Leading Through Excellence: COE Summit 2020



Given the situation beyond our control surrounding COVID-19 , Ohio State’s policy to cancel all non-essential meetings and events, and the restrictions in place by several of our member companies, we are deeply saddened to announce that the Leading Through Excellence Summit will no longer be taking place this April. After careful consideration, we believe this is in the best interest of our speakers and attendees.

We are offering the option to defer payment to the 2021 Summit as well as the option for a refund for your paid registration fees. We encourage you to discuss with your group leader, if applicable, or refer to organizational policy, as several companies have stated they prefer to proceed with payment deferral. You can let us know how you would like to proceed here by no later than March 31st. If no action is taken, we will default to payment deferral.

 Our team is working hard to unravel months of planning and preparation, and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.


April 7-9, 2020 | Fawcett Center, Columbus, OH

The pace of change is moving faster than ever, and organizations are becoming defined by their ability to adapt and anticipate disruption. Growing as an innovative, adaptive organization means supporting a culture of continuous learning - and each year, The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence offers an opportunity to get your cross-functional teams offsite and in front of the latest best practices in leadership and problem solving. Join us, and 500 process excellence leaders from across North America, for Leading Through Excellence 2020.


What are 2019 attendees saying? 

COE’s seventh-annual summit featured nearly 50 workshops, tours, breakout sessions, and keynote presentations. See what attendees were saying last year through our Twitter feed @FisherCOE using #COEsummit19

Traveling from out of town and seeking overnight lodging? Let us help.

hilton garden innCOE has summit lodging partnerships with three hotels near the event venue, all of which offer free shuttle service to and from the site. These hotels offer discounted room rates claimed by entering discount codes, which will be available on our travel and lodging site in the upcoming months.

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Cheyanne Cierpial
Marketing & Communications Associate