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Know Before You Go

We are excited to welcome you to Louisville, Kentucky for the CEC 2023 Convention & Expo. To help you prepare, we put together this quick reference guide so you're prepared for a successful event!

CEC 2023 Convention and Expo Location:
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202 


Badge Pickup and Registration 

Location: Kentucky International Convention Center

Upper Concourse, Halls B/D. Follow the signs.


2 - 7 PM


7 AM - 8 PM


7 AM - 5:30 PM

 8 – 11 AM Saturday

Badges are required for all conference workshops, sessions, & expo access.


Getting Around

Air Travel
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is approximately 20 minutes from downtown Louisville and the Convention Center.

Ground Travel
Louisville is within a day's drive of over half the U.S. population. See what our local committee has to say about driving downtown.


Notes and Reminders 

  • The Louisville Convention Center is a cashless center, so please plan ahead.
  • For those needing a sensory break, visit room XYZ to chill out.  
  • Its all in the app – there are no paper programs, and the printed schedule at a glance is great but won’t have any room or speaker changes if they happen. 


Get our official conference app,

Get the most out of the app and have a more productive experience!


NAVIGATE the event agenda and logistics, even without Wi-Fi or data. Access useful information like ridesharing and local attractions through the Community Board


NETWORK effectively. Plan whom to meet by exploring attendee profiles and sending out messages


PARTICIPATE in event activities through session likes, comments, ratings, live polling, tweeting, and more

For Blackberry or Windows Phone,Click here
For feature details, visit Whova


Planning Ahead and Getting Your CEs/PDHs 

Start setting up your personal, daily agenda in Whova, the CEC mobile app, by viewing individual sessions within the event agenda and using the "Add to My Agenda" button.  

Your daily agenda will also be your record of sessions attended when it’s time to request your continuing education(CE)/professional development hours (PDHs) after the convention. 

For additional support, check out the Mobile App Guide

Whova App Help and Frequently Asked Questions


Exploring the Expo: Tech Playground, Showcases, Wellness Pavilion & More 

The CEC Expo Hall is where you’ll find the newest resources and innovative tools needed for your classrooms and school districts, as well as continuing education programs, assistive technology demonstrations, and more. Your opportunity to explore and engage begins at the opening reception at 6:30pm on Wednesday, March 1st.

  • Get hands-on in the Tech Playground to experience the latest in assistive technologies
  • Enter our new "Derby Race!" Win prizes while connecting with exhibitors.
  • Attend one of the Showcase Sessions for in-depth presentations focused on your interests.
  • Self-care while traveling is important, so don’t forget to recharge in the Wellness Pavilion with morning movement, chair yoga, and other mindfulness activities.


Around Town 


Health and Wellness 

Masks are encouraged in CEC meeting spaces. Many respiratory illnesses can be minimized with hand washing, masking, and other good hygiene practices.


Kentucky International Convention Center
221 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202


March 01, 2023 - March 04, 2023


    Please don't hesitate to reach out to with any questions you may have prior to arriving in Louisville. Once at the Convention Center, get help at the info desk and welcome pavilion. 


    Thank You Sponsors

    The groups and companies that show up in the expo work with teachers, educators, students, and parents. Show your support by visiting the Expo and getting to know more. Thank you to our expo partners for supporting CEC, as well as to our Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors.

    View Sponsors and Exhibitors

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