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This page will provide you with some basic information about the meeting taking place in Louisville, Kentucky – Wednesday, April 15th through Friday, April 17th.

Included with Registration

As part of your National Meeting experience, you will also receive the following:

  • A welcome reception on Wednesday evening
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday and Friday
  • All conference materials
  • Online access to all meeting presentations and materials


Recommended Travel Times

We often get asked about when the activities begin and end so participants can plan their travel. We recommend:

  • Arriving in Louisville by 3pm on Wednesday, April 15th (if you plan to participate in a pre-session, please note the start time for that session).
  • Scheduling departure flights for 4:30pm or later on Friday, April 17th



The Ready by 21 National Meeting will be held at the Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 West Jefferson, Louisville, Kentucky 40202.  Click here for directions, parking and physical location.


Hotel Accommodations

You are responsible for booking your own accommodations. We have negotiated a group rate of $196.00 per room night at the Louisville Marriott Downtown located at 280 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, Kentucky 40202. The cut-off date is Friday, March 20, 2020 (or until block is full).

Click here to book.

We have also arranged to have additional nearby hotel(s) offering you a special group rate of $193.00 per night (their cut-off date is also Friday, March 20, 2020 or until block is full):

·      Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Downtown, 132 E Jefferson Louisville, Kentucky 40202

·      SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown, 100 E Jefferson Louisville, Kentucky 40202

To book either the Fairfield Inn or SpringHill Suites please click here.


Airport and Ground Transportation

The closest airport is the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and is 8 miles away from the hotel. (The Louisville Marriott Downtown does not provide shuttle service)


TAXI Cabs and Ride Share

SDF has only two authorized ridesharing services, Lyft and Uber. You can find either one by the pick-up curve, located on the lower level, on the east side of the terminal.

For those preferring taxi service, catch a cab at the traffic island. Estimated taxi fare is $18.00 (one way).

Alternate car service transportation: R&R Limousine (800-582-5576) or Xtreme Transportation (812-246-2235); fee: 75.25 USD (one way); reservation required.


Directions and Parking

From Louisville International: Take 264 East one mile to I-65 North. Travel about 6 miles to Brook Street exit. Turn left onto Jefferson. The hotel entrance is immediately to the left on Jefferson Street.

On-site parking, fee: $32 daily; Valet parking, fee: $37 daily

Daily Valet Parking 0-4 Hrs – $27; Over 4 Hrs- $37

Daily Self Parking – 0-4 Hrs – $22; Over 4 Hrs $32


Dress Code

The dress code for this conference is business casual.



The weather in Louisville, KY for mid-April averages a daily maximum temperature of 66 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit and falls on average to 44 to 46°F. Click here for the latest weather forecast in Louisville.

Local Attractions

Feel free to browse by interest at Louisville’s Convention & Visitors Bureau’s webpage.

Home of the Kentucky Derby which takes place May 2, 2020, Louisville’s twists on Southern cuisine has made the city one of the “10 Best New Food Cities” in America.  Their Urban Bourbon Experience™ features the world’s only, city-wide trail filled with award-winning micro-distilleries, exhibits and craft cocktail destinations.  You can discover one-of-a-kind attractions like the legendary Churchill Downs, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, and the Muhammad Ali Center. We will have hard copies of the Official Visitors Guide for your perusal near registration.


Social Media

We hope that you join us in connecting on social media. To promote this conference and connect with other attendees, we will be using the hashtag #Rb21 on Twitter.

Feel free to follow us on Twitter (@forumfyi) and Facebook (/forumfyi) to stay connected all year long.


We look forward to seeing you in Louisville!

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