2023 Hotels

The OLF Conference is proud to announce that we will hold our 21st annual event at the Hilton Columbus Downtown at 402 North High Street on September 8 and 9, 2023. The OLF Conference welcomes all Free and Open Source Software professionals, enthusiasts, and everyone interested in learning more about Free and Open Source Software.

We encourage you to book your hotel room with the Hilton. Having the conference and hotel in one place makes it extra convenient and accessible for families and those with physical challenges. If you are simply driving in for the day, the Vine Street Garage (#3 below) is the closest to the hotel. Discounted valet parking at the Hilton ($20/day, no in and out privileges) is also available – check with the OLF registration desk to get a coupon.

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Image of new Hilton towerSince the block rate of $229 a night is closed, you can request to be on our waitlist,and get the block rate perks:

  • Free upgraded guestroom WiFi (a $12.95 value)
  • $43/night valet parking with in and out privileges (a $10/night discount)


Map showing parking areas

There are multiple paid parking lots and garages in the area of the convention center. Note that there is a covered (but not enclosed) walkway from the bottom level of the Vine Street Garage to the Hilton, and an indoor path from the South Garage to the Hilton via the Hyatt meeting space.

  1. Convention Center East Surface Lot – 875 spaces – real time availability
  2. Convention Center South Garage – 549 spaces – real time availability
  3. Convention Center Vine Street Garage – 1778 spaces – real time availability
  4. Convention Center Goodale Garage – 800 spaces – real time availability
  5. Nationwide Parking Front Street Garage – 3050 spaces
  6. Nationwide Parking Marconi/Cinema Garage – 1600 spaces
  7. Nationwide Parking Chestnut Street Garage – 1650 spaces
  8. Boggs Park and Ride Surface Lot – 350 spaces
  9. Arena Parking Garage – 575 spaces
  10. Nationwide Parking Surface Lot – 620 spaces
  11. Nationwide Parking Surface Lot/Garage – 1500 spaces


The Central Ohio Transit Authority operates bus services in Columbus. Unfortunately, many of their services have been suspended. Please visit their web site to see if they are able to provide service to the locations you need.