On behalf of the National AMBUCS team, we are honored and excited for you to attend the 2023 National Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Please see below for conference resources and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Shoulders Together!

Not yet registered?  Click here. 

Galt House Hotel 

140 N Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am

Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, 7 on-site Restaurants and Bars, Pool, 24-Hour Fitness Center, Laundry and Dry Cleaning

See here for the Galt House website: https://galthouse.com/


Self-parking is available at a discounted rate of $8/day for all National Conference attendees in the covered garage attached to the hotel. Valet parking is available for $35/day.


Uber and Lyft are available in the area, and the city has a robust bus system, the Metro Area Express (MAX). Bus 90, the Magic City Connector, is a tourist-friendly route that makes stops at the Birmingham Museum of Art, City Hall & Linn Park, Vulcan Park, and Downtown Homewood, all for 30¢/ride.

First Timers

If this is your first time attending a national conference, please join us on Wednesday, August 2nd from 3 pm-4 pm in room Willow for a ‘First Timers’ meeting. Here you can get your questions answered, mingle with other First Timers, and learn about conference rules.

Sign up for Trek for Trykes

Join us as we put our mission in motion and get moving for our 18th Annual Trek 4 Trykes on Saturday morning. You can register in the AMBUCS Store (located in Room Dogwood) all week! 100% of the proceeds raised during this event provide funding for Amtryke adaptive tricycles to people on the AMBUCS National Wish List. Sign up here.

Sponsor an Amtryke 

On Saturday afternoon, we will give away 36 Amtryke to members of the Greater Louisville community at the Great Amtryke giveaway! Sign up to sponsor a tryke here.

Big Hat Club Raffle

The winner of this year’s National Big Hat Club Raffle is getting the trip of a lifetime! Choose from five exceptional adventures for a curated experience worth up to $12,000. $20 donation per ticket or 6 for $100. You can buy tickets from Big Hat officers at the conference, buy virtual tickets online, or mail a check to the AMBUCS Resource Center (postmarked by Friday, July 21) to National AMBUCS, PO Box 5127, High Point, NC 27262. More details on the raffle here.

Trip destinations options include:

  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  • Vero Beach, Florida
  • Argentina
  • St. Martin

National Big Hat Club Auction

On Thursday, the Big Hat Club Lunch and Auction will be an afternoon of fun, fundraising, and fellowship. This event will also feature the election of the new National Big Hat officers. Support the auction by bringing unique auction items to drive support for the mission.

Do you plan on shipping your Big Hat to the Galt House?

Please see here for shipping rates and instructions. Galt House UPS info.pdf

Wear a Derby hat on Wednesday night (optional)

After the opening dinner on Wednesday, we will Cruise the Ohio River in style. Make sure to wear your finest Kentucky Derby Hat as prizes for Best Hat and Best Dressed will be awarded.

There will be a hat-shaping station in the AMBUCS store. Getting your hat shaped can help it fit better or restore its shape.

Hospitality Suite

Each evening after our program has concluded, the Hospitality Suite will be the place to gather and socialize with your fellow AMBUCS. The Hospitality Suite is located in East Tower Rm 346

President’s dinner 

There will be open seating and no voucher exchange at this year’s President’s Dinner. Only limited reserved seating will be available for speakers and special guests. The dress code is formal to semi-formal.

Louisville local eats and entertainment

See below for documents containing decadent eating options, popular watering holes, and famous tourist attractions.

Louisville 2023 Official Visitor Guide

Know Before You Go – Louisville’s Top Travel Tips.pdf

Schedule of Events: 

Wednesday, August 2, 2023  

1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Conference Registration Table Open

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm First Timers Meeting

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm National Big Hat Club Executive Committee Meeting

5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Buffet Dinner at the Galt House

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Board the Belle of Louisville for Riverboat Cruise

7:00 pm Belle of Louisville Departs from Dock | Wear Your Finest Kentucky Derby Hat! Prizes will be awarded.

9:00 pm Belle of Louisville Returns to Dock

Thursday, August 3, 2023

7:30 am – 8:30 am National Big Hat Club Business Meeting

9:00 am – 11:00 am General Business Session

11:15 am – 1:00 pm National Big Hat Club Lunch and Auction (Big Hatters Only)

11:15 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own (For those not attending the Big Hat Lunch and Auction)

1:00 pm – Until  Free Afternoon/Evening

1:30 pm – 5:30 pm Golf Outing (Must register separately)

1:30 pm – Until Amtryke Build | Possibly Community Service Project

7:00 pm – Until Past National Presidents’ Dinner with Cash Bar (PNPs/Spouses/Guests Only)

Friday, August 4, 2023

8:30 – 9:45 am Regional Caucuses

10:00 am – 12:00 pm Foundation Program (Open to all attendees)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Giving Society Luncheon (William L. White Society, Amtryke Ambassadors, Chapter Advocates Only)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch for General Attendees

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Educational Sessions

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Educational Sessions

5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Awards Program (Merit Awards)

7:00 pm – Until Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, August 5, 2023

7:30 am – 9:00 am 18th Annual Trek for Trykes Walk-A-Thon

9:30 am – 11:30 am General Business Session

11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch on Your Own

11:30 am – 12:30 pm Training for Amtryke Giveaway Therapists and Select Volunteers (Lunch Provided)

1:00 pm – 3:30 pm Great Amtryke Giveaway

6:00 pm – 6:50 pm President-Elect’s Reception (Cash Bar)

7:00 pm – 10:00 pm President’s Dinner with Cash Bar (Achievement Awards and Officer Installation)

Sunday, August 6, 2024

Safe travels home! See you next year!

A complete conference program will be provided upon your arrival.


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