- Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:15 pm
Well not to continue derailing my own thread, but having a con in lousiville is good for a few reasons.
1. It's about as central as you can get without being in the breadbasket states. It's not on the great lakes either,
like ACen is, much less Chicago traffic hell.
2. We've got SDF (that's Standiford Field, not Super Defense Fortress sadly) which is about as easy to get in an out
of as an airport can be. It's basically a big Y, with gates at the top and arrivals and departures at the bottom, single level,
except for baggage claim on the partial lower deck with the pickup area. We still have one way fares to a lot of places being a southwest, ups, and delta hub.
3. It's a food town. It's impossible to go 3 blocks without finding something cooking.
4. We have a lot of hotels and the convention centers are expanding in the next two years.
The largest negative really is Louisville Metro got their ass handed to them with the bridges. We've got 3 main bridges, one shut down for a while when they discovered major cracks in it, which blew out an already overtaxed system. So they suddenly patched that one, started demolishing the main I65 route, and started building another one that was in limbo for over 10 years. So traffic at the KY/IN border and downtown is mostly a disaster. The little bridge downtown is only a two lane and walk path, so that's of little help. By the time it's said and done around 2018, we'll have 5 bridges, and tolls. Did I mention that the new north end bridge is part underwater tunnel, and has no emergency or escape hatches?
Besides that, small meeting spaces being hard to come by, and Internet not being always available, we're in pretty good shape.
We're meeting Friday to discuss incorporation and funding, we're up at 220 something members, so... not too far off.
We are still small flowers without names. We are small beings that finally budded,
supported by those larger than us. But we dream... of the day when we will eventually
blossom under the wide open sky.