NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF GOVERNOR'S SCHOOLS NEWSLETTER
OCTOBER 13-15, LOUISVILLE, KY
The NCoGS conference hotel rooms in Louisville will soon be released. Please reserve your hotel room(s) and register soon to ensure you receive the discounted room rate.
Dear NCoGS Friends,
With this note, in addition to my personal invitation for you to join the National Conference of Governor's Schools' 30th Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky, I would like to share with you the schedule of events. While some programming needs to be finalized, knowing the details regarding time and places will help you plan your arrival and departure logistics. The Conference will take place beginning on Thursday, October 13th with registration in the afternoon followed by our Opening Reception, planned to take place at Doc's Cantina on the Downtown Louisville Riverwalk.
The Conference meeting will take place inside the Kentucky Derby Museum, located next to historic Churchill Downs. There will be opportunities for you to visit the Museum and we will schedule a tour of Churchill Downs. In addition, on Saturday afternoon, October 15th, after the meeting adjournment, there will be an opportunity to visit the Muhammad Ali Center.
Please find HERE the updated Registration Form and Important Information regarding lodging. In consultation with the NCoGS Executive Committee, we have maintained the same fees and annual dues as in the last few years. While the hotel rooms will be held until September 13th, I would like to mention that because of the hotel proximity to the Papa John's-University of Louisville Cardinal Stadium, our hotel will be the choice for many football fans attending the UofL-Duke game on Friday, October 14th. Please make your reservations as early as possible!
Hoping to see you in Louisville!
Aris Cedeño Executive Director Governor's Scholars Program
Schedule of Events & Session Presentations
(The final schedule will be shared at a time closer to the Conference)
Thursday, October 13th
2:00 p.m. - NCoGS Executive Committee Meeting at Hilton Garden Inn 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Registration at the Hilton Garden Inn 5:30 p.m. - Shuttles depart the Hilton Garden Inn to go to Downtown Louisville for the Opening Reception 6:30 p.m. - Opening Reception at Doc's Cantina (about five miles from the hotel) 7:30 p.m. - Presentation by Louisville's own Tori Murden McClure 8:30 p.m. - Opportunity to explore the Louisville Riverwalk and the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge over the Ohio River that connects Louisville with Southern Indiana 9:15 p.m. - Shuttles return to the Hilton Garden Inn
Friday, October 14th
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn 8:00 a.m. - Shuttles depart the Hilton Garden Inn to go to the Kentucky Derby Museum (about one mile from the hotel) 8:30 a.m. - Welcoming Remarks at Kentucky Derby Museum 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Two session presentations (see preliminary details below) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Opportunity to tour the Kentucky Derby Museum on your own 12:00 p.m. - Lunch at the Kentucky Derby Museum 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Two session presentations (see preliminary details below) 3:45 - 4:45 p.m. - Guided tour of Churchill Downs / Free time 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. - Shuttles return to the Hilton Garden Inn 5:15 p.m. - Shuttles depart the Hilton Garden Inn to go to Shelbyville, KY for dinner (about twenty-five miles from the hotel) 6:30 p.m. - Dinner at Claudia Sanders Dinner House followed by a Chautauqua impersonation of Kentucky Colonel H. Sanders 8:45 p.m. - Shuttles return to the Hilton Garden Inn
Saturday, October 15th
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn 8:00 a.m. - Shuttles depart the Hilton Garden Inn to go to the Kentucky Derby Museum (about one mile from the hotel) 8:30 a.m. - One session presentation and Roll Call of the States (see preliminary details below) 11:00 a.m. - Business Meeting 12:00 p.m. - Lunch at Kentucky Derby Museum 1:00 p.m. - Shuttles return to the Hilton Garden Inn 2:00 p.m. - Shuttles depart the Hilton Garden Inn to go to the Muhammad Ali Center (about five miles from the hotel) 2:30 p.m. - Tour of Muhammad Ali Center 4:00 p.m. - Shuttles return to the Hilton Garden Inn
Dinner on Saturday will be on your own, but the Governor's Scholars Program staff will be happy to facilitate and suggest places.
Note about the Sessions
The following sessions have been proposed or are required by the NCoGS minigrant (more specific details to be shared at a later time):
"Art Not just for Art's Sake: Art Integrated Processes" led by Morgan Eklund and the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts team
A session on legislative relations led by Karen Taylor Mitchell of the Governor's Institute of Vermont in collaboration with Aris Cedeño of the Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program
A session on the newly created West Virginia Governor's School of Entrepreneurship led by its dean, Jonathan Butler
A session on the project funded by the NCoGS minigrant led by Jean Patrick Antoine of the New Jersey Governor's School of Engineering
A session on the project funded by the NCoGS minigrant led by Melissa Herr of the Missouri Fine Arts Academy
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