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Venue and Lodging

The Conference and Lodging are both conveniently located at The Blackwell Inn.

Welcome to the AEES room block!

The Blackwell Inn, located on the campus of The Ohio State University, is your upscale choice when staying in Columbus. The group rate is $159, plus tax and valet parking, per evening for a room with either One King bed or Two Queen beds. Reservation requests must be made no later than Saturday, May 9, 2020 to receive this rate. If you are requesting a reservation after this date, please contact the hotel directly for availability; toll free 866-247-4003. 

The Blackwell Inn has the following onsite dining options, Bistro 2110, our full service restaurant featuring breakfast and lunch buffet as well as our full menu; Lobby Lounge, featuring a limited menu and hand-crafted cocktails; lastly, In-Room Dining service available from 6:30am until midnight. The hotel also offers complimentary local transportation within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. Reservations are encouraged; please contact our concierge at (614) 247-4000 to make arrangements or use the online booking portal. Please note, it is on a first come, first serve basis for availability. Valet parking is available for all guests and attendees, overnight rates are $25 and may be applied to your room. 

We look forward to welcoming you to The Ohio State University and Columbus, Ohio!

Online Reservations

To reserve a room online go to:

In the top right corner select BOOK NOW. Choose your dates from the drop down arrow and select BOOK NOW. Click the drop down arrow for SPECIAL CODES OR RATES. Then, click the drop down arrow next to the Promo Code to select GROUP CODE, and input: FABE2020. Continue to follow the prompts after the group rate appears to book the room.