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SEMC 2023 Annual Meeting Headquarters

The Galt House Hotel is the Official headquarters hotel & location for the 2023 SEMC Annual Meeting

SEMC2023 Annual Meeting sessions and activities will take place at The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky with Evening Events hosted at Louisville area cultural institutions. SEMC Annual Meetings are about connecting with colleagues, sharing ideas, and networking. We help facilitate these by contracting with a hotel for a discounted room block and centralizing meeting spaces - both of which require minimum financial thresholds to be met.

Staying in the official headquarters hotel makes connecting with colleagues easier and helps us keep the Annual Meeting affordable to attendees. Online reservations are open and will be available through October 13 (or until the room block fills), at a discounted rate of $166/night.


While housing pirates are nothing new, they are more prevalent now, as technology continues to make it easier to solicit attendees and exhibitors. These pirates may convince your people to give them a credit card and other sensitive information with promises of great rate room reservations they may or may not deliver. 

WHAT IS A HOUSING PIRATE? - There are different terms, but pirate seems to be the most recognized. The pirates obtain attendee/exhibitor lists and directly solicit them claiming to be the “housing provider” for your event. In some cases, the pirates secure room blocks from hotels with low rates who are not part of the contracted room block, potentially creating an attrition situation with those contracted

The Galt House Hotel (Trademark Collection by Wyndham) is the official hotel reservation company for SEMC2023. If another company contacts you, please contact Zinnia Willits at  immediately. SEMC works to prevent the unauthorized solicitation of the SEMC2023 exhibitors and attendees and will pursue these companies to prevent further contact.

The SEMC 2023 Official Host Hotel is The Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. 

  • The SEMC2023 Room Rate is $166 + tax
  • SEMC has limited rooms available in the block at the $166 rate for Saturday 11/11 and Wednesday 11/15. Book early to secure rooms at the $166 rate for these dates!
  • Please reserve your room at this rate by October 13, 2023

Reserve your room for SEMC2023

  • Or, call 800-843-4258 and mention the group code: 090521SEMC 

About The Galt House Hotel 

In the early 1800s, the original Galt House was a residence owned by Dr. W.C. Galt on Louisville’s waterfront. In 1835, a 60-room hotel was opened as the Galt House Hotel across the street from the residence. Over half a century later, in 1972, Galt House Hotel was reestablished as part of Louisville’s Riverfront Urban Renewal Project and continued to expand with the creation of the East Tower in 1984. The hotel was renovated between 2019 and 2022 and is located in the heart of downtown, just minutes from many Louisville attractions, including the KFC Yum! Center, Fourth Street Live!, Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory, Actors Theatre, the Muhammad Ali Center, and Whiskey and Museum Rows — some of which are connected to the Galt House Hotel by pedway.  In addition to professional sessions and workshops, luncheons and the 2023 Expo Hall, your stay at the Galt House will be accompanied by views of the Ohio River, and four bars and restaurants including Walker’s Exchange, a Kentucky Brasserie; Swizzle Dinner & Drinks, a social experience with swirling rooms, perched 25 floors above Louisville; and two original founding members of the Urban Bourbon Trail, Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar and Down One Bourbon Bar. 

The Conservatory at The Galt House Hotel connects the two towers.

SEMC2023 Conference sessions will also be held in the The Galt House Hotel  

Getting to Louisville:

Within a day’s drive of over half the U.S. population and served by all major airline carriers, Louisville is an affordable destination and only a quick trip away!

Flying: Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF)

Just 10 minutes from downtown, Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport is a low-fare airport that draws travelers from across the beautiful state of Kentucky and Southern Indiana region. The airport offers nonstop service to more than 30 destinations, including 19 of the region’s top 20 domestic markets. With just one stop, travelers from across the region can reach more than 460 destinations in the U.S. and worldwide. The airport accommodated more than 4.2 million passengers in 2019.

Arrive early - stay late - experience a unique part of the SEMC region in 2023. More details and registration information coming soon!

Air Travel Discounts

Southwest airlines

Southwest Airlines is pleased to offer SEMC2023 attendees a 5% discount and 25% bonus Rapid Reward points on flights to the Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky!

To utilize the discount, book via SWABIZ using Company ID 99442571. Discount valid for travel November 10-18, 2023.

Make sure SDF is entered as your destination airport!

Don't miss the Down One Bourbon Bar near The Galt House Hotel!

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