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2015 AERGC/NCERA-101 Joint Annual Meeting

July 8-11, 2015   
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Hosts:  Joan Leonard and Peter Ling
Sustainable Practices for Controlled Environments
OSU Biological Sciences Greenhouse

AERGC and NCERA-101 are pleased to announce the first
Joint Annual Meeting of both organizations in 2015. 
Interested in becoming a meeting sponsor? Click Here   

       The AERGC would like to thank all of the generous sponsors for their donations
to make the 2014 Annual Meeting a success!

2014 Meeting Sponsors
Registration Information

Registration will be open in early spring 2015.

Registration Cancellation Notice:
Registration cancellations will be honored until June 30, 2015.
After June 30, 2015, registration cancellations will be refunded at the 50% level.


The Blackwell Inn

2110 Tuttle Park Place
Columbus, OH 43210
$135.00 per night, king or double queen
The Blackwell Inn sits on the north side of campus across from the Ohio Stadium. We have a block of rooms set aside until Monday June 8, 2015. Please identify you are with AERGC/NCERA-101 to receive the group rate.



Coming Soon: Campus Residence Hall Housing for a cost effective option.


Transportation Information

by air: Columbus International Airport (CMH) serves central Ohio. The airport is located 10 miles 
from the OSU campus.
  • The Blackwell Inn offers complimentary airport shuttle service to guests on a limited first come, first serve basis with arrangement in advance only. 
  • Taxi service from the airport to OSU is approximately $25+ gratuity
  • Car rental services are available at CMH.
by car: The OSU campus is convenient to interstate highways I-70 and I-71, and state route SR-315 runs through the campus.
by bus: Megabus has a stop at the Ohio Union on the OSU campus but not all trips make this stop. Check with Megabus to be sure otherwise you will find yourself in downtown Columbus. 
The Blackwell Inn offers valet parking for hotel guests and meeting attendees for $17 per day with unlimited in/out privileges.  Self-parking in the adjacent Lane Avenue Garage and other campus garages is $10 per day with a single exit.
Campus Area Bus Service (CABS)
OSU offers free bus service around the OSU campus. Summer service is limited to Campus Loop North (CLN) and the Campus Loop South (CLS) and runs approximately every 11 minutes from 7AM  to 7PM. 
Columbus City Bus (COTA)
Several city bus lines run-through campus. The #2 runs up and down High Street on a regular basis making downtown Columbus accessible. Cost is $2.00 one way, exact change required. There is a COTA stop at the Ohio Union and other stops along High Street along campus.

Columbus is often referred to as the fast food capital since it is home to the headquarters for Wendy's, White Castle, Steak Escape, Donato's Pizza, and Charley's Grilled Subs. Its also home to Bob Evans, Max & Erma's, and Cameron Mitchell restaurants. Columbus likes to eat and so there are lots of great dining spots.
We also love our ice cream so if you get the chance, a trip to Jeni's or Graeter's will be well worth it on a hot summer day. 
Recommendations coming soon.