There is so much to do in Cleveland, and our conference is conveniently located in the heart of downtown for easy accessibility to everything! For more information on attractions, events, restaurants, and more, visit Destination Cleveland.

  • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: Perhaps Cleveland's most well-known attraction, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame lives up to the hype. Plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours perusing artifacts of music history and interacting with audio-visual exhibits...or just come to the conference's Special Event Dinner at the Rock Hall on Thursday night!
  • Cleveland Museum of Art and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland (MOCA): Explore your inner art lover with visits to Cleveland's largest art museums. Admission to the Cleveland Museum of Art is free, and admission to MOCA is under $10.
  • Playhouse Square: Take in some theater! Cleveland has the country's largest performing arts center outside of New York. During our conference, the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical Book of Mormon will be at one of their theaters!
  • Cleveland Botanical Garden: With 20 unique gardens, amateur botanists of all ages are sure to enjoy a visit!
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History: Visit some dinosaur fossils or reach for the stars in the planetarium!
  • Great Lakes Science Center: Very close to the conference hotel, discover the fascinating science exhibits at the Great Lakes Science Center - including a biomedical technology gallery!
  • Greater Cleveland Aquarium: Discover aquatic animals from Ohio and around the world at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium.
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo: Part of the Cleveland Metroparks system, the zoo has a large number of animal habitats to explore.
  • Underground Railroad: Cleveland was the last U.S. location for the Underground Railroad. Take yourself on a self-guided tour of important Underground Railroad locations, and visit Lakewood Park to view a plaque commemorating this important piece of U.S. history.
  • Cedar Point: The roller coaster capital of the world! Open on Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays in September.
  • Cleveland Sports: The Cleveland Browns (NFL) and the Cleveland Indians (MLB) both have stadiums in walking distance from the conference hotel. The Indians' schedule indicates they will be playing at home during our conference; the Browns' schedule for 2017 has not yet been released. For the serious fans, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is located just an hour's drive south of Cleveland in Canton, OH!
  • West Side Market: Cleveland’s oldest continuously operating municipally owned market (since 1912)
  • A Christmas Story House: The restored house features original props, costumes, memorabilia and behind-the-scenes photos from the film, A Christmas Story.

About Cleveland

Cleveland was founded by General Moses Cleaveland in 1796. The city grew largely due to the steel industry and manufacturing, which were helped greatly by Cleveland's proximity to the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. Learn more about Cleveland's history here!

Did you know that Cleveland is home to the first U.S. college to admit students regardless of race, sex, creed or color? Did you know Cleveland is the birthplace of LifeSavers candy? Or that the Superman comics originated here? Learn more about Cleveland's fun facts!


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