owners’ journey and commitment to local ownership and resources, while also having the chance to connect with many conference attendees in a casual setting. To register for this pre-conference event, click here

Reception at Huntington Park


Join us at an iconic sight in downtown Columbus while enjoying a fun and casual reception at Huntington Park, home to the Columbus Clippers. Network with fellow professionals while enjoying local food, wine, beer and entertainment on Wednesday, May 30th, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Conference registration covers the cost of the reception and you do not need to register for this event.