Our Host City: Columbus

Columbus, OH is a vibrant city, the heart of early innovation, and a gathering place for unique thinkers. It's an easy, walkable city with hip galleries, shops, dining, nightlife, sports and hotels just steps from the convention center in the Short North Arts District and the Arena District. 

As the capital of Ohio and the state's largest individual city, the Region is home to 15 Fortune 1000 headquarters, including five Fortune 500 headquarters: L Brands, AEP, Nationwide, Cardinal Health and Big Lots.

Columbus is quickly becoming known for its:
  • Food: Columbus’ amazing food scene features top-ranked chefs, a rich farm-to-table movement, one-of-a-kind restaurants and creative artisan desserts, pastries, beers, wines, spirits and more. 
  • Fun: Visit our top-ranked zoo and science center and taste the best ice cream in the country, all in Columbus.
  • Creativity: Columbus’ arts scene is one of the Best Big Cities for Art (American Style) and the 6th best city in the country for creatives (Smart Asset). Experience creativity from independent artists, professional troupes and artists-in-residence.

So join us and Discover Columbus!




The annual NAPT Conference & Trade Show is consistently recognized as the premier school transportation conference in the nation. This year's enhanced program design will inspire student transportation professionals at all levels to think differently and tackle common challenges in thoughtful, innovative ways