April 5–8, 2020


Columbus, OH

CI 20 / About

The 2020 Continuous Improvement Conference (April 5–8 in Columbus, Ohio) is the only annual event focused on helping custom manufacturers such as printing and converting companies achieve operational excellence by using the concepts of Lean manufacturing and other management and quality systems. Year after year attendees directly link reduced costs, lowered waste, and increased profit margins to ideas gained from conference presentations and networking.

Whether you’re starting a structured improvement program, or are looking for ways to sustain and improve your existing efforts, the conference has content specifically designed for your knowledge level.

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Schedule / Detailed Schedule Coming Soon!

Sunday, April 5
1:00-5:00 pm         Preconference Workshops
6:00-7:00 pm        Welcome Reception

Monday, April 6
8:30 am-5:15 pm   Keynote and Breakouts
6:00 pm                  Dine Around

Tuesday, April 7
8:30 am-5:00 pm  Keynote and Breakouts
6:00-8:00 pm         Gala Reception

Wednesday, April 8
8:30-11:00 am         Keynotes
Noon-1:30 pm*       Tours
* Buses depart at 11:30 am

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2020 Event Location

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 228-5050
Hotel Website
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Hotel Reservations

The Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel is ideally located in the heart of the city, just steps from the historic German Village, and in close proximity to the Ohio Theatre, Columbus Convention Center and Ohio State University. Enjoy its eclectic mix of unique guest experiences, signature services, local artwork and upscale accommodations during your stay. The spacious guest rooms feature contemporary style, luxurious bedding and deluxe amenities. Unwind in the rooftop pool and bar – the perfect urban retreat. Feast on farm-to-table American cuisine with an Ohio flair at Latitude 41, a Dean James Max destination restaurant. Gather with fellow attendees at its casually sophisticated Bar 41.

Registered conference attendees have access to the special conference hotel rate of $154 single/double. The special conference rate is available until Friday, March 13, 2020, though the block may sell out prior to that date. After March 13, the hotel will accept reservations on a space-and-rate available basis only.

To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly at (614) 228-5050 and use conference code Continuous. One night’s room and tax will be charged to guarantee the reservation. You may cancel the reservation 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is 18 miles from the hotel. Taxi/Uber/Lyft will be $15-30. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has AirConnect bus service between the airport and downtown for only $2.75. There is a stop less than a block from the hotel. If you plan to drive, valet parking is available at the group discount rate of $18/night.


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Printing Industries of America is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability or physical appearance. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants, speakers, or guests in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the PIA staff.

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