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September 19, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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UIDP29: Tour Details

September 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Join fellow attendees for a look behind the scenes at some of Columbus Ohio’s most notable and important sites at UIDP29 co-hosted by The Ohio State University and Ohio University.

Photo: CEMAS (Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis)

Select your tour option when you register for UIDP29.


(Advanced Computing Center
for Arts and Design)

Digital animation, games and interactive media: visit the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts & Design (ACCAD), recognized as one of the early and leading research centers of its kind. Our labs house motion capture, virtual reality, 3D printing, touch screen, and other interactive digital systems. We are an interdisciplinary team of faculty, staff, and graduate students who seek to integrate visual design excellence into digital and interactive applications. Current projects include VR systems used to train first responders, empathy training in a motion capture space, anatomy visualizations on a touch screen and more. ACCAD is located in Sullivant Hall.

Meet in the Blackwell lobby at 2 p.m. A 10-minute guided walk will get you from the Blackwell to Sullivant Hall and back. 


Note: For security purposes: (1) Visitors will need to provide a photo ID (2) NetJets regrets that foreign nationals cannot be accommodated on this tour.
While other companies come and go, NetJets has been an industry leader for more than a half-century. NetJets, which started as Executive Jet Aviation, invented the shared aircraft ownership concept, perfecting it from its inception in 1964 for a small fleet then gradually expanding it to the approximately 750 aircraft in operation today. There is literally nothing else like NetJets in the world. No other private flight provider comes close to their global reach, responsiveness, and commitment to safety. We welcome you to visit NetJets’ headquarters next to the Port Columbus International Airport to get a first-hand look at how this industry leader integrates in-house Owner Services Teams, operations specialists, meteorology, scheduling, logistics, flight coordination, pilots, and other aviation professionals to provide a seamless Owner experience. When a flight request is received, these teams respond in unison; creating itineraries, monitoring weather patterns, and matching aircraft to specific Owner needs; making sure the needed private jet is ready with as little as four hours’ notice. NetJets is next to the Columbus airport.

Transportation will not be provided. Expect 15-25 minute travel time based on traffic. Keep in mind that NetJets is located next to the Columbus airport.

(Center for Electron
Microscopy and Analysis)

There are few places in the world that can rival the Center for Electron Microscopy and Analysis (CEMAS) at The Ohio State University in advanced materials characterization. The unique building design and infrastructure ensure optimum instrument performance of the TEM, FIB, SEM, Cryo-EM, and XRD instruments. The physical infrastructure is further supported by an impressive intellectual foundation of faculty and staff with expertise that spans all aspects of electron and ion beam instrumentation. CEMAS brings together multidisciplinary expertise to drive synergy and amplify our characterization capabilities, to challenge what is possible in electron microscopy. CEMAS partners with university, government, and industry to develop new solutions to tackle major materials challenges as they arise.

Transportation will be provided. Meet in the lobby on the 1st floor of the Blackwekk Inn at 2 p.m. CEMAS is located off of OSU’s main campus on the Kinnear Road Corridor, approximately a 5-10 minute drive.

Ohio State eSports

“Esports” describes a range of concepts surrounding competitive, team-based video game play. Ohio State’s Esports program supports all students through an affordable, inclusive and engaging collegiate program. Ohio State’s program increases the reach of Student Life to new populations, provides opportunities for students to demonstrate teamwork and leadership and provides co-curricular opportunities that integrate with new academic and research programs. Students who participate have the ability to find opportunities to build and sustain strong communities through a well-equipped physical space, support of student organizations and university supported esports teams. eSports is located in Lincoln Tower, next to the Ohio Stadium.

Meet in the lobby of the Blackwell at 2 p.m. A 10-minute guided walk will get you from the Blackwell Inn to Lincoln.

Ohio Stadium (The Horseshoe)

Go behind the scenes at Ohio Stadium on a guided tour that takes you inside the storied history of Buckeye Football. The Horseshoe, where the Buckeyes have battled since 1922, is one of the largest college football stadiums in the country holding more than 104,944 fans. Take a walk on the sidelines where Woody Hayes once roamed and Archie Griffin made history. Experience one of the nation’s largest collegiate press boxes, where over 400 media personnel and staff are seated for games. See the Huntington Club level and view the field from one of the 81 suites. Visit the $1.5 million Steinbrenner Band Center, home to the “Best Damn Band in the Land (TBDBITL).” You will also explore other areas of the “the Shoe” for a unique Buckeye experience. Photos are allowed throughout the tour, as well as photos on the field. There is a large amount of walking involved; tours can be made accessible for those with disabilities. Please, no food or drink. The Ohio Stadium is diagonal to the Blackwell Hotel.

Meet in the lobby of the Blackwell at 2 p.m. A 5-minute guided walk will get you to the Stadium.

Honda Heritage Center Museum Tour

Experience the Power of Dreams through Honda’s History of Innovation. Honda continues to rank as the world’s most innovative mobility company. The Honda Heritage Center highlights the company’s successes in North America over the last half-century with an array of historical, current and future products, each with its own story. Interesting items include the Acura NSX, a version of Honda’s famous robot Asimo and historic cars and motorcycles. The exhibits showcase the challenging spirit that has driven Honda to make a positive impact on the environment, communities, and customers. This self-guided tour is approximately 45–60 minutes, at your own pace. The museum closes at 4 PM.

Transportation will be provided. Please meet in the lobby of the Blackwell Inn after the conference. Bus departs at 2 p.m. It is approximately a 45-minute drive to the museum (40 miles). Bus will return to the Blackwell at approximately 5 PM. Please keep these times in mind when registering for this tour.

Columbus City Adventures Tour

Downtown Columbus and its surrounding neighborhoods are a vibrant tapestry of interconnected environments that set the pace for the arts, entertainment, governance, and commerce in Ohio’s largest and fastest-growing city. See it all with us! From nationally ranked museums, historical sites, and picturesque neighborhoods to top-ranked shopping districts, brewpubs, and barcades, this excursion provides an enjoyable introduction to the best the city has to offer. This bus tour is suitable both for the tourist looking to get their bearings in a new city as well as Central Ohioans seeking a better understanding of the places to see and be seen in Columbus.
Sites include The Ohio Statehouse, German Village, The Scioto Mile, The Topiary Garden, Columbus Museum of Art, The Short North Arts District, The National Veterans Memorial and Museum, and more! Approximately 90 – 120 minutes.

Transportation provided. Pick-up and drop-off will be in front of the Blackwell Hotel. Meet in the lobby of the Blackwell 2 p.m.


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