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Lexington information packet

  1. 1. 2014 State FFA Convention Information Welcome To Lexington Guide Dates The 85th Annual Kentucky FFA State Convention will be held Tuesday, June 10th through Thursday, June 12th in Lexington, Kentucky. A complete schedule will be available at http://www.kyffa.org Convention Sessions Convention Sessions will be held in Rupp Arena. Students, advisors, and guests will enter the arena through the High Street Lobby of the Lexington Center. For more information on the Lexington Center visit http://www.lexingtoncenter.com/ Contests Contests will be held in the Lexington Center, the Hyatt Regency, and the Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel. See Convention Program for complete list of contests and hotel maps. Floor plans for each facility are available below: http://lexington.hyatt.com/hyatt/images/hotels/lexrl/floorplan.pdf http://www.lexingtondowntownhotel.com/html/convention-center-lexington.asp http://www.lexingtoncenter.com/attendingAnEvent/venueMap.php The Preparation Room for Extemporaneous and Impromptu Speaking will be the Bluegrass Ballroom, Level III of the Lexington Center. Registration • Registration will take place in the Bluegrass Pre-Function Area, Level III of the Lexington Center. • The deadline for pre-registration is May 15th . Pre-registration forms should be mailed to the Executive Secretary. • On-site registration hours are Monday, June 9th - 2:00-4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 10th - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Staff will be on hand in the registration area until 9 p.m. each evening for late registration. • Full Convention Registration for members and advisors is $20. • Parents and guest registration is free. Guests are asked to complete a guest registration card in the Bluegrass Pre-Function Area and obtain a name badge. • Thursday only registration for State Degree Candidates is $10 and will take place in the Bluegrass Pre-Function Area, beginning at 7:30 Thursday morning. • Middle School Registration for middle school students who arrive on Monday and depart on Tuesday is $10. Middle School students staying longer than Tuesday afternoon are expected to pay full registration.
  2. 2. Headquarters Headquarters for the Convention will be the Bluegrass Pre-Function Registration Area. This room is located on Level III of the Lexington Center. Directions to the Lexington Center • Directions to the High Street Parking Lot from all directions are available at http://www.lexingtoncenter.com/attendingAnEvent/directions.php • Enter 410 West High Street as the address if using MapQuest or GPS. Parking For Guests and Judges Guest parking (for those not spending the night) is available in the High Street Parking Lot. Directions are available above. Daily rates do apply. Leadership Workshops Leadership Workshops are planned for the 2014 Convention. Specific Information will be available at a later date. Lexington Legends Game Tickets will be available for the Lexington Legends baseball game on Monday evening, June 10th . Courtesy Corps Chapters are asked to provide members to work State Convention Courtesy Corps. The Courtesy Corps form will be emailed to all chapter advisors in mid-March. Chapters are asked to return this form to the Executive Secretary by May 15th . Career Show The Kentucky FFA Foundation will again be sponsoring an Agriculture Career Show for FFA members. More details on the Career Show will be made available at a later date. Food Options A variety of food options are available within walking distance of the Lexington Center- including several under the same roof. For complete information on Lexington restaurants go to http://www.visitlex.com/whattodo/restaurants.php?page=1& Housing
  3. 3. Housing will be provided in the Hyatt Regency, Lexington Hilton Downtown, and the Clarion Hotel. Reservation forms should be submitted directly to the hotels by May 10th . • The Hyatt Regency 401 West High Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 859-253-1234 http://lexington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp Rate: $134/night plus tax (1-4 persons) Payment: The Hyatt will send an invoice for your rooms prior to Convention and will expect payment upon arrival with a school check or credit card. Parking: Complimentary Parking in High Street Surface Parking Lot • The Hilton Lexington Downtown Hotel (formerly The Radisson) 369 West Vine Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 859-231-9000 http://www.lexingtondowntownhotel.com/ Rate: $130/night plus tax (1-4 persons) Payment: The Lexington Downtown Hotel will direct bill your school for Convention rooms with prior approval of your credit application. If you plan to stay at the Lexington Downtown Hotel, please be sure that your credit application is pre- approved. Parking: Complimentary Parking in LDH Garage on Vine Street • The Clarion Hotel (conveniently located 3.5 miles from downtown) 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, Kentucky 40511 859-233-0512 www.clarionhotellex.com Payment: The Clarion will direct bill your chapter if you have submitted application and received prior approval. Tour Options Chapter Advisors are encouraged to set up tours for their members on Monday afternoon, June 9th or Thursday afternoon, June 12th . Contact information for tours is in an attached document. Day of Service Our fourth annual Kentucky FFA Day of Service will be held on Monday, June 9th . More information will be shared in a few weeks. Bus Unloading and Parking
  4. 4. Complimentary bus parking will be provided in the Manchester Street Parking lot behind Rupp Arena. Directions to the Cox Street Lot from the hotels is below. • Hyatt o Unloading- busses will unload in front of the hotel on High Street o Directions from unloading to parking- proceed west on High Street approximately 1 block. Turn right on Jefferson Street. Make an immediate left onto Manchester Street. Turn right onto Cox Street and then make an immediate right into the Rupp Arena Manchester Street Parking Lot. • Lexington Hilton Downtown o Unloading- busses will unload in front of the hotel on North Bound South Broadway o Directions from unloading to parking- proceed north on Broadway two blocks. Turn left onto Second Street- follow Second Street three blocks. Turn left onto Jefferson Street- follow Jefferson Street four blocks and cross the bridge. Turn right onto Manchester Street. Turn right onto Cox Street and then make an immediate right into the Rupp Arena Manchester Street Parking Lot. • Clarion Hotel o Unloading- busses will unload in front of Lexington Center on High Street. o Directions from unloading to parking- proceed west on High Street approximately 1 block. Turn right on Jefferson Street. Make an immediate left onto Manchester Street. Turn right onto Cox Street and then make an immediate right into the Rupp Arena Manchester Street Parking Lot.

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