Columbus Keynote Speaker
Global keynote speaker James Taylor offers tailored, content-rich speeches all around the world in order to inspire, educate, and entertain a diversity of audiences. Holding an MBA in international business, Taylor is at the moment an RSA fellow, an institution with past fellows including Nelson Mandela and Benjamin Franklin. He is passionate to offer amazing stage experiences that will not only inspire and educate his public but also provide a high degree of entertainment.
A world-leading expert in innovation, creativity, artificial intelligence, leadership, and marketing, Taylor travels the world, from Columbus to Singapore, to deliver insightful keynote presentations to international business audiences from a large variety of industries in order to help them unleash their creative potential for constructing creative cultures, accelerating innovation and adapting to change. During his humorous and highly visual presentations, he takes his audiences on journeys of discovery, providing invaluable insights into how the world’s most creative individuals and institutions are adapting to change and technological disruptions.
He offered keynotes in Europe, the United States, South America, Asia, and the Middle East and hosted the largest online summit for professional keynote speakers in the world. His most important clients included Johnson & Johnson, Yamaha, Sony, Apple and Bertelsmann, and BBC produced a documentary about his life and accomplishments as a keynote speaker.
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CONFERENCE CENTRE VENUES
Columbus, Ohio has many excellent conference centers and facilities, including:
Quest Conference Center, on Pulsar Pl.
Greater Columbus Convention Center, on N High St.
The Columbus State Conference Center, on Cleveland Ave.
Villa Milano Banquet & Conference Center, on Schrock Rd.
Fawcett Event Center, on Olentangy River Rd.
Verne Riffe Conference, on High St.
General Information about Columbus for Meeting Planners and Event Professionals
Columbus is the capital and most populated city of Ohio, with over 780,000 inhabitants. It is a major centre for government, education, banking, insurance, logistics, technology, retail, hospitality, healthcare and medical research and hosts the headquarters of large multinational corporations and institutions such as the Batelle Memorial Institute, Chemical Abstracts Service, NetJets, the Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, American Electric Power, Big Lots, Cardinal Health and L Brands. Columbus is also an important tourist hub, renowned for its numerous landmarks, including: the State Capitol, an imposing building constructed in a Gothic Revival style, the Ohio Judicial Center, a picturesque, art-deco building, the Franklin Park Conservatory, a monumental botanical garden and conservatory, the LeVeque Tower, a 47-story skyscraper, and the Green Lawn Cemetary, one of the largest cemeteries from Midwestern United States. The city is also a major cultural centre, world-famous for museums such as the Columbus Museum of Art, containing excellent examples of impressionism, German expressionism and cubism, the Wexner Centre for the Arts, a museum of contemporary art, the Ohio History Centre, a major historical museum, and the Kelton House Museum and Garden, showcasing Victorian life and culture. Columbus is home to top higher education institutions too, such as the Ohio State University and the Columbus State Community College.
The City as a Conference Destination
Columbus, Ohio is a major centre for international conferences and conventions. Some of the most notable ones include: the Ohio Educational Technology Conference, an event exploring the impact of technology on educational practices and methods; the Columbus Women in Tech Conference, dedicated to women leaders in the tech industry; Interact18, a two day digital marketing conference where national marketing experts offer invaluable advice on how to make businesses succeed; the Annual Ohio Employee Health & Wellness Conference, Ohio’s largest conference about employee well-being; and Disruptive Innovation: the AESC Global Conference, a venue for worldwide experts in methods of coping with technological disruptions.
Columbus Food Options for Conference Delegates
While you are attending a business conference in Columbus, Ohio, a few local restaurants to experience include: the Northstar Cafe in the Short North (+1 614-298-9999), a café and restaurant serving organic New American dishes and home-baked sweets; the Guild House (+1 614-280-9780), a unique combination of rustic and modern, offering a large variety of globally inspired dishes; Mitchell’s Ocean Club (+1 614-416-2582), one of the best seafood restaurants in Columbus; Brassica in the Short North (+1 614-867-5885), an excellent Mediterranean restaurant; Rodizio Grill (+1 614-241-4400), a Brazilian steakhouse famous for its skewered meats; and the Refectory Restaurant and Bistro (+1 614-451-9774), an upscale French restaurant.
Columbus Attractions for Convention Attendees
There are many highly rated tourist attractions that you can visit after your business conference in Columbus, Ohio, including: the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, a non-profit zoo showcasing a large variety of animal and marine life and designated by the USA travel guide as the best zoo in the United States; COSI, a large educational science centre offering interactive exhibits, planetarium shows and several working labs; the German Village, a famous neighborhood of Columbus with charming brick houses, quaint bookstores, German pubs, artisan coffee shops and art galleries; and the Highbanks Metro Park, featuring Native American burial grounds and 11 miles of hiking trails.