The OLF Conference is proud to announce that we will hold our 20th annual event at the Hilton Columbus Downtown on December 2 and 3, 2022. 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 will also be made available.

Hilton Columbus Downtown

Image of new Hilton towerYou can reserve your hotel room with the OLF block at a discounted rate. Book your room early to make sure you don’t miss out. The rate is $187 a night, which includes the following perks:

  • Free upgraded guestroom WiFi (a $12.95 value)
  • $30/night valet parking with in and out privileges (a $10/night discount)

Note also that the conference is obligated to sell a certain number of room nights or incur a significant financial penalty. Please consider booking through our block rather than making alternative reservations.

Book with the Hilton OLF Group Block


Map showing parking areas

There are multiple paid parking lots and garages in the area of the convention center. Prepaid parking is available at the Vine Street (#3) and South (#2) garages at $17.50/day ($15 plus $2.50 service fee).

  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.