Most events will be at the Westin Great Southern Hotel. The art exhibition and Saturday evening reception are at the Cultural Arts Center. For hotel and venue information, click here.

Thursday, April 25
  • 4:00pm–8:00pm — Early check-in
Friday, April 26
  • 7:30am–8:30am — Check in
  • 9:00am–10:00am — Opening ceremony/ Welcome
  • 10:00am–11:00am — Panel discussion: “Breakthroughs –Aha Moments That Took Courage” with representatives in from each discipline
  • 11:30am–1:00pm — Luncheon for Art and Music members.
    Announcement of awards in both categories, with visual presentation of all art entries and background music of music entries. Keynote speaker will be Nanette Maciejunes, the art Judge of biennial exhibition.
  • 1:30pm–2:30pm — Choice of two seminars
  • 3:00pm–4:00pm — Choice of two seminars
  • 4:30pm–5:30pm — Choice of two seminars
  • 5:30pm–6:30pm — Free time for optional tours and connecting with colleagues
  • 6:30pm–8:00pm  — Vinnie Ream Awards Banquet Dinner for all guests. Speaker is Angela Maleca, CEO of Maleca Creative Advisors.
  • 8:30pm  — Reading of Biennial Letters winners
Saturday, April 27
  • 8:00am–8:30am — Coffee and donuts available COMPLIMENTARY?
  • 8:30am–10:00am — Business meeting
    Report of President and National Officers. Highlights of past year as submitted by Branch Presidents, compiled and read by the National Membership Development Chair.
  • 10:30am–11:30am — Choice of two seminars
  • 12:00pm–1:30pm — Luncheon for Letters members
  • 2:00pm–3:00pm — Choice of two seminars
  • 3:00pm–4:15pm — Several demonstrations in the sponsorship/member gift boutique. Time to stroll or arrange transportation to the Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Tour the historic building, view the art. Find a seat for the music recital.
  • 5:00pm–6:00pm — Music awards/recital of winning composers at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center.
    Open to the public.
  • 6:30pm–8:30pm — Art reception at Columbus Cultural Arts Center. Includes heavy hors d’ouvres and wine. Open to the public. Comments by the judge, brief greeting by reenactors, “Alice Schille” and “Erma Bombeck” (both former Ohio NLAPW members) who will mingle with the guests. Background music performed by the Columbus Koto Ensemble.
  • 8:30pm — Dinner on your own if still hungry. The Milestone 229 Restaurant is directly across from the Cultural Arts Center. The Westin hotel offers evening dining.
    Live theater in Southern Theater adjacent to the Westin hotel or the nearby Ohio Theater. German Village is very close. For more information, see Additional Things to Do.
Sunday, April 28
  • 8:00am–9:00am — Continental Breakfast COMPLIMENTARY for hotel guests only?
  • 9:00am–10:00am — Choice of two seminars
  • 10:30am–12:00pm — Transition of Officers. Memorial for members who have passed away. Closing comments by the NLAPW President.
  • 12:00pm — End of Conference.


Additional Things to Do – click here