The Ohio Union


1739 N. High Street, Columbus, OH

Psychedemia will be hosted in the heart of The Ohio State University: the Ohio Union. As a landmark facility honoring university tradition, the Ohio Union provides a welcoming environment for the Ohio State community and guests. Just off High Street, the Ohio Union bridges OSU’s main campus–a stone’s throw from the Wexner Center for the Arts and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library Museum–with the Columbus University District: full of restaurants and walkable shops. 

Psychedemia will take place in two meeting spaces within the Ohio Union: the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom and the Performance Hall. Named for two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, the grand ballroom is the largest room in the Ohio Union and one of the largest ballrooms in Central Ohio. Known for the beautiful high ceilings, colorful chandeliers and large built-in stage, the Performance Hall is the second largest meeting space in the Ohio Union. These two spaces will allow for simultaneous programming tracks, but the grand ballroom is large enough to host all conference participants for keynote speakers.

Wexner Center for the Arts view from outside
Inaugurated in 1989 as both a creative laboratory and public venue for contemporary art in all forms, the Wex is a dynamic cultural institution, housed in a signature work of late 20th-century architecture.
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum houses the world’s largest collection of materials related to cartoons and comics, including original art, books, magazines, journals, comic books, archival materials, and newspaper comic strip pages and clippings.
The Columbus University District is full of restaurants and walkable shops.
The Columbus University District is full of restaurants and walkable shops.

Directions and Parking

The Ohio Union is located at 1739 N. High Street at the corner of 12th Avenue and High Street. A list of lodging close to campus is available through the University Hospitality District. Information about parking rates can be found through CampusParc.

Driving Directions: From the North

High Street Entrance: Take Interstate 71 South to the 17th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn right to head west on 17th Avenue.  Follow 17th Avenue until it dead-ends at Summit Street. Turn left at the traffic light and proceed south on Summit Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto 15th Avenue. Continue west down 15th Avenue to N. High Street and turn left onto N. High Street. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

College Road Entrance: Take Interstate 71 South to the 11th Avenue exit.  Off the exit, turn right to head west on 11th Avenue. Follow 11th Avenue until it dead-ends at High Street. Turn right at the traffic light and proceed north on High Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto 12th Avenue.  Continue one block on 12th Avenue to the four-way stop at 12th Avenue and College Road. Turn right on College Road. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

Driving Directions: From the South

High Street Entrance: Take Interstate 71 North to the 17th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 17th Avenue. Follow 17th Avenue until it dead-ends at Summit Street. Turn left at the traffic light and proceed south on Summit Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto 15th Avenue. Continue west down 15th Avenue to N. High Street and turn left onto N. High Street. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

College Road Entrance: Take Interstate 71 North to the 11th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 11th Avenue. Follow 11th Avenue until it dead-ends at High Street. Turn right at the traffic light and proceed north on High Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto 12th Avenue. Continue one block on 12th Avenue to the four-way stop at 12th Avenue and College Road. Turn right on College Road. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

Driving Directions: From the West

High Street Entrance: Take Interstate 70 East to Interstate 71 North. Take 71 North to the 17th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 17th Avenue. Follow 17th Avenue until it dead-ends at Summit Street. Turn left at the traffic light and proceed south on Summit Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto 15th Avenue. Continue west down 15th Avenue to N. High Street and turn left onto N. High Street. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

College Road Entrance: Take Interstate 70 East to Interstate 71 North. Take 71 North to the 11th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 11th Avenue. Follow 11th Avenue until it dead-ends at High Street. Turn right at the traffic light and proceed north on High Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto 12th Avenue. Continue one block on 12th Avenue to the four-way stop at 12th Avenue and College Road. Turn right on College Road. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

Driving Directions: From the East

High Street Entrance: Take Interstate 70 West to Interstate 71 North. Take 71 North to the 17th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 17th Avenue. Follow 17th Avenue until it dead-ends at Summit Street. Turn left at the traffic light and proceed south on Summit Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto 15th Avenue. Continue west down 15th Avenue to N. High Street and turn left onto N. High Street. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

College Road Entrance: Take Interstate 70 West to Interstate 71 North. Take 71 North to the 11th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 11th Avenue. Follow 11th Avenue until it dead-ends at High Street. Turn right at the traffic light and proceed north on High Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto 12th Avenue. Continue one block on 12th Avenue to the four-way stop at 12th Avenue and College Road. Turn right on College Road. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

Driving Directions: From Port Columbus International Airport

High Street Entrance: Take Interstate 670 West to Interstate 71 North. Take 71 North to the 17th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 17th Avenue. Follow 17th Avenue until it dead-ends at Summit Street. Turn left at the traffic light and proceed south on Summit Street. At the first traffic light, turn right onto 15th Avenue. Continue west down 15th Avenue to N. High Street and turn left onto N. High Street. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

College Road Entrance: Take Interstate 670 West to Interstate 71 North. Take 71 North to the 11th Avenue exit. Off the exit, turn left to head west on 11th Avenue. Follow 11th Avenue until it dead-ends at High Street. Turn right at the traffic light and proceed north on High Street. At the second traffic light, turn left onto 12th Avenue. Continue one block on 12th Avenue to the four-way stop at 12th Avenue and College Road. Turn right on College Road. The Ohio Union South Parking Garage will be on your right side. Visitors may park in this garage for access to the Ohio Union.

Accommodation


We have secured a discounted rate at each of the following hotels:

The Blackwell 

  • Cost: $159.00 per night
  • August 12-14, 2022
  • Last Day to Book: Friday, July 1, 2022
  • 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH
Reserve Room

* The Blackwell is the preferred hotel for Psychedemia 2022, and is located on the campus of The Ohio State University.

Marriott Columbus University Area 

  • Cost: $135.00 per night
  • August 12-14, 2022
  • Last Day to Book: Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • 3100 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH
Reserve Room

SpringHill Suites Columbus OSU 

  • Cost: $132.00 per night
  • August 12-14, 2022
  • Last Day to Book: Tuesday, July 12, 2022
  • 1421 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH
Reserve Room