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Experience Louisville at AACTE Annual Meeting


The 2019 AACTE Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY, is packed full of professional development opportunities designed to expand your knowledge base and engage you in conversations with fellow attendees. But when the meeting is not in session, you will want to venture out and explore the sights that will both energize and inspire you, many of which are just steps away from the hub of the AACTE Annual Meeting.

Learning Lab Sessions will take place in both the Omni Louisville and the Louisville Marriott Downtown, with the Deeper Dives and General Sessions taking place at the brand new ballroom in the Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC). AACTE has blocks of sleeping rooms in four hotels that are either connected to or just a short walk from the KICC:

  • Omni Louisville (AACTE Co-Headquarters Hotel) is the newest feature in the Louisville skyline, having just opened in March 2018. Boasting several unique dining experiences and venues, you can shop the Falls City Market, sip on local Heine Brothers coffee, and even bowl a few frames in the super-secret speakeasy. The Omni Louisville will host some of this year’s sessions, including Learning Labs and the Conference Community Center. Walking distance to the KICC: 2 blocks. Learn more
  • Louisville Marriott Downtown (AACTE Co-Headquarters Hotel) is steps away from some of Louisville’s biggest attractions, including Whiskey Row, the Muhammad Ali Center, and the Louisville Slugger Museum. With newly-renovated guestrooms and the comfort food of Porch Kitchen and Bar, experience Louisville in style while staying here. Connected to the KICC. Learn more
  • Hyatt Regency Louisville is ideally located in the heart of downtown Louisville and marks the entrance to Fourth Street Live, which is filled with dining and entertainment options. With newly-renovated rooms, it’s the perfect home base for exploring the city. Connected to the KICC. Learn more
  • Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown is built into one of Louisville’s historic buildings and features contemporary, boutique-like suites in the middle of Fourth Street Live. And don’t forget, staying at the Embassy Suites offers you access to complimentary, hot breakfast each morning and evening receptions in their guest dining area and lounge. Walking distance to the KICC: 3 blocks. Learn more

From the time you arrive, you will see there’s something uniquely authentic about Louisville. It’s a city that combines heritage with innovation, authenticity with originality, and quirkiness with friendliness. Whether you are discovering why the city was named one of the “Ten Best New Food Cities in America” or exploring its one of a kind attractions, Louisville will show you a southern charm unlike any you have experienced before. Learn more at gotolouisville.com.

Get discounted registration rates and receive AACTE’s special hotel rates when you make your reservation and register by January 28 for the AACTE 71st Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, February 22-24. We also invite you to follow us on Twitter and Facebook and join the conversation using #AACTE19.

Note: The link for making hotel reservations will be available exclusively on your registration confirmation. You must book your reservation using AACTE’s custom link to secure the Annual Meeting attendee benefits, including complimentary Wi-Fi and discounted room rates.


Matthew Wales

Vice President, Member Services & Events