2022 ICMA Conference Columbus/Franklin County
September 17-21, 2022



Ohio State Tailgate

VIP Ohio State Buckeye Football Tailgate Experience
+ Ohio State v. Toledo Rockets Football Game (add on experience)
Saturday, September 17, 2022 
Time TBD based on kickoff
VIP Tailgate Experience Tickets - $30

Tailgating for an Ohio State Buckeye game is almost as great as going to the game itself. ICMA attendees are invited to the best tailgate party near OSU for fun, food, live entertainment and large screens before, during and after the game. Guests will enjoy reserved seating in a covered area, catered lunch buffet and soft beverages. The O on Lane, 352 W. Lane Avenue, also features indoor bars, multiple outdoor bars and food trucks available to all tailgaters. Games generally start at Noon or 3:30 pm and The O on Lane tailgate parties can start four hours prior to kickoff.

Tickets for the game can be purchased directly; a block of tickets will be reserved. More information will be available Summer 2022. Transportation will be provided from the Greater Columbus Convention Center.



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Saturday Welcome Reception

National Veterans Memorial and Museum
Saturday, September 17, 2022  
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tickets: $35 

Join your friends and colleagues at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum as ICMA welcomes attendees to the 2022 ICMA Annual Conference in Columbus/Franklin County Ohio. Throughout the museum and on the beautiful roof-top, guests will enjoy an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and one of the most spectacular skyline views of Columbus. The museum honors military veterans from all eras and all branches with an emphasis on personal experiences. In addition to the museum’s permanent exhibits, guests will view an international digital display of fellow ICMA members who once served their countries and are now serving their communities. The reception will culminate on the rooftop with a champagne “Toast to Service” in recognition of community, public and military service.


National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Columbus, Ohio -  aerial view - Credit Aerial Image Solutions

Photo credit Aerial Image Solutions

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Sunday Opening Ceremony (basic info now; details to come)

Greater Columbus Convention Center
Sunday, September 18, 2022             
Time TBD

A goal of the Host Committee is to include traditional ceremonial components in the Opening Ceremony. Key elements - such as the posting of the colors, the national anthem, invocation and the closing entertainment that will lead attendees to the Exhibit Hall - will distinctly represent Columbus and Franklin County. 

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COSI (Center of Science and Industry) and Dorrian Green, Columbus, Ohio

Photo credit Infinite Impact

Tuesday Closing Reception (info to come)

COSI - Center of Science & Industry
Tuesday, September 20, 2022           
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets - TBD

The Tuesday Evening Closing Reception will be hosted at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to close out the 2022 ICMA Annual Conference evening events. Guests will be able to explore a nationally esteemed science center that has delighted Central Ohio with all things science for 55 years.  This evening’s event will include live music, entertainment, delicious food and refreshments. Come close out the conference in style at the Tuesday Evening Closing Reception at COSI!