Welcome to Cleveland! We are very excited to bring the 2022 Visitor Experience Conference to the shores of Lake Erie this October! On this page, you will find everything you need to make your experience visiting Cleveland a great one. From your arrival to your accommodations to restaurant recommendations and more; we are here to help you have a fantastic time in the 216 for #VEX22!


We have blocked off every room at the historic Glidden House Hotel in the University Circle section of Cleveland. The Glidden House is a five minute walk from the Cleveland Museum of Art, our conference host, and several other amazing cultural institutions that call University Circle home.


The Glidden House Hotel has sold out. Here are a few other hotel options within walking distance of the Cleveland Museum of Art:

Courtyard Cleveland University Circle

Tudor Arms Hotel Cleveland 


For VEX22 attendees flying into Cleveland, You'll be arriving at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The airport is a 25 minute cab ride from the Glidden House Hotel, or a 1 hour trip using the RTA Red Line for $2.50. The Little Italy station is a 10 minute walk from the hotel, or you can take the free CircleLink Shuttle.

For VEX22 attendees driving into Cleveland, Glidden House has parking with in and out privileges for $10 per night.

As we get closer to the conference, we will share more information about transit to day trips and events as needed.

Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is the official host institution of the 2022 Visitor Experience Conference. All sessions, keynotes, and workshops are scheduled to take place at the CMA. 

The CMA's COVID-19 policies as of February 7, 2022 are as follows:

The CDC and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommend wearing face coverings in public settings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Effective Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the CMA is requiring everyone—all visitors, staff, and volunteers—to wear a face covering inside the building. The museum is no longer requiring advanced tickets or temperature screenings. 

The CMA is home to a world-class collection of art and the stunning ArtLens Gallery. We highly recommend downloading the ArtLens app prior to your visit. Follow along on our Instagram as we highlight favorite pieces from the CMA collection on the First Friday of each month.

University Circle

Most of your time in Cleveland for the 11th annual Visitor Experience Conference will be spent in the University Circle neighborhood.  University Circle is home to:

  • Glidden House Hotel

  • Cleveland Museum of Art

  • Cleveland Botanical Garden

  • MOCA Cleveland

  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History

  • Cleveland History Center

  • Case Western Reserve University


University Circle and Little Italy have countless options for getting your grub on while in Cleveland. Check out this list for some options (our favorites so far have been Melt, Guarino's, BurgerIM, and Bibibop).

You can also check out our YouTube playlist of some of the places we're looking forward to going to in Cleveland!