Events

The DCCO strives to bring membership together through a wide range of activities for our highly diverse alumni base and their families. To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Dartmouth alum or DCCO member, you must first Register as a User on our site (registration is free). Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.

Reservations and cancellations to Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio events are most easily made online by all registered users of this website and DCCO mobile apps. Reservations and cancellations can also be placed by email at admin@dartmouthincolumbus.org.

Please see event listings for restrictions, details, and rates, and familiarize yourself with the DCCO Reservation/Cancellation Policy.


Upcoming Events:

VIP Columbus Blue Jackets Experience for Dartmouth Alumni

Date: Sunday, April 2nd
Time: 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Nationwide Arena
200 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus
Cost: $115 for Member, $130 for Non-Member (Includes VIP reception, food, non-alcoholic beverages, and game tickets. Cash bar will be available.)

Dartmouth Columbus is gauging alumni interest in hosting a VIP experience with the playoff bound Columbus Blue Jackets. Through March 28th, the DCCO will be accepting RSVPs in order to gauge interest in the event as described below. Comments and suggestions are encouraged, and may be sent to admin@dartmouthincolumbus.org.

The Columbus Blue Jackets just became the second team this season to clinch a berth into the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team (47-18-6) moved into a tie with the Washing Capitals for first place in the NHL with 100 points. The Blue Jackets reached 100 points for the first time and qualified for the playoffs for the third time in its 17-season history.

Join the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio, along with our friends from Harvard and HBS, for a VIP alumni experience as the Columbus Blue Jackets face off against the Washington Capitals.

The evening starts in our club level VIP suite for drinks, food, and ample networking. Joining us before the game will be Blue Jackets’ senior executives for panel discussion about all things hockey, and a behind the scenes look at the NHL that most people never get to witness.

Panelists include:
• Mike Priest, President
• Cameron Scholvin, Chief Revenue Officer
• TJ LaMendola, Chief Financial Officer
• JD Kershaw, Vice President Marketing
• Ryan Shirk, Vice President Corporate Partnerships

Afterward the discussion, alumni and guests will head to our seats to see the Blue Jackets battle it out against the Capitals.

Schedule
4:30pm  Cocktail Reception & Networking
5:00pm  Panel discussion with Blue Jackets senior management
5:45pm  Proceed to group seats
8:30pm  Conclusion

This exclusive event is being held for members of the Dartmouth, Harvard, and HBS Clubs only, and will include a premium food package in a private suite.

Space will be limited to the first 50 RSVPs. Tickets will be distributed inside the VIP suite.

Not yet a member of the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio? Click here to join.

RSVP REQUIRED: March 28th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by March 28th. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs received after March 28th are welcome, but must pay an additional $10 administration fee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a member of the Dartmouth community, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events. Thank you.


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Tequila 101: Mastery and Mixology

Date: Wednesday, May 3rd
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Place: Nada
220 West Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus
Cost: $28 for Member, $33 for Non-Member (Includes instruction, presentation, tequila tasting, margarita, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. Additional beverages on your own.)

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. Our Cinco de Mayo 2017—Ivy Style—celebrates one cultural aspect in particular: libations.

It can be argued that tequila is the best-known spirit originating from Mexico. It is the bedrock to any rollicking margarita. Even still, many are unfamiliar with tequila origins, are unaware of its many types, and unschooled in tequila’s ties to heritage and culture. That’s about to change.

In preparation for Cinco de Mayo 2017, the Dartmouth, Harvard, and HBS Clubs invite all members and guests to Tequila 101: Mastery and Mixology (a course even Don Julio himself would be proud of). We begin with a discussion about tequila, it’s history and its indelible mark on Mexican culture. Alumni are then guided through a tequila tasting—sampling many of the different tequila types. The information gleaned will then be put to the test as alumni try their hands at making the perfect margarita. It is at this point that we thought it wise to roll in a few Mexican inspired appetizers, perfectly paired with… you guessed it, tequila!

Not yet a member of the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio? Click here to join.

RSVP REQUIRED: April 28th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by April 28th. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs received after April 28th are welcome, but must pay an additional $5 administration fee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a member of the Dartmouth community, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events. Thank you.


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Behind the Scenes at Amazon Fulfillment Center CMH1

Date: Thursday, May 11th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Amazon Fulfillment Center
11999 National Road SW, Etna
Cost: $30 for Member, $50 for Non-Member (Includes admission, presentation, food, non-alcoholic beverages, and tour.)

Through the engineering of its fulfillment centers, Amazon has built the world’s most nimble infrastructure for the transfer of things, a logistics platform that dramatically amplifies any one person’s ability to move matter to anyone else. As Amazon expands that capacity to include its own trucks and someday flying drones, the physical reach it can offer other businesses extends even further.

Amazon’s fulfillment centers have the potential to become the networked hubs of the consumer economy, the biggest of big boxes that free up businesses to focus on making things rather than moving them.

Built in 1997, Amazon's initial fulfillment centers were located in Seattle, WA and New Castle, DE. The original 93,000 square foot facilities seems tiny relative to the new fulfillment centers being built today. In the United States alone, Amazon operates roughly 95 massive fulfillment and distribution centers including small sortable, large sortable, large non-sortable, specialty fulfillment centers, redistribution centers, and return centers.

The center in Enta, Ohio, which opened in September of 2016, boasts 855,00 square feet of floor space at an investment of roughly $90 million. The Etna fulfillment center processes small sortables with the help of almost 1,500 employees. It's sister facility, in Obetz, OH, opened in December of 2016, has 1,000,000 square foot of floor space, handles large sortables, and employes roughly 500 associates.

Join Dartmouth Columbus members and guests, along with friends from Harvard and HBS, for a behind the scenes look into Amazon’s vast network of fulfillment centers. In a presentation by Matt Krough, Director of Business Operations, attendees will learn about the multinational conglomerate, including Amazon’s own investment in Ohio, as well as critical information about Amazon’s Etna facility including issues that a plant of this size deals with day-to-day including people, performance, equipment and technology, process, and management. Mr Krough will also address the drivers for success like innovation, scale, quality, and product. Following the presentation, alumni and guests will head on tour of the fulfillment center.

Schedule
5:30pm   Registration, Appetizers, Beverages, and Networking
6:15pm   Program begins
7:15pm   Tours begin
8:00pm   Debrief and Q&A
8:30pm   Conclusion

Not yet a member of the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio? Click here to join.

RSVP REQUIRED: May 3rd

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by May 3rd. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs received after May 3rd are welcome, but must pay an additional $10 administration fee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a member of the Dartmouth community, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events. Thank you.


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Behind the Scenes Tour of Ohio Stadium

Date: Wednesday, May 17th
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Place: Ohio Stadium
411 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus
Cost: $10 for Member, $15 for Non-Member (Includes admission to VIP tour. Food and drink on your own.)

The Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio is taking a day to experience scarlet and gray.

DCCO members and guests are going behind the scenes of the Ohio Stadium on a private tour that will take us inside the storied history of Buckeye Football. During our tour of Ohio Stadium, we will have an exclusive look at some of the most treasured spaces in Ohio Stadium.

DCCO members and guests, along with friends from HBS, will:

• walk the sidelines where Woody once roamed, Archie made history, and where the Buckeyes have battled since 1922.
• experience the Yassenoff Recruit Center filled with pictures of current and former Buckeye greats.
• travel up to one of the nation's largest collegiate press boxes, where over 400 media personnel and staff are seated for games.
• see the Huntington Club level and view the field from one of the 81 suites.
• visit the $1.5 million Steinbrenner Band Center, home to the "Best Damn Band in the Land".
• explore other areas of the "the Horseshoe" for a unique Buckeye experience.

Following the private tour, members and guests will meet for a cocktail reception to revel in the experience and network.

Not yet a member of the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio? Click here to join.

RSVP REQUIRED: May 10th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by May 10th. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs received after May 10th are welcome, but must pay an additional $5 administration fee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a member of the Dartmouth community, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events. Thank you.


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Behind the Scenes at the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research

Date: Thursday, June 8th
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Place: Center for Automotive Research
930 Kinnear Road, Columbus
Cost: $30 for Member, $50 for Non-Member (Includes reception, food, non-alcoholic beverages, panel discussion and tour.)

Join Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio members and guests, along with our friends from Harvard and HBS, for an informative evening at the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University.

Giorgio Rizzoni PhD, Director of the Center for Automotive Research, will moderate a panel discussion designed to enlighten our alumni audience on the topic of autonomous vehicles and their impact on transportation and mobility, especially in more urban environments. The panel will comprise both academic and key industry players. Following the discussion, members and guests will be given a behind the scenes tour of the Center for Automotive Research, that will include the record-setting electric vehicle, the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3.

Schedule
6:00pm   Reception & Networking
6:30pm   Panel discussion
7:30pm   Tour & vehicle display
8:30pm   Conclusion

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is an interdisciplinary research center in The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering. CAR research focuses on: energy, safety and the environment, aimed at improving sustainable mobility. CAR offers state-of-the-art facilities for students, faculty, research staff and industry partners. With a concentration on preparing the next generation of automotive leaders, CAR is recognized for: interdisciplinary emphasis on systems engineering, advanced and unique experimental facilities, collaboration on advanced product development projects with industry and a balance of government and privately sponsored research.

Space will be limited to the first 60 RSVPs. Please register early.

Not yet a member of the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio? Click here to join.

RSVP REQUIRED: May 30th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by May 30th. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs received after May 30th are welcome, but must pay an additional $10 administration fee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a member of the Dartmouth community, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events. Thank you.


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VIP Columbus Crew SC Experience for Dartmouth Alumni

Date: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Place: Mapfre Stadium
One Black & Gold Boulevard, Columbus
Cost: $115 for Member, $130 for Non-Member (Includes VIP reception, food, non-alcoholic beverages, and game tickets. Cash bar will be available.)

The DCCO is gauging alumni interest in hosting a VIP experience with the alumni-owned Columbus Crew Soccer Club. Through the end of March, the DCCO will be accepting noncommittal RSVPs in order to gauge interest in the event as described below. Comments and suggestions are encouraged, and may be sent to admin@dartmouthincolumbus.org.

Join Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio and HBS Club Columbus for a VIP experience as the alumni-owned, MLS Champions Columbus Crew SC go up against rival New York Red Bulls.

The evening starts in a VIP suite for drinks, food, and ample networking. Joining us before the game will be Andy Loughnane, Columbus Crew SC President of Business Operations. Andy will speak to our alumni about the nature of running a major sports franchise, and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the MLS most people never hear about. Afterward, alumni and guests will head to our seats to see the Crew battle it out against the Red Bulls.

Schedule
6:30pm         Cocktail Reception & Networking
7:00pm         Columbus Crew Presentation with President Andy Loughnane
7:30pm         Proceed to group seats
9:30pm         Conclusion

This exclusive event is being held for members of the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio, and Harvard and HBS Clubs, only and will include a premium food package in a private suite.

Space will be limited to the first 40 RSVPs. Tickets will be distributed inside the VIP suite.

Columbus Crew SC is an American professional soccer club based in Columbus. Crew SC competes in Major League Soccer (MLS) as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference. Crew SC began play in 1996 as one of the ten charter clubs of the league. The team is owned by Anthony Precourt (Tuck '98) and Precourt Sports Ventures LLC. Precourt became the second owner in the history of the club in 2013.

The Crew currently plays its home games at MAPFRE Stadium, the first soccer-specific stadium ever built for a MLS team, with a seating capacity of 19,968. In 2014, the club's 19th season at MAPFRE Stadium, the Black & Gold set club attendance records for both most cumulative attendance and most sellouts.

The Crew has won five major trophies: MLS Cup 2008, the 2004, 2008, and 2009 Supporters' Shields, and the 2002 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Black & Gold have qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League (or its predecessor, the CONCACAF Champions' Cup) three times, reaching the quarterfinals each time.

Andy Loughnane, President of Business Operations
Andy Loughnane’s sports and entertainment background encompasses leadership roles with three major league sports franchises in sales and management positions prior to joining the Black & Gold. Loughnane has overseen improvements and milestones in a number of business capacities for Crew SC, beginning with the final execution of the club’s brand transformation and identity reveal in 2014. Within seven months of his appointment, the Black & Gold secured the largest commercial deal in history of club to rename America’s first soccer-specific venue, MAPFRE Stadium, following a monumental deal with the global insurance company. Ahead of the 2016 season, Loughnane again oversaw a major partnership for Crew SC, helping complete the club's landmark television broadcast partnership to reach 100% of all Columbus households, and large portions of all major metros in Ohio via a simulcast arrangement with The CW Columbus, FOX-28, ABC-6, Spectrum Sports, and Buckeye Broadband. Read more

Not yet a member of the Dartmouth Club of Central Ohio? Click here to join.

RSVP REQUIRED: August 23rd

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by August 23rd. Please include the first and last name, and Dartmouth class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs received after August 23rd are welcome, but must pay an additional $15 administration fee. Please register early! Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a member of the Dartmouth community, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events. Thank you.


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