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Last Minute GEAPS Exchange Details

Date Posted: February 14, 2013

The 84th Annual GEAPS Exchange (February 23-26) is only a little more than a week away and to ensure you have all the necessary information, below are some last-minute details you may find helpful.

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Safe Travels

Most delegates will be making their way to Louisville next week.

Here are some things to keep in mind.

Catch a Ride on the HAC Shuttles, Saturday, February 23

Look for the Exchange 2013 HAC members in the baggage claim area who will direct you to the host transportation (they will be holding “Welcome to the GEAPS Exchange” signs).

If you prefer to use another means of travel, or just have general questions, the Host Committee can help with that as well.

Other Options

Not able to take advantage of the HAC shuttle? There are a variety of ways to get from the airport terminals to downtown hotels near the convention center.

For details about your options, check out ground transportation page on the Louisville airport website.

GEAPS Exchange Location/Registration Info


Kentucky International Convention Center (website)

221 Fourth Ave., Louisville, KY 40202

The majority of GEAPS Exchange events are held at the convention center but a few special events are held off-site at one of the Exchange hotels.

If you were invited to a special event off-site, please pay close attention to the location noted on the invite (you will also receive additional information on-site in your registration packet).

Exchange Registration Schedule

*Please stop at the Registration Center to collect your badge and program materials before attending any Exchange events.

[Exhibitors only, Saturday, Feb. 23, beginning at 8 a.m.]

Saturday, Feb. 23: 12:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25: 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Exchange 2013 Registration Center is located in the Prefunction Lobby (second level outside Expo Halls 2C/2D) of the Kentucky International Convention Center on Saturday and continuing through Tuesday. GEAPS staff will be available to answer any questions.

If you need assistance with any special needs, please contact a staff person at the Registration Center.

Planning for the Exchange

Exchange Attire

The suggested attire for all conference functions is business casual. Ties, suits and other business attire are also appropriate but not necessary.

The exception is the President's Banquet on Tuesday night, which is more formal (not black tie).

Don't Miss the Get-Acquainted Party

If you signed up for the big Exchange kick-off party, you can pick up your registration packet (along with your tickets) on your way to the event, held In the Marriott Ballroom at the Marriott Louisville Downtown.

If you are bringing a guest:

All guest tours will depart from the Dockside Lobby (lower-level) of the convention center.

Look for the "Guest Departure Spot" sign. Looking for more to do in Louisville?

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For more info on the GEAPS Exchange program schedule, visit

You can download a map of the convention center and connected hotels here:

If you have any additional questions regarding your participation in the GEAPS Exchange, please contact GEAPS:; (952) 928-4640).

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