Are your bags packed? USITT19 is just days away and we hope your excitement is in full effect! We wanted to stop by with some reminders, tips, and local Louisville stops you should definitely hit while you’re in town.

*pro tip: Networking is a must at Conference. Develop some conversation starters. This will make it less nerve-wracking to start a dialogue with someone you want to speak with.

Download the App

Downloading the USITT app should be first on your list. We cannot stress this enough. This all-encompassing app provides push notifications regarding room changes, event start times, and other useful information; a complete session list; a schedule keeper; floor plans, an exhibitor list; and so much more. Trust us, it’s worth making enough storage space for.

*Pro Tip: Wear Comfortable shoes! You’ll be doing a lot of walking. Your feet will thank you.

eat local

Foodies, listen up! Check out these restaurant options, most of which are in short walking distance to the Kentucky International Convention Center. Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up or a dinner with friends and colleagues after a full day of sessions, demos, and Expo Floor perusing.

Morels Cafe: A quirky, edgy vegan spot featuring a spin on classic favorites and kombucha on tap.

English Grill: A classy, high-end Southern eatery at the Brown Hotel famous for inventing the Hot Brown sandwich.

DISH on Market: Substantial breakfasts and burgers, plus bourbon and happy hours, can be found at this quirky diner.

Bistro 301: A relaxed, casual eatery featuring upscale regional-leaning dishes, such as a notable Hot Brown.

Merle’s Whiskey Kitchen: A soul food joint offering Southern cooking and bourbon in upbeat digs with an antique bar and live music.

Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar: A spacious eatery housed in a renovated old building serving BBQ, oysters, and other Southern classics.

Bluegrass Brewing Company: A laid-back microbrewery chain offering house-made beers, pub grub, and outdoor seating.

El Barrio Tequila & Whiskey Bar: A hip taqueria with a lively atmosphere.

RIVUE Restaurant & Lounge: An atmospheric revolving eatery featuring American-French fare and views of Louisville and the Ohio River.

Main Eatery: Brick walls, art, and plants adorn this quaint standby for salads, soups, and sandwiches.

Green District: A greens and grains lover’s paradise.

*pro tip: get to the new products showcase early, It’s one of our most popular events and seats fill up quickly.

Nature Lovers Unite

Take time to get some fresh air! There are many parks located in Louisville or just a short ride over the bridge into Indiana. The Louisville Waterfront Park, Falls of the Ohio State Park, and Cherokee Park are just a few suggestions. The weather is on track to be warm and breezy, so get out there and enjoy it if you have some free time.

Local Entertainment

If you find yourself with the urge to explore some local spots, we’ve got a few options for you! Back in November, we compiled a list of local entertainment options for you to explore during your time in Louisville. Read the full article, here.

*pro tip: use the hashtag #usitt19 on social media so others can share in your excitement as well as see photos and posts you share in Louisville!

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