Conference at YSU Books Hotel to Near Capacity

YOUNGSTOWN, OhioYoungstown State University reports it’s doing its share to help make the opening of the new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel a roaring success.

More than 300 technology professionals from Ohio higher education institutions and international solution providers will be on campus this week as YSU hosts the Ohio Higher Education Computing Council Conference for the first time in more than a decade.

Many of the participants will be staying at the newly opened downtown hotel and have booked the hotel to near capacity for its first opening week, said Chris Wentz, YSU information security officer and chair of the conference planning committee.

“We are excited about bringing this important conference to YSU and being able to share with our guests this beautiful new downtown hotel,” Wentz said.

The three-day conference, which begins Wednesday in Williamson Hall on campus, includes discussions on current trends in technology, effective delivery of technology, information security, strategic planning and fiscal efficiency.

YSU President Jim Tressel will deliver the keynote address and welcome the conference on Wednesday. Participants will be treated to a taste of Youngstown as many of the meals will be provided by local catering companies, including Jeff Chrystal’s, the MVR, and Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts.

The 12-story hotel on Wick Avenue, only two blocks from the YSU campus, has 125 guest rooms and features three meeting spaces on the second floor and the Palladium Ballroom on the top floor. The hotel is the new occupant of the historic Stambaugh Building, built in 1907 and once the headquarters of Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co.

SOURCE: YSU News Center

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