AMBUCS National Conference

AMBUCS National Conference
Louisville, Kentucky
Wednesday, August 2 – Saturday, August 5

Join us in Louisville, KY—the Gateway to the South—for our annual national gathering. Come feel the magic of the mission as you learn, build community, and make new friends with Ambucs from across the country. Hear from inspiring speakers, give back to the local community, and celebrate our accomplishments from the past year, all in a city rich in history, great food, and world-class bourbon.


Early Member Registration Rate: $219
Through July 7

Regular Member Registration Rate: $249
After July 7

Weekend Registration Rate: $159
Friday & Saturday only

Non-Member Registration Rate: $199

Youth Member Registration Rate: $129

Conference Venue: Galt House

140 N Fourth St, Louisville, KY 40202

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Hotel Deadline: July 7

2023 Conference Sponsorship

Become a sponsor of the 2023 AMBUCS National Conference and your money will be DOUBLED, thanks to our dollar-for-dollar sponsor match from a generous donor!
Sponsorship levels are available from $500 to $10,000.
Deadline: July 1

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Schedule of Events

Subject to change

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 (Open to all attendees and included with conference registration)
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm  Board the Belle of Louisville for Riverboat Cruise (Must pre-register, but open to all attendees and included with conference registration) Note: The Belle of Louisville is visible from the hotel and is in easy walking distance for most attendees, but the CVB – Louisville Tourism – has agreed to cover free transportation to the boat and back for attendees with mobility issues that require additional transpiration assistance. Miller Transportation Company will be providing the shuttle, which will be available from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm -10:00 pm. Please request this transportation assistance when you register.
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)
12:30 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!


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