Events

Events

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Upcoming events

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
    Register

    An entire generation of young men (and sometimes women) are changing the social and recreational dynamic by spending vast amounts of their free time glued to screens playing, talking about, and watching others play video games.

    The video gaming industry is expected to top $100 billion in the next decade, which is likely no surprise to anyone who has watched TV commercials, visited a department store, or is related to a Millennial/Gen Z male.

    eSports - the rapidly growing competitive sport of video gaming - is poised to reach nearly $1 billion next year, with sponsorships, big-ticket competitions, and highly paid athletes. The Luxor in Las Vegas has opened a 50,000 square foot gaming arena and eSports betting (and the subsequent issues of corruption) is becoming a major force to reckon with.

    But, if you think this is just for fun, there are ancillary benefits beyond entertainment. Virtual reality, especially, is being applied to more and more real-world applications including physical and occupational therapy, education, and training.

    To tackle this fascinating and quickly changing arena, CMC welcomes Chris Volpe (CEO of Multivarious), Deborah Grzybowski (Co-Director of Game Studies and eSports Curriculum Development, Associate Professor of Engineering, The Ohio State University), Justin Kogge (Director of Game Arena), and host Tim Feran (Business Reporter, The Columbus Dispatch). Multivarious will have a virtual reality demonstration available at the forum.

    With support from: Dispatch Media Group


    Regular Entree: Roast beef with demi sauce, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. Served with a garden salad.

    Vegetarian Entree: Impossible burger with sweet potato fries. Served with a garden salad.

    • 29 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hollywood Casino, 200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
    Register
    Start out the holiday season in festive style with Columbus Metropolitan Club members, guests, and friends!

    Enjoy good company, CMC's always popular "not-so-silent" auction, and food and drink in a private banquet room in the beautiful conference center.

    Members are welcome to bring up to 3 non-members guests at no charge!

    Sponsored by: Hollywood Casino

    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    Featuring Brian E. Roe (Associate Chair, Van Buren Professor, Undergraduate Studies Leader at the Department of Agricultural, Environment, and Development Economics at The Ohio State University and head of Ohio State Food Waste Collaborative) Kyle O'Keefe (Director Innovation and Programs at SWACO), Amy McCormick (Corporate Affairs Manager at The Kroger Co.), and host Dan Mushalko (President of WCBE 90.5).

    Presenting sponsor: OhioHealth

    Series sponsor: Mount Carmel Health System

    • 12 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
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    The Harrison "Bill" Smith Legacy Forum and Downtown Commission "Smithy" Awards

    Featuring Jonathan Melchi (Executive Director of the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio), Bob Schottenstein (Chairman, President, and CEO of M/I Homes), and host Jim Weiker (Business Editor of The Columbus Dispatch).

    Sponsored by: Smith & Hale

    With support from: Dispatch Media Group


    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • The Boat House at Confluence Park 679 W Spring St, Columbus, OH 43215
    Register

    More information coming soon.

    Sponsored by: Porter Wright Morris & Arthur


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