The conference will be held at the Mershon Auditorium at the Wexner Center (1871 North High St), on The Ohio State University's main campus.
To get to the Wexner from the Hilton, walk north on N. High St (around 40 minutes), or catch the #2 bus (around 15 minutes). Buses cost $2.
To get to the Wexner from the Blackwell, take W. Woodruff east and turn right on N. High St (around 15 minutes), or catch the the #7 bus (around 7 minutes). Buses cost $2.
There is a parking building next to the Wexner center.
Maps and instructions for travel between the hotels and campus are available here.
An interactive map of eating/drinking establishments in the University District, Short North and Downtown is available here.
An interactive map of eating/drinking establishments further afield is available here.