Location of the Conference and Accommodation:

The Galt House Hotel & Suites is located in the heart of downtown Louisville. Featuring 1,300 rooms including 600 newly renovated suites, 43 apartments, 3 restaurants, 3 lounges, 120,000 sq.ft. of meeting space, fitness center, outdoor river view pool, in-house shopping, massage, beauty salon, liquor store and overnight parking. The hotel is within walking distance of the city's museums, fashionable cafes, charming restaurants and unique trendy boutique shops. Downtown Louisville is surrounded by an array of historical structures dating to the days before the Civil War. Elaborate details, can be seen throughout a walk along downtown Louisville's tree-lined streets.

Louisville offers a quality of life that is matched by few in the country. Not only is Louisville one of nine communities with a resident professional opera, theater, orchestra, ballet and children's theater. Louisville also is home to several world-class museums and educational attractions, such as the J.B. Speed Art Museum, Glassworks and the Louisville Science Center.

From the gigantic Louisville Slugger replica outside Hillerich & Bradsby's downtown headquarters, which offers tours of its bat factory and museum, to the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs in south central Louisville, sports also play an important role in the community. The University of Louisville is home to Division I football and basketball teams, and the city also enjoys rooting its professional baseball and arena football teams to victory.