Social Events

Exhibition Opening Party

Sunday, 14 August 2016
16:00 – 18:00 | Greater Columbus Convention Center, Exhibition Hall D
The Exhibition Opening Party will take place in the Exhibition Area in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The exhibition will present a wide range of international and national vendors and an opportunity for networking. Delegates will enjoy a variety of entertainment during the party as well.

The Exhibition Opening Party is kindly sponsored by


Cultural Evening

Tuesday, 16 August 2016
19:00 – 00:00 | Center of Science and Industry (COSI) – 333 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio
The Cultural Evening will bring all Congress delegates together to showcase the culture of the city of Columbus and the United States. The event will be held at Columbus’ Center of Science and Industry (COSI), set on the Scioto River overlooking Columbus’ magnificent skyline. The evening’s
theme will be “Coast to Coast,” filled with the cuisine, entertainment and experiences of five regions of the United States: Midwest, West Coast, South, Mountain West and East Coast. A number of local bands, actors and entertainers will “bring America’s culture to life” throughout COSI’s unique spaces.

Transportation Details
Shuttle Service:
Limited bus transportation is available for delegates starting at 18:30. Buses will depart from the Convention Center connector area every 5-10 minutes until all delegates have been transported to COSI.
COSI is less than a mile away from the Convention Center and many of the downtown hotels. Look for IFLA volunteers in the red vests who will help you find your way to COSI. From the Convention Center, you will head south on High Street (for approximately ½ a mile), then head west
onto West Broad Street and COSI will be on the left side.
Return Shuttle Service:
Beginning at 21:00, buses will depart COSI and will have three drop off locations:
The Convention Center, the Sheraton Hotel, and the Westin Hotel.
Drop off shuttle service will continue until 00:00.

The Cultural Evening is kindly sponsored by:

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The Friends of the OSU Libraries