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Hotel Information

All attendees are encouraged to make plans to stay at the conference hotel. Use the reservation booking link or call the hotel as instructed below to receive a special discounted rate on your room nights. Booking this way will help the conference meet its financial commitments to the hotel, plus it has the convenience of only being an elevator ride away from the sessions!

Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center
1020 Calhoun St
Fort Wayne, IN 4680
(260) 420-1100

Discounted Room Rate: $164/night, rate available until October 29, 2024.


Conference Location

The OKI 2024 Planning Horizons conference will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, placing you right in the beating heart of Fort Wayne's walkable downtown. Step outside the convention center doors and discover a dynamic cityscape brimming with possibilities. Explore a network of restaurants, shops, and cultural attractions all within easy strolling distance. The Grand Wayne Convention Center itself boasts modern facilities and flexible spaces, making it the perfect hub for connecting with colleagues and shaping the future of regional planning.

Grand Wayne Convention Center
120 W Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Planning Your Trip

Getting to Fort Wayne for the OKI 2024 Planning Horizons conference is convenient for attendees across the region! The city is served by Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA), located just eight miles southwest of downtown and offering numerous non-stop flights from major carriers.

Planning to drive? Here's how far Fort Wayne is from some major cities:


  • Indianapolis: Approximately 120 miles south via I-69.
  • South Bend: Roughly 60 miles northwest via I-80 E.
  • Gary: Around 140 miles northwest via I-90 E.


  • Columbus: Close to 180 miles east via I-80 E and I-90 E.
  • Toledo: Approximately 120 miles north via I-69 N.
  • Cleveland: Roughly 220 miles northeast via I-80 E and Ohio Turnpike.


  • Louisville: About 240 miles south via I-65 S.
  • Lexington: Approximately 280 miles southeast via I-70 E and I-64 E.

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