National Conference of Governor's Schools Newsletter
October 13-15, Louisville, KY

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Conference Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport
2735 Crittenden Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40209

Phone: 502-637-2424

Conference Registration

Dear NCoGS Friends,

With this note, I would like to personally extend an invitation for you to join the National Conference of Governor's Schools' 30th Annual Meeting, this time in Louisville, Kentucky.  The Conference will take place beginning on Thursday, October 13th with registration in the afternoon followed by a dinner, tentatively planned to take place at a location on the  Downtown Louisville Riverwalk.

The Conference meeting will take place inside the  Kentucky Derby Museum, located next to historic  Churchill Downs.  There will be opportunities for you to visit the Museum and we will schedule a tour of Churchill Downs.  In addition, on Saturday afternoon, October 15th, after the meeting adjournment, there will be an opportunity to visit the  Muhammad Ali Center.

Please find  HERE the Registration Form and Important Information regarding lodging.  In consultation with the NCoGS Executive Committee, we have maintained the same fees and annual dues as in the last few years.  While the hotel rooms will be held until September 13th, I would like to mention that because of the hotel proximity to the Papa John's-University of Louisville Cardinal Stadium, our hotel will be the choice for many football fans attending the UofL-Duke game on Friday, October 14th.  Please make your reservations as early as possible!

Hoping to see you in Louisville!

Aris CedeƱo
Executive Director
Governor's Scholars Program

Our History

Our affiliates from the state of Tennessee at the Governor's School for International Studies hosted the NCoGS Meeting in 2008 at the University of Memphis. Participants engaged in fruitful conversations and also explored many of Memphis' attractions including a ride on the Memphis Queen III Steamboat accompanied by a performance of an Elvis impersonator,  a visit to Graceland,  a tour of the National Civil Rights Museum in the Lorraine Motel, and an exploration of Beale Street.

If your program has news you would like to share via the NCoGS newsletter, please notify us.
Louisville's Finest 

As you walk around Louisville, you'll find a variety of beautifully decorated horse statues in front of local businesses and homes. These unique pieces of art are part of the Gallapalooza, Inc. initiative to help promote civic pride and to beautify the Louisville community. Each horse is painted by a different community member or group and has a story. Gallopalooza, Inc. chose horses to continue to promote Kentucky Derby pride throughout the city. While at NCoGS, you'll encounter numerous Gallapalooza horses as we explore the city.


Reasons Why You Should Attend


An opportunity to recharge our enthusiasm and to begin planning for our 2017 summer programs.


An opportunity to talk about the key missions and visionary focuses of our Governor's Schools and discuss strategic planning and ideas for the future. 


Bring the excitement from your 2016 Governor's School session with you to Louisville.


Share ideas regarding our programs' processes for selecting the best and brightest students, tracking systems for alumni, and how to engage participants for many years after their summer experience.  


An opportunity to advocate for our high achievers in all disciplines, from the arts and humanities, to engineering and agriculture.


Be a part of 30 years of combined expertise creating extraordinary communities of learners and nurturing our nation's future leaders. 


Enjoy delicious cuisine in one of National Geographic's  "Top 10 Food Cities in the World." Come to Louisville to try a delicious Hot Brown, an open-faced turkey sandwich on Texas toast with bacon, tomatoes, and a cream sauce, created in Louisville's own Brown Hotel. 


Enjoy Horse Racing Country hospitality at its best while exploring the many attractions Louisville, Kentucky has to offer.

Sharing intellectual, academic, residential, and recreational ideas with colleagues from across the country who are passionate about Governor's Schools.  
Look for #1 in our upcoming newsletter in September.

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