Fifth International Conference on Paraoxonases


Conference Hotel - The Blackwell


The Blackwell
2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, OH 43210
Ph +1 614 247 4000
Fax +1 614 247 4040
Group rate $133/night (single or double occupancy)
Group name Paraoxonases Conference (5PON)
Must reserve by June 15 (closed)

Except for the poster sessions and conference dinner, all 5PON conference events will be held in The Blackwell. The Blackwell is a full-service hotel at the Fisher School of Business on campus, with spacious, well-appointed rooms. All rooms are air conditioned. Bistro 2110 is part of the hotel complex, and features table service at all three meals, plus a breakfast and lunch buffet.
Comparable to 3.5 stars (First Class/Superior) on the Hotels.com rating system.

Local Hotels

If you wish to stay off campus, we recommend the nearby Springhill Suites by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, or Holiday Inn Express & Suites, all of which are about 2 miles from The Blackwell and $109-$116/night. All are also recently constructed. For more economical options, but sparer appointments and older facilities, we suggest The Varsity Inn North or South. Both are within 2 miles and $69-75/night.

A free shuttle will be available between these hotels and The Blackwell in the morning and evening. Details to follow.


3 Stars/First Class - 1.7 mi from The Blackwell
Springhill Suites by Marriott (Columbus OSU)
1421 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43212
Ph +1 614 297 9912
Toll free reservations (888) 287-9400
Fax +1 614 297 9913
Group rate $109/night (single or double occupancy)
Group name Paraoxonases Conference
Book online: king / two doubles
Must reserve by June 15 (closed)
Hot breakfast is included in this room rate.


3 Stars/First Class - 1.8 mi from The Blackwell
Hilton Garden Inn (Columbus/University Area)

3232 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
Ph +1 614 263 7200.
Fax +1 614 263 7201
Group rate $115/night (single or double occupancy)
Group name 5PON
Must reserve by June 15 (closed)
The Hilton Garden Inn serves breakfast in the Great American Grill for $9.95 per person and has evening room service.


2.5 Stars/Moderate/First Class - 2.2 mi from The Blackwell
Holiday Inn Express & Suites (OSU)
3045 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43202
Ph +1 614 447 1212
Fax +1 614 447 1211
Group rate $109.99/night (single or double occupancy)
Group name PRX
Must reserve by July 1
Hot breakfast is included in the room rate. Free shuttle to The Blackwell provided.


2 Stars/Moderate - 1.9 mi from The Blackwell
Varsity Inn North
3246 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202
Ph +1 614 267 4646
Fax +1 614 267 1535
Group rate $69/night (single or double occupancy)
Group code ICP12
Must reserve by June 25 (closed)


2 Stars/Moderate - 1.7 mi from The Blackwell
Varsity Inn South
1445 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212
Ph +1 614 291 2983
Fax +1 614 291 4082
Group rate $74/night (single or double occupancy)
Group code PC5P12
Must reserve by June 25 (closed)

Residence Hall Housing - closed

Housing in the residence halls on North or South Campus is available. Rooms generally accommodate 2-4, but it is possible to reserve single-person rooms. Each room has a private bathroom, study room and separate sleeping area, plus mini-fridge and microwave. Only North Campus rooms are air conditioned.

We can request, but cannot gauarantee, an air-conditioned dorm room. Note that it is likely to be very warm in Columbus in mid-July (highs around 80-90 ºF/27-32 ºC with high humidity). Also note that residence hall rooms do not have televisions, and are generaly not adjacent to restaurants. Therefore, we recommend one of the economy hotel options above over the residence halls. But we will make every effort to accomodate dorm room requests.

Residence hall room rates are $60/night for single occupancy, $29/night each for double occupancy, and $23/night each for multiple occupancy (up to 4). Payment for residence hall rooms must be made at the time of check-in by credit card (VISA or Mastercard), a check drawn on a U.S. bank, or cash (US$). Residence hall requests can no longer be accepted.

City of Columbus

The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, Ohio, which is the state capital and the state’s long-time hub of government, education, insurance, finance, technology and retail.  Columbus is home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, which is the world’s largest private research and development foundation, and Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s leading source of chemical information.  It is the fifteenth largest city in the USA, and it is widely recognized as a top place to live, do business and raise a family.  Six Fortune 500 companies are based in or near Columbus, including Cardinal Health, Nationwide Insurance, American Electric Power, Limited Brands, Momentive Specialty Chemicals, and Big Lots. Besides OSU Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus is also home to the OhioHealth network of regional hospitals.  It is a short drive from Cleveland and Cincinnati, home to other renowned medical centers at The Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University, the University of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

Attractions include the outstanding Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, Columbus Museum of Arts, Wexner Center for the Arts, the OSU Athletics Hall of Fame and Jack Nicklaus Museum, COSI (museum of science and industry), and performing arts groups such as the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Opera Columbus, BalletMet Columbus, ProMusica Chamber orchestra, CATCO theater group and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.  Excellent shopping can be found in boutiques in the Short North district between Ohio State and downtown, as well as the Polaris and Easton shopping centers on the north and east sides of the city.  Besides the well-known athletics programs of the Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus is home to the Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League, the Crew of Major League Soccer, and the Clippers, the minor league baseball affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.

In late July, the average high temperatures are around 85 ºF (30 ºC) and lows are around 65 ºF (18 ºC), with rain about once out of three days.  The Blackwell and most other facilities are air conditioned, although dormitory rooms are not guaranteed to be air conditioned.

osu_logo_50July 15-18, 2012
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA

CONTACT | Thomas J. Magliery, Ph.D.
Chair, Local Organizing Committee
Ph +1 614 247 8425 | Fax +1 614 292 1685
Email 5pon@chemistry.osu.edu

Previous PON Conference Websites
First (2004) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Second (2006) University of Debrecen, Hungary
Third (2008) University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Fourth (2010) La Pineda, Spain