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Location, Transportation, and Lodging

Conference Location
We are having the conference in the Perkins Building, 4436 Kit Carson Drive, which is east southeast of the conference hotels. If you are driving, you can park next to the Perkins Building—that area is not monitored, and all are welcome to park there.

A map of the campus is available, with enlargement options, at The Perkins Building is #4 on this map. However, a better way to find it is to put in “Perkins Building, Richmond KY” on, where it is easily locatable.
For those who require a Starbucks latte or cappuccino, there is a Starbucks a short walk from the Quality Inn. Remember, though--coffee and tea will be served to conference participants in or just outside conference rooms.

The Stratford Building, which is across the road from the Perkins Building, has a lunch space. The Powell Building, where you may wish to purchase dinner, is #36 on the map, two buildings below Combs. The dining area is on the top floor, and the shuttle can take you there and back, although walkers will be glad to know it is only 8/10 of a mile from Perkins to Powell.

Transportation before, during, and after the conference

There is an airport shuttle from the Lexington Bluegrass Airport to the conference hotels. There is a $20 charge (one way or round trip). Please provide airport information when you register for the conference if you need to be picked up or returned. If you are renting a car at the airport and do not need to be picked up or returned, there is not need to provide airport information. (Should you need to arrive at either the Northern Kentucky-Cincinnati Airport, or the Louisville Airport, we can no longer provide any services from these airports.) Note that the bus service attempts to minimize travel expenses, so you may have to wait a while for other travelers to arrive. Kentucky River Foothills is providing shuttle service from hotels to the conference and to all events during the conference. There is no extra fee for this service, which is included in the registration fee.

Conference hotels
The conference hotels are the Best Western, Quality Inn, and Comfort Suites. All three are located off I-75, exit 87. The Best Western is located on the east side, and the Quality Inn and Comfort Suites are located on the west side, near the Starbucks. These are the only hotels serviced by the shuttles. These hotels are between 1.5-2 miles from the Perkins Building, where the conference is being held.

Hotels with Confernce Rates

Best Western
100 Eastern Bypass, Exit 87-of I-75, Richmond, KY 40475-2302

$85 plus tax

To set up your room, you can email ( or phone: (859) 623-9220, mentioning Living with Animals Conference for the conference rate.

Rooms are available first come, first served, so call soon!


Quality Inn
2006 Colby Taylor Dr, Richmond, KY 40475-8678

$90 plus tax

15 rooms with Double beds; 5 rooms with King-sized beds

Phone: (859) 623-0063, mentioning Living with Animals Conference
Or use weblink:

Please select your room before 6 March, when the rate goes up.


Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1990 Colby Taylor Dr., Richmond, KY 40475

$95 + tax

15 rooms with Double Queen beds; 5 rooms with King-sized beds

Phone: (859) 624-4055, mentioning Living with Animals Conference


Hampton Inn by Hilton
1099 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY 40475

$109 + tax

10 rooms with standard 2 Queen beds

Phone: (859) 626-1002, mentioning Living with Animals Conference, or use weblink:

Please select your room before 27 February, when the rate goes up.

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