Our Host City: Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH is fast becoming known as one of the nation's most creative, forward-thinking and exciting cities. Celebrated for its incredible arts, entertainment, fashion and culinary offerings, exciting collegiate and professional sports teams and spectacular riverfront with a sprawling ribbon of parkland on the Scioto Mile through downtown, Columbus is a city on the move and has something for everyone.

As soon as you arrive, you'll feel the energy and excitement Columbus has to offer! From COSI, the nation’s top science center, hosting a life-sized T. rex cast to the brand new National Veterans Memorial and Museum along downtown's Scioto Mile, incredible culinary options from top-ranked chefs to nationally acclaimed distilleries, Columbus is bursting with new places to explore, eat, and be entertained.

Photo: Randall L. Schieber

More About CBUS

  • Columbus won the $40 million U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge.
  • The Washington Post calls Columbus the “new destination for food lovers.”
  • Time has named Columbus among the country’s top big cities and best places to live for millennials.
  • According to Forbes, Columbus is the #1 opportunity city in the country.

The annual NAPT® Conference & Trade Show is consistently recognized as the premier school transportation conference in the nation. Be part of our industry's future - join us in Columbus!