Conference and Event Management

The Office of Student Life at The Ohio State University welcomes you to work with our professional Conference and Event Management team. Whether you are a non-university client, a university department, or a registered student organization, our team will assist with planning the initial details for your special event or your international, national or local conference.   

Our vibrant and flexible campus spaces will be sure to welcome your attendees to engage, connect and learn in the heart of Columbus, Ohio’s metropolitan area. We host thousands of special events during the summer and throughout the academic year, including conferences and summer camps, recreational and athletic sporting events, large meetings and diverse social events. 

For meeting planners wishing to host a conference or special event on campus, we partner with many departments including our professional event planning team, catering, dining, summer conference housing, hotels, transportation and parking to assist you in the execution of your event. Our focus is making sure you have a successful and memorable event while experiencing The Ohio State University. 

We are excited to partner with you and host your conference or special event. If you are ready to begin planning, or if you have any questions about our spaces, availability or services, let’s connect!  

As a non-university client, please use our Non-University Client Event Request Form and we will promptly follow up with you to discuss the finer details of your event and create a preliminary proposal.

If you are an active/registered student organization or a university department, please use our Space Request Tool to make a request for space.

Karen Narwicz 
Director - Sales, Conference and Business Development