2002 TMS Fall Meeting: Travel Information

October 6-10, 2002 · TMS FALL MEETING 2002 · Columbus, Ohio





The TMS Fall Meeting 2002 will be headquartered at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Columbus, Ohio, October 6-10, 2002. Additional travel information will be added to this site as it becomes available. For information about Columbus, Ohio, please visit the Columbus Visitor's Bureau web site.


While in Columbus for the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting, don’t forget to visit some of the great attractions the area has to offer!

Columbus Museum of Art

The Columbus Museum of Art features works from an outstanding collection of impressionists, German expressionists, cubists, American modernists, and contemporary artists, including works by Degas, Monet, Matisse, Picasso, Bellows, Demuth, Hopper, Marin and O’Keeffe. Highlights include the Russell Page Sculpture Garden and the Ross Photography Center.

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Playing host to more than 2.5 million visitors each year, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has received national recognition for its success in breeding cheetahs and lowland gorillas, and for having the country’s largest collection of reptiles. The Manatee Coast, a $10 million mangrove waterway habitat that holds 190,000 gallons of water, various fish and turtle species, and three manatees, opened in 1999. Currently under construction are the Australia and the Islands projects, which will feature animals from Australia and the islands of Southeast Asia.

Jack Nicklaus Museum

Opening in the spring of 2002, just miles from where Nicklaus grew up, the Jack Nicklaus Museum will include interactive exhibits and memorabilia documenting Nicklaus’ career as a golfer, golf course designer, businessman, and family man. Highlights include a series of exhibits that chronicle Nicklaus’ playing career through his performance in the sport’s five major championships – the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA
Championship and U.S. Amateur.

Nationwide Arena/Arena District

Nationwide Arena, a 20,000-seat, multi-purpose arena, opened in September 2000 as the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets. The facility, located in downtown Columbus, also hosts an array of concerts and family entertainment events. The arena is the only facility in the National Hockey League with an attached practice facility. The Arena District, a 95-acre planned development, surrounds the arena. It features restaurants, nightclubs and office space, as well as the Arena Grand Theatre, an upscale first-run movie theater, and the PromoWest Pavilion, an indoor/outdoor music hall styled after the House of Blues.

COSI Columbus

COSI Columbus, the city’s interactive science center, is located in a 300,000-square-foot building that is more than five times larger than the White House. World-renowned architect Arata Isozaki designed the new building, which features eight “Learning Worlds” where visitors can experience hands-on activities that make science understandable and fun. The Learning Worlds are Ocean, Adventure, KidSpace, Progress, I/O, Gadgets, Life and Space. COSI also features a seven-story Extreme Screen Theater and a 21st century planetarium. COSI’s president is former astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan. This year’s featured traveling exhibit is “The Hundred Languages of Children,” which documents the work of children from a preschool in Italy. It will be on display through Dec. 31, 2002.

German Village/Brewery District

As the largest privately restored historic district in the United States, German Village features quaint homes, gardens, shops, and galleries along brick-lined streets. Popular German Village attractions include Schiller Park, Schmidt’s Restaurant & Sausage Haus and the 32-room Book Loft. The adjacent Brewery District, one of the city’s top entertainment districts, is chock full of bars, nightclubs and restaurants.

Schottenstein Center/Ohio Stadium

The Schottenstein Center, a 20,000-seat multi-purpose arena opened in October 1998, is home to The Ohio State University men’s and women’s basketball teams, the men’s ice hockey team and a variety of other sporting events, concerts and shows. The football team plays its home games in the recently renovated Ohio Stadium, one of the largest in college football. Ohio State fields teams in more than 30 sports.

TMS would like to thank the Greater Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau for providing the photograph and city information.

For more information visit the greater Columbus convention and visitors bureau online at http:// or call 1-800-345-4FUN.


US Airways, the Official Carrier of the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting.

US Airways agrees to offer an exclusive low rate for attendees traveling to the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

This special fare will offer a 5% discount off First or Envoy Class and any published US Airways promotional round trip fare. A 10% discount off unrestricted coach fares will apply with 60 days advance reservations and ticketing before departure. These discounts are valid provided all rules and restrictions are met and are applicable for travel from all points on US Airways’ route system.

US Airways will also offer exclusive negotiated rates for attendees who are unable to meet the restrictions of the promotional round trip fares. The above discounts are not combinable with other discounts or promotions, and are valid three days before and after the meeting dates. Additional restrictions may apply on international travel.

To obtain these discounts, you or your professional travel consultant must call US Airways’ Group and Meeting Reservation Office toll free at (877) 874-7687; 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Eastern Time.


Once your reservations are confirmed, US Airways Group and Meeting Reservation Office will mail the tickets to you or suggest several other convenient methods of purchase. If you normally use the services of a travel agent or corporate travel department, please have them place the call so that they may obtain the same advantages for you. The special meeting fare is only available through the Group and Meeting Reservation


Hertz is the Official Car Rental Company of the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting in Columbus, Ohio

Meeting rates listed below, with free unlimited mileage, are guaranteed one week before through one week after the actual meeting dates and are subject to car availability. Rates are available from all Ohio locations. Hertz now offers attractive options for travelers with optional Hertz NeverLost audio driving directions, touch-screen Computerized Driving Directions where available, and portable cell phone rentals.

Advance reservations may be made by booking online at or calling the Hertz reservations number (US: 1-800-654-2240; Canada: 1-800-263-0600; International: contact your nearest Hertz reservation center) and identify yourself as an attendee of the TMS 2002 Fall Meeting and reference the CV number which follows:

Hertz CV #02QJ0003

  Daily Weekend Weekly
Car Class
(Per Day)
(Per Day)
5–7 Day
B Compact-4Dr $44.99 $25.99 $208.99
C Midsize-2/4Dr $46.99 $26.99 $218.99
D Sporty-2Dr $48.99 $27.99 $228.99
F Fullsize-4Dr $50.99 $28.99 $238.99

Standard rental and credit qualifications apply. Taxes, vehicle licensing fees/tax reimbursement, transportation fee, transaction fee, and optional items, such as refueling, are extra. At many airports and hotels, a 5% - 12.75% airport/hotel concession fee recovery applies on car rental.

Terms and Conditions:

  • One-way service fee will apply when cars are not returned to renting location.
  • Additional daily charges for optional coverage (Loss Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance, Personal Effect Protection, refueling and state tax) are not included in the above rates.
  • Drivers must meet standard Hertz age, driver, and credit requirements.
  • Hertz is a frequent fl yer partner with US Airways, Delta, Northwest, United, and American Airlines. Frequent flyer information may be requested at time of car booking.


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