Host Chairman Message

The 2018 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Committee has been working hard to provide attendees an enjoyable and rewarding experience in Ohio's capital city of Columbus.

While experiencing a top-notch Forum in the newly renovated Greater Columbus Convention Center, attendees are within easy access to the Short North Arts District, The Arena District, Capital Crossroads, German Village, the Brewery District and the Scioto Mile. Whether your interest is fine cuisine, shopping, sports, music, sightseeing or art there are plenty of options for everyone. We even have over 40 local micro-breweries.

Why not arrive a few days early? Check out Ohio’s Amish Country, the beautiful Hocking Hills, the US Air Force Museum, the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, COSI or the world renowned Columbus Zoo and the Wilds.

All convention hotels are attached or next door to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. There is a free downtown circular bus service called the CBus and an inexpensive shuttle known as AirConnect from the John Glenn Columbus International Airport to the downtown hotels.

The Ohio Lions, the MD-13 Council of Governors and the Columbus Forum Host Committee hope you have an enjoyable time during your stay in our state and we look forward to seeing you in Columbus!

PCC Ron Keller
Columbus Host Chair