Southern charm and hospitality are the essence of Kentucky, where champions become legends. You’ll experience the best of Kentucky at two social events. You could even win a 2011 derby box at the closing night's event! More
Country, Culture, Cuisine
Monday, July 26
6 pm - midnight
Race to the Finish Line Wednesday, July 28
6 pm - 10 pm
Guests will experience the Southern charm, history and timeless traditions that make the beautiful Bluegrass State legendary. From Churchill Downs, to thoroughbred horse farms, to historic mansions, to the fascination of Bourbon, baseball bats, antiques and world class shopping, participants will enjoy a magical place where champions abound. More
Monday, July 26
6:30 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Join your fellow delegates at the annual Prayer Breakfast for food, fellowship and inspiration. Celebrated Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown jockey Pat Day will share how faith has encouraged him along the way. One of Louisville’s most popular church choir will provide music. All are welcome.
Legislative Summit Events
Bluegrass, bourbon, the Kentucky Derby. They’re legendary. One of a kind. This summer it’s your turn to be in the winner’s circle at the meeting of champions, the 2010 NCSL Legislative Summit in Louisville, Kentucky, July 25-28.
Voluntourism mixes the customary elements of travel with giving back to the community. This year, NCSL is teaming up with United Through Reading® Military Program hosted by the USO. The program helps to connect deployed military parents and adults with the special children in their lives by recording service-members reading books aloud and sending them to their children. Select a book from the list below and either bring a new copy with you to the Summit and drop it off at the bookstore or purchase it at the NCSL bookstore in the convention center. (Please contribute only those books that are listed on the booklist.) View the book list.
Get ready to explore Louisville! Kids aged 5 to 17 will have three days of tour adventures and activities in the Youth Center of the Convention Center, featuring arcade games, inflatables, computers, kids’ movies, and arts and crafts activities.
The Youth Activity Center will be in the Lower Level of the KICC (Convention Center), room L15. More
Bipartisan Bike Ride
Join us as we ride our steel horses along the shores of the Ohio and through the streets of Louisville for the 6th annual Bipartisan Bike Ride. This ride will energize your morning and give you an opportunity to sample the sights of Louisville at a leisurely ten miles an hour. More
Walk For Wellness
Tuesday, July 27
6:30 a.m. – 8 a.m.
Plan to join your friends for a 5K walk/run along the banks of the Ohio River in beautiful Waterfront Park. The walk is a sponsored by the National Asian Pacific Americans Caucus of State Legislators, the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, the National Caucus of Native American State Legislators, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, the Women’s Legislative Network of NCSL, the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee and the NCSL Health Committee. Meet at the “Dancing Waters,” at the corner of Brook and Witherspoon, at 6:30 a.m.