The Brown Hotel offers budget-friendly conference rates when you indicate that you want the “Watson Conference Rate.” Room rates are guaranteed through Sept. 14, 2014.

To access the rooms reserved for our conference at the Brown Hotel, you must use the link provided below. A regular search on the hotel's website will not display the conference block and may show mistakenly that there are no vacancies.

Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202

Reservations: Local (502) 583-1234 or
Toll Free (888) 888-5252

$145.00 for single/double occupancy
$165.00 for double occupancy

A complimentary airport shuttle can be requested by calling from the Brown hotel phone bank in the airport luggage area or one can be reserved the day prior to your arrival by calling (502) 583-1234.

Brown Hotel Parking and Transport

Louisville Airport (SDF) Ground Transportation


Conference buses will run continuously from the University of Louisville to the Brown Hotel.

The closing session ends at 12:30 on Oct. 18th. For those of you planning to leave Louisville that day, there will be a conference shuttle bus back to the conference hotels at the close of the session. A cab ride from the University of Louisville to the airport takes approximately fifteen minutes. Those planning to stay longer can find information on the Louisville area at "Beautiful Louisville."

Conference Parking

Thursday and Friday

Free shuttles will run from the Brown Hotel to campus. For those who wish to drive to campus, very limited parking might be available at the Speed Museum garage for $6 daily (cash only) and the Floyd Street garage for $8 daily (cash or credit). Because this is homecoming weekend, we encourage you to park in a garage downtown and take the shuttle from the Brown Hotel.


Free conference parking is available any where on campus on Saturday. We recommend the "Red" lot next to the College of Business for Saturday parking. There is no campus shuttle available on the weekend.

Driving Directions

The University of Louisville, Belknap Campus is located south of downtown Louisville, near I-65 and Eastern Parkway.

  • From I-64 or I-71, take I-65 south
  • From the airport or I-264, take I-65 north

Directions From I-65 Northbound

  • Take Eastern Parkway West exit for U of L-number 133A
  • At stoplight, turn right onto Crittenden Drive
  • Continue 3/4 of a mile, back under I-65
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue
  • Proceed to the next stop light, turn right onto Floyd Street
  • First left on Floyd is the stadium parking lot

Directions From I-65 Southbound

  • Take Arthur St. exit-number 134
  • Turn right at stop sign onto Brandeis
  • Turn left onto Floyd Street, first stop light
  • Continue one mile to Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium
  • Turn right into the parking lot just beyond the stadium
Driving directions to other locations on campus can be obtained by sending an email request to