Ilse Lehiste Memorial Symposium: Melody and Meter

Venue and Directions

The Symposium will be held in Room 35 of the Psychology Building at 1835 Neil Avenue.

If you are arriving from out of town, and plan to drive to Columbus, click here for driving instructions.

If you are arriving by air, book to fly into Columbus airport (CMH). Public transportation from the airport is almost nonexistent (an occasional bus goes to the downtown, about 4 miles from OSU). There are, however, lots of taxis, costing about $35 or so, to OSU. For some information on shuttles (shared rides), refer to this web page.

Once you are in Columbus, if you plan to drive to campus, the most convenient parking is in the Neil Avenue Parking Garage.

There are also frequent buses from downtown and from north of campus. For example, if you take COTA Bus #2, you can get off at N. High St. & 17th Ave., and walk just 10 minutes west through the Campus, past the main library. COTA Buses #7 and #18 stop on 12th Ave. between High Street and Neil Ave., just a 5 minute walk away.


Accommodations within easy walking distance of the conference venue (about 20 minutes maximum)

The Blackwell Hotel
2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio 43210
Phone: 614-247-4000; Toll Free: 866-247-4003; Fax: 614-247-4040
Rates: $145 and up
Harrison House Bed & Breakfast
313 W 5th Ave, Columbus, 43201-3111
Phone: +1-614-421-2202; Toll-free: +1-800-827-4203; Fax: +1-614-421-2232
Innkeeper: Lynn Varney
Rates: $129 - $129
Neil Avenue Bed and Breakfast
1237 Neil Avenue, Columbus, 43201
Phone: +1-614-670-5075
Innkeeper: Elizabeth Segura-Holland
Rates: $129 - $145
Victorian Bed and Breakfast
78 Smith Place, Columbus, OH 43201-3233
Phone: (614) 299-1656
Innkeepers: Marjorie & Garry Jones
Rates: $60 - $144 (?)
Lincoln Short North Bed and Breakfast
50 E. Lincoln Street, Columbus, 43215
Phone: +1-614-299-5050; Toll-free: +1-800-516-9664
Innkeeper: Sandy Davis
Rates: $129 - $149

Accommodations that are an easy bus-ride away

The Schopf House Bed and Breakfast
140 Oakland Park Avenue, Columbus, 43214
Phone: +1-614-263-3019
Innkeeper: Lari Hummer
Rates: $69 - $79
Marriot Courtyard Columbus Downtown
35 West Spring Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(This is the hotel where most of the invited speakers are staying.)

Accommodations with free shuttle bus to the OSU Medical Center (close to the conference venue)

Columbus OSU Red Roof Inn
441 Ackerman Road, Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: 614-267-9941
Rates: $60 and up
(You can also take the CABS campus bus from Buckeye Village -- the OSU married students housing complex.)
University Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
3110 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
Phone: (614) 267-7461
Rates: $109 and up