Events

The Yale Club of Central Ohio organizes the widest range of activities for our highly diverse alumni base, their families, and their guests. The Yale Club is creating one of the most ambitious calendars of any Yale alumni club.

Reservations and cancellations to the Yale Club of Central Ohio events are most easily made online by all registered users of this website. Reservations and cancellations can also be placed by email at admin@yalecolumbus.org or by calling 888-588-YALE (9253) toll free.

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Yale Club Monthly Lunch

Date: Wednesday, January 31st
Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm
Place: Schokko Art Café
480 East Broad Street, Columbus
Cost: Free for Everyone (Food and Beverage on Your Own.)

In the spirit of bringing our community together, we’re reviving a former Yale Club tradition — a monthly, informal, mid-week lunch.

Join us in the Schokko Art Café at the Columbus Museum of Art. This new artful concept from Cameron Mitchell is located on the main floor of Columbus Museum of Art near the main entrance, and looks out onto the new sculpture garden. The menu features specially created signature items including vegetarian offerings and variety of healthy and hearty dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Packaged grab-n-go items will also be available for those wanting to pop in, say hello, then dash back to the office.

Weather permitting, we’ll grab a large table in the garden area.

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: January 28th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by January 28th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, 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.


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Forecasting the Future of the Economy: Insights from Behavioral Economics

Date: Thursday, February 8th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Place: Ice Miller LLP
Arena District, 250 West Street, Suite 700, Columbus
Cost: $30 for Member, $50 for Non-Member (Includes presentation, light hors d'oeuvres, and refreshments.)

"If you don't know the cause, you won't know the cure," says Dr. Roger Blackwell believing that consumers, in comparison to government or Federal Reserve policies, are more accurate indicators of GDP growth.

The New York Times describes Roger Blackwell PhD as one of America's top speakers on marketing and business. As a marketing expert, Dr Blackwell has served on the board of directors for multiple public and private companies, most prominently Max & Erma's Restaurants, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Worthington Foods. He is, perhaps, best known for his pioneering model of the consumer decision-making process used in the forecasting of macro-economic trends.

Dr. Blackwell taught over 3,000 executive seminars on six continents before retiring from joint appointments in the Fisher College of Business and the College of Medicine at Ohio State, where he received 27 teaching awards while teaching 65,000 students. He was also a Visiting Professor at Stanford Graduate School of Business, the University of Washington, and numerous universities throughout Canada and Africa.

At Ohio State, Blackwell was part of a team that wrote the first textbook in its field, Consumer Behavior, now in its 10th edition, the foundation of what is now called Behavioral Economics.  His 40th and most recent book is Saving America: How Garage Entrepreneurs Grow Small Firms into Large Fortunes. It is series of conversations based on lessons learned from entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Sam Walton. It also includes Columbus entrepreneurs Dave Thomas, Lisa Ingram, Cheryl Krueger, Les Wexner, and Peter Kight.

Join Yale, HBS, and Dartmouth Club members and guests for an evening and candid conversation with Roger Blackwell as he discusses the forecasting of macro-economic trends by understanding consumer demographics and behavior, and demonstrating why increased productivity is the key to growth and profitability for both B2C (business to consumer) and B2B (business to business) firms.

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

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: January 25th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by January 25th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after January 25th are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $40 for Yale Club members and $50 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, 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.


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Meet Up with Fellow Alumni in a Dark Alley: All Ivy Bowling Night

Date: Thursday, February 22nd
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Place: Athletic Club
136 East Broad Street, Columbus
Cost: $30 for Member, $40 for Non-Member, $25 for Young Alumni Member (Includes admission, bowling, and heavy appetizers. Your first brew is on the Yale Club.)

Bowling in a bowling alley: a good start.

But make it a private bowling alley, then add craft beer, potent drinks, gourmet pizzas, one heck of a bar menu, and alumni camaraderie… well, now you’ve really got something.

Welcome to our All Ivy Bowling Night at the Athletic Club with three-lanes of bowling fun that’s also serving up cocktails, burgers, fried chicken on a stick, and a healthy dose of interclub competition.

Sure, this part of the Athletic Club will surprise you. It’s hosts a low-key clubhouse vibe, mixology-caliber cocktails, and great music.

Three of the five lanes are reserved exclusively for us. Or, if you’re not into bowling, but still want to socialize, then decamp at the large table just behind our lanes and network with alumni from Bryn Mawr, Dartmouth, Harvard, MIT, Mt Holyoke, Smith, Stanford, Wellesley, and of course, Yale!

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: February 15th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by February 15th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after February 15th are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $40 for Yale Club members and $50 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
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To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, 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.


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Yale Club Monthly Lunch

Date: Wednesday, February 28th
Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm
Place: Schokko Art Café
480 East Broad Street, Columbus
Cost: Free for Everyone (Food and Beverage on Your Own.)

In the spirit of bringing our community together, we’re reviving a former Yale Club tradition — a monthly, informal, mid-week lunch.

Join us in the Schokko Art Café at the Columbus Museum of Art. This new artful concept from Cameron Mitchell is located on the main floor of Columbus Museum of Art near the main entrance, and looks out onto the new sculpture garden. The menu features specially created signature items including vegetarian offerings and variety of healthy and hearty dishes with locally sourced ingredients. Packaged grab-n-go items will also be available for those wanting to pop in, say hello, then dash back to the office.

Weather permitting, we’ll grab a large table in the garden area.

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: February 25th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by February 25th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, 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.


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Gene Smith: Managing the Buckeyes Athletic Department

Date: Tuesday, March 6th
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am
Place: The OSU Fawcett Center, Alumni Room
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus
Cost: $30 for Member, $50 for Non-Member (Includes presentation, breakfast, and beverages.)

Gene Smith is in his 14th year as Director of Athletics at The Ohio State University. He is widely recognized and lauded among the leaders of his profession, and Smith has been named "one of the most powerful people in collegiate sport".

Smith oversees the nation's most comprehensive, and one of the most successful collegiate athletic programs in the world. By way of example, a recent Wall Street Journal article ranked OSU football as the most valuable college football program in the country, coming in at just over $1.5 billion. This is up an impressive 59% over last year's #1 ranking.

But there's more to his success than just football. The athletics department manages 36 fully-funded varsity sports with more than 1,000 student-athletes. Under Smith's leadership graduation rates increased to 75% (from 65% in previous years), funding to other university programs has reached $39 million (fiscal 2015-16), and a Forbes article recognized the OSU athletics department as one of the 10 best organizations to work for in sports.

Schedule
7:30am   Registration & Breakfast
8:00am   Program
8:45am   Q&A
9:00am   Conclusion

Please join us for a very interesting breakfast discussion with Gene Smith to discuss big-time college athletics, Buckeye football, and his surprisingly simple secrets for success.

Not yet a Yale Club of Central Ohio member?  Click here to JOIN.

RSVP REQUIRED: February 24th

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by February 24th. Please include the first and last name, and Yale class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after February 24th are welcome, but the ticket price will increase to $40 for Yale Club members and $50 for non-members. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Yale alum or Yale Club member, 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.


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