22:2 (2007:05) 22nd Annual Conference – CPC UpdateMay 8, 2007 at 5:15 pm | Posted in Conference, Conference Planning | Leave a comment
22ND ANNUAL CONFERENCE (2007)
Angel Clemons and Tyler Goldberg, Co-Chairs
We’ll be seeing you all here in Louisville in just a few weeks. Final preparations are underway and the air is crackling with excitement. In addition to great programming, here’s some of the fun and excitement awaiting you.
Food! Southern food, Kentucky style. Be sure to sign up for the dinner cruise on the Ohio River (which, by the way, along the Kentucky border, is wholly in Kentucky. Indiana starts at the northern shore). Enjoy a dinner buffet while on a stately riverboat. Don’t forget the dine-arounds. They are so good we are having them on two nights, Friday and Saturday. This is your chance to try country ham, grits, Kentucky style green beans, and the local specialty, a hot brown. What’s that? Order it and find out. Or make your friend do it.
What’s food without the drink? Kentucky is the only place worldwide where bourbon is produced. Sample some and see what makes it special at the Jockey Silks Bar of the Galt House, home to one of the largest bourbon collections anywhere. This is guilt-free drinking; it’s a scholarship fundraiser.
Along with culinary arts, the fine arts abound in Louisville. On Friday join us for the Gallery Hop — take a trolley to the downtown Art Zone, an area where galleries flourish. Don’t forget to hit Muth’s Candy Store, right in the middle of the galleries, for some handmade bourbon chocolate and other regional sweets.
Such indulgence requires some exercise. Burn off that hangover on a 3 mile walk/run along the Ohio River, Saturday, at 6:00 a.m. If the thought of that just annoys you, opt for a walking tour of the downtown hosted by a professional tour guide. To see more of the town, join us for a bus tour (so much for exercise). Three different tours will take you through Old Louisville, one of the largest Victorian neighborhoods in the US, and Churchill Downs, where you will visit the Kentucky Derby Museum. Another tour visits the Louisville Stoneware factory and store, home to one of the oldest stoneware manufacturers in the US. Finally, try the historic Louisville bus tour, which starts with a brunch and takes you to prominent historic sites in town and across the river in Indiana. A tour that starts with food – now that’s sightseeing.
For details on any of these events, see the conference home page. Keep in mind that some of these events are limited in number, so don’t delay. Check it out now! http://www.nasig.org/conference/2007/tours.html
Join us for the fun and make this one of the best NASIG meetings ever!