Travel and Accommodations

Information about travel and lodging for the 2018 Watson Conference

The Brown Hotel offers conference rates when you indicate that you want the "Watson Conference Rate." This room rate is guaranteed until September 21, 2018.

 Photograph of the Brown Hotel

To access the rooms reserved for our conference at the Brown Hotel, you must use the link provided below. A regular search on the hotel's website will not display the conference block and may mistakenly show that there are no vacancies.
Link for the 2018 Watson Conference Rate at the Brown Hotel

Brown Hotel
335 West Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
Reservations: Local (502) 583-1234 or
Toll Free (888) 888-5252
$155/$175 Deluxe Room
$175/$195 Luxury Room
$195/$215 Club Room

A complimentary airport shuttle can be requested by calling from the Brown hotel phone bank in the airport luggage area or one can be reserved the day prior to your arrival by calling (502) 583-1234.
Louisville Airport (SDF) Ground Transportation

Conference buses will run throughout the day from the University of Louisville to the Brown Hotel.
The closing session ends at noon on October 27th. For those of you planning to leave Louisville that day, there will be a conference shuttle bus back to the conference hotel at the close of the session. A cab ride from the University of Louisville to the airport takes approximately fifteen minutes.

Conference Parking
For those who wish to drive to campus, very limited parking may be available in the Speed Museum garage or the Floyd Street garage for $8 daily. Since this is homecoming weekend, we encourage you to park in a garage downtown and take the shuttle from the Brown Hotel. Road closures for the homecoming parade along 3rd Street will begin at 5:30PM on Friday, so we do not recommend parking in the Speed Museum garage on Friday. Conference parking on Saturday will be limited due to the home football game. We recommend arriving early to find a space.

Driving Directions
The University of Louisville, Belknap Campus is located south of downtown Louisville, near I-65 and Eastern Parkway.
From I-64 or I-71, take I-65 south
From the airport or I-264, take I-65 north

Directions From I-65 Northbound
Take Eastern Parkway West exit for U of L-number 133A
At stoplight, turn right onto Crittenden Drive
Continue 3/4 of a mile, back under I-65
Turn right onto Central Avenue
Proceed to the next stop light, turn right onto Floyd Street
First left on Floyd is the stadium parking lot

Directions From I-65 Southbound
Take Arthur St. exit-number 134
Turn right at stop sign onto Brandeis
Turn left onto Floyd Street, first stop light
Continue one mile to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
Turn right into the parking lot just beyond the stadium
Driving directions to other locations on campus can be obtained by sending an email request to .