2020 APDT Conference Hotels

Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati, Ohio

October 21 – 24

*The conference will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center

Embassy Suites by Hilton

10 Eastriver Center Blvd.

Covington, Kentucky 41011

This Cincinnati hotel is just a two-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati, nearby attractions like Paul Brown Stadium, US Bank Arena, Duke Energy Convention Center, and Aronoff Center for the Arts. Embassy Suites is also only 2.7 miles from the excitement of Jack Casino.

Southbank Shuttle Trolley stops outside the hotel, offering easy access to downtown. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is only 20 minutes away and the hotel is adjacent to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center with easy access to I-71, I-75 and many Covington, Ky. attractions.

You’ll feel at home in the spacious two-room suites at this Covington hotel. All 227 suites feature a private bedroom and separate living area. Enjoy a free made-to-order breakfast every morning along with a view of the Cincinnati skyline. Drinks and snacks are available in the open-air atrium at our evening reception.

The Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter

The Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter features newly redesigned guest rooms with beautiful views of downtown Cincinnati. The Marriott hotel is within walking distance to Paul Brown Stadium (home of the Bengals) and Great American Ballpark (home of the Reds) and connected via an enclosed pedway to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

Hotel Reservations

Reservations can be made at both hotels through this reservation link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50042878 or by calling (877) 465-9282.  Room reservations should be made by Tuesday, Sept. 29 to receive the room rate of $155 (Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter) or ($165.00 Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter). Service dogs, comfort dogs and select number of dogs for training purposes are allowed in the hotel. For those rooms hosting a dog, there will be a one-time $100.00 pet cleaning fee.

Any individual wishing to cancel their reservation must do so no less than 48 hours prior to arrival.  Any reservation cancelled within 48 hours of arrival is subject to a 1-nights room and tax cancellation fee.

**Special Notice

Some companies have been known to solicit meeting attendees and exhibitors with offers of lower rates or nonexistent inventory of hotel rooms. Often referred to as “housing pirates” or “housing bandits,” they will phone or email attendees and exhibitors of city-wide events such as this one. It is important to remember these companies are falsely claiming to be affiliated with the event. To protect yourself against these scams, book only with the official Housing Service or host hotel (as identified by APDT and its event website); report solicitations to the APDT at conference@apdt.com immediately, including phone number, email address or web link.

Hotel Parking Options

Embassy Suites by Hilton

The Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter

Standard day rates are $5.50 per hour with a max of $27.00 per day. $27.00 per night and valet available at $37.00.

Northern Kentucky Convention Center Accessibility and Additional Parking



It is the Northern Kentucky Convention Center’s intention to provide all reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to assist them in attending events held at the center.

  • Entrance/Exit – A ramp is located from the sidewalk to the Center entrance/exit on the Madison Ave. side of the building near the Starbucks.  The Center entry doors are push button automated at this entrance/exit.
  • Elevator – A passenger elevator is located to the right of the escalators for access between the Center’s 2 main levels.
  • Public Restrooms – There are accessible restrooms for each gender readily available in public areas.
  • Concession Stands – All concession stands at the convention center are accessible by wheelchair.
  • Meeting Rooms/Ballroom/The Learning Center/Event Center –  All are accessible by wheelchair. There are ramps available for riser accessibility and should be requested ahead of time to prepare for use. Microphones are available that can be easily adjusted and are flexible for use.
  • Wheelchairs, Scooters and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (i.e. Segways): The Center only allows powered wheelchairs, scooters and Segways for people with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and as long as they can be operated safely in our facility. Only electric or battery powered OPDMD are allowed inside the facility. OPDMD cannot travel at a speed greater than the pedestrian traffic.
  • Wheelchair Availability – The Center has 2 wheelchairs available for use on a first come, first serve basis. These chairs are located within the Administrative Office or at the Event Promoters Registration/Information Desk.


From Northern Cincinnati via I-75 South
Take I-75 South into KY. Take the 5th Street/Covington Exit 192. Veer left off the exit. Follow 5th Street to Madison (6th stoplight), turn left on Madison. Follow Madison to RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) – the Center is on your left.

From Northern Cincinnati via I-71 South
From I-71 South, follow the right lane (I-75 South) as it merges in with I-75. As you are crossing the Ohio River get in the far-right lane. Take the 5th Street/Covington Exit 192. Veer left off the exit. Follow 5th Street to Madison (6th stoplight), turn left on Madison. Follow Madison to RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) – the Center is on your left.

From I-471
From I-275 take 471 North to the Newport/Bellevue Exit #5. Turn left off the exit onto Route 8. Go straight, road will curve at Newport on the Levee, head toward stop light in left lane. Go through stop light to the next stop sign and turn right onto 4th street. Follow this across the bridge to Madison Street in Covington. Turn right on Madison and follow toward RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) – the Center is on your left.

From Kentucky via I-75/71 North
Take I-75 North to the 5th Street/Covington Exit 192. (If you have crossed the bridge to Cincinnati, you’ve gone to far) Veer right off the exit. Follow 5th Street to Madison (6th stoplight), turn left on Madison. Follow Madison to RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) – the Center is on your left.


Kenton County Parking Garage
220 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011
1500 spaces (44 Accessible)
500 spaces available to general public during weekday business hours

RiverCenter Garage
50 E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
850 spaces (40 Accessible)
300 spaces available to general public during weekday business hours

Open Air Lot
E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
170 spaces (10 Accessible)
Metered Parking – No Attendant

Marriott Garage
10 W. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

365 spaces (4 Accessible)
Spaces limited to general public during weekday business hours


The Northern Kentucky Convention Center does not guarantee parking availability. Availability is on a first come, first served basis.



To Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)

CVG is only 10 minutes from Covington, Newport, downtown Cincinnati and dozens of major attractions. Plus, it’s located within a two-hour flight of 60 percent of the U.S. population and is one of the easiest airports to navigate—thanks to its modern design and lack of congestion. Travelers have rated CVG SkyTrax’s “Best Regional Airport in North America” for the fifth consecutive year.

  • 170 peak day departures to 57 airports non-stop, including 38 of the top-40 U.S. markets
  • Daily international flights including non-stop service to Paris
  • Airport’s website has the ability to view estimated TSA security wait times and includes the ability to view airport information in 80 languages
  • Establishment of Allegiant, Frontier Airlines, Ultimate Air Shuttle and Branson Air Express, along with improved service from existing airlines Delta, U.S. Airways, United, AmericanAirlines, Air Canada & more,  has led to more choices, more convenience and better values for passengers

For more information, log on to www.CVGairport.com

Driving Directions

Interstates I-75, I-71 and I-74 link NKY to the continental U.S.

Interstates 75 and 71 are the major arteries running into, out of and through downtown Cincinnati. I-75 flows north and south, while I-71 flows northeast to southwest through Ohio until it merges with I-75 over the Brent Spence Bridge into NKY.

No regional driving experience is complete without a glimpse of “The Cut in the Hill” on northbound I-75 where the Kentucky hills part to reveal Cincinnati’s majestic skyline.

Getting Around

We know getting here was easy—Northern Kentucky is less than a half-day car ride, and a two-hour flight from 60% of the U.S. population! Let us show you how getting around the NKY and Cincinnati region will be even easier and a lot more fun.

Breaking News…Traveling from CVG just got easier!

We’re so excited that Uber has begun operations at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.



When you leave the airport, you will find the shuttles at the bottom entrance of the terminal (outside the baggage claim area) on the other side of the second strip (“Island 2”) near the parking garage. Many airport hotels offer free services.

Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for APDT conference attendees.
Please Click here to book your flights!  Use Meeting Event Code:  NY33N
*Please note the following:

· Discounts apply to round trip travel only
· Not valid with other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers
· Fare rules will determine eligibility

You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code: NY33N
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800-number

Welcome to Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati



Ok, we’re not going to lie—it’s not always sunshine and rainbows in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky metro area!  Here’s what you can expect during your visit:

Average Low in °F Average High in °F
January 22 39
February 26 44
March 34 55
April 43 65
May 53 75
June 62 83
July 66 87
August 64 85
September 57 79
October 44 67
November 36 55
December 27 44

Things to do in Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati

Riverfront things to do in NKY and Cincinnati

Both sides of our riverfront are ridiculously awesome—use all four of our beautiful bridges to walk, run, scooter, ride or bike back and forth to experience all the exciting dining, shopping & attractions! Both sides also offer amazing views, although we might be a bit partial to the spectacular views of the Cincinnati skyline you get from the banks of the Ohio river here in Northern Kentucky! Check out the list of Cincinnati and NKY attractions, museums, parks, and restaurants below!

AMC Newport 20 Theatres

Consistently rated the region’s No. 1 movie theater – first-run movies showcased in 20 theaters with tiered stadium-style and reclining seats and state-of-the-art digital surround sound technology.

BB Riverboats

Sightseeing, lunch, brunch, dinner and specialty menu dinner cruises featuring music, entertainment and themed cruises.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cincinnati’s professional football team.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

Changing exhibits, player appearances, interactive exhibits, hall of records, memorabilia & artifacts, salute to Reds radio, videos, and much more tell about the history of the Cincinnati Reds. Hours and dates of operation vary. See website for off-season, in-season and game-day schedules. Group rates for 15+.

Hofbrauhaus Newport

Welcome to the first authentic Hofbräuhaus in America, modeled after the legendary 400+ year-old Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany! Guests are now able to enjoy many of the traditions from Germany that have made Hofbräuhaus famous. From the traditionally decorated rooms in the building to the beer that is brewed on-site, and of course the excellent German fare, Hofbräuhaus Newport is a memorable experience for all.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Exhibits, programs, research and interactive experiences promoting collaborative learning and dialogue, and bringing to life the importance – and relevance – of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today.

New Riff Distilling

New Riff Distilling joins the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour and brings craft bourbon and spirits to Northern Kentucky! New Riff’s state of the art, gorgeous modern distillery and event center houses a three story copper column still producing Kentucky Bourbon and Rye Whiskey, a copper pot still for Malt Whiskeys and special projects and distinct conference/event spaces complete with a full service bar, catering kitchen, and roof deck. Tours available. See website for full information.

Newport Aquarium

Newport Aquarium is a 100,000- square-foot facility located on the banks of the Ohio River, just across from downtown Cincinnati. Specially designed underwater tunnels will bring you face-to-face with sharks and other marine life. The recently remodeled theater now features Shark Ray Bay, which provides an awe-inspiring view of the giant shark tank and the aquarium’s four rare Shark Rays — Sweet Pea, Scooter, Sunshine and Spike. Guests can pet the sharks and even come eye to eye with Tut, the Nile Crocodile in Gator Alley. Open 365 days a year, 10 am to 6 pm during fall and winter; 9 am to 7 pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Riverbend Music Center

Outdoor amphitheater next to Coney Island hosting top names in entertainment from country to rock to adult contemporary acts.