Please visit the Experience Columbus hotel page to search housing options and availability near the Greater Columbus Convention Center
(narrow your search by selecting “Downtown”, “University”, and ” Airport’ “Short North” regions).
The contracted hotel block for the 2023 NCTE Annual Convention is now sold out. The following hotels are in our room block:
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel ($205)
Residence Inn Columbus Downtown ($209)
Hilton Columbus Downtown ($209)
Hampton Inn & Suites Columbus Downtown ($193)
Courtyard by Marriott Columbus Downtown ($193)
Sonesta Columbus Downtown ($200)
We recommend flying into The John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH), which is approximately 15 minutes from downtown. Use their site to get real-time flight information for departures and arrivals.
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for NCTE Annual Convention participants from 2% to 10%, depending on fare class. Please click here to book your flights with the discount code included.
You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1-800-328-1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. ET and refer to Meeting Event Code NY2CV.
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via their reservation 800 number.
The average fare from John Glenn International to downtown is $15–$20 using Uber and Lyft. The city also counts on Yellow Cabs with an average fare of $20–$23. For more information, download this printable transportation guide.
See this information for parking around the Convention Center.
We have partnered with Columbus downtown Prologue Bookshop to offer you a 10% discount on your total purchase November 17–19. Present your NCTE name badge when cashing out.
Restaurants in Columbus—Columbus is rapidly gaining a reputation as one of America’s up-and-coming culinary destinations. Its restaurant scene is creating a buzz with its creativity, diversity, and one-of-a-kind experiences, from classic dinner fare to fine dining, to offbeat, ethnic, and funky cafes.
NCTE special restaurant offers: Get a 10% discount on your meal when you present your badge:
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum—The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum is always free! The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cultural Arts Center—The Cultural Arts Center has two galleries, both of which offer free admission year-round. There are paid programs, workshops, and classes available at the center as well.
COSI—COSI (The Center of Science and Industry) offers free admission for certified teachers.
Attendee Savings Pass—Download the Attendee Savings Pass on your mobile device and present it at participating businesses to enjoy deals and discounts exclusively for you. Whether you’re on a short break or have more time, there are plenty of opportunities to explore the city with the Attendee Savings Pass. Breweries, restaurants, museums, and much more are included.
Try new things and explore new places in Columbus—With local fun like new rooftop bars and restaurants, miles of trails, pro sports in every season, top-rated family attractions, experiential activities, and more, you’ll never be short of fun things to do in Columbus.
Don’t miss out on all that NCTE has to offer! As a member, you’ll have access to exclusive discounts on conventions, meetings, and materials, as well as free members-only events and unlimited access to content and lesson plans. You’ll also join a community of the best minds in English, language arts, and writing studies who will support you throughout the many stages of your teaching career.
Don’t miss this opportunity to take your professional development to the next level and become a part of the NCTE community. Sign up now and start enjoying all the benefits of membership!