Traveling to Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

The ACA Annual Meeting is one of most important meetings for the crystallographic community, with attendees from more than thirty-five countries. We welcome both our domestic and international attendees.  Travel to any meeting or conference requires advanced planning by both US and foreign attendees.  Below is a list of information to assist our attendees in the travel planning process.  

 


International Attendees

Most citizens of foreign countries will need a visa to enter the United States.  We encourage non-U.S. travelers who need a visa to enter the United States to begin the visa application process as soon as you register for the Annual Meeting. The application and interview process varies from country to country and approval or denials can take a significant amount of time to receive.  It may take up to three months to obtain a visa. For more information about obtaining a visa, please visit the U.S. State Department website.

The Board on International Scientific Organizations (BISO)  can also be a resource for our international attendees.  

To request an invitation letter, you must be registered and paid in full before a letter can be issued. Once you have registered contact ACA Headquarters to request an invitation letter.

 


Local Information

Venue:

1 W Rivercenter Blvd, Covington, KY 41011

 

Hotels:

10 West RiverCenter Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky 41011 USA
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10 East Rivercenter Boulevard, Covington, Kentucky, 41011, USA
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Driving Directions: 

From Northern Cincinnati via I-75 South

Take I-75 South into KY. Take the 5th Street/Covington Exit 192. Veer left off the exit. Follow 5th Street to Madison (6th stoplight), turn left on Madison. Follow Madison to RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) - the Center is on your left.

 

From Northern Cincinnati via I-71 South

From I-71 South, follow the right lane (I-75 South) as it merges in with I-75. As you are crossing the Ohio River get in the far-right lane. Take the 5th Street/Covington Exit 192. Veer left off the exit. Follow 5th Street to Madison (6th stoplight), turn left on Madison. Follow Madison to RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) - the Center is on your left.

 

From I-471

From I-275 take 471 North to the Newport/Bellevue Exit #5. Turn left off the exit onto Route 8. Go straight, road will curve at Newport on the Levee, head toward stop light in left lane. Go through stop light to the next stop sign and turn right onto 4th street. Follow this across the bridge to Madison Street in Covington. Turn right on Madison and follow toward RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) - the Center is on your left.

 

From Kentucky via I-75/71 North

Take I-75 North to the 5th Street/Covington Exit 192. (If you have crossed the bridge to Cincinnati, you've gone to far) Veer right off the exit. Follow 5th Street to Madison (6th stoplight), turn left on Madison. Follow Madison to RiverCenter Blvd. (Embassy Suites is in front of you to the right) - the Center is on your left.

 

Parking:

Kenton County Parking Garage
859.581.6888
220 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 410111500 spaces (44 Accessible)
500 spaces available to general public during weekday business hours
 
RiverCenter Garage
859.431.7049
50 E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011850 spaces (40 Accessible)
300 spaces available to general public during weekday business hours
 
Open Air Lot
513.345.4450E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 410111
70 spaces (10 Accessible)
Metered Parking - No Attendant
 
Marriott Garage
513.316.708110 W. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011
365 spaces (4 Accessible)
Spaces limited to general public during weekday business hours

 

 

Airport Information:

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is consistently ranked as one of the best airports in the world. Northern Kentucky is within a two-hour flight from 60 percent of the nation's population. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky is also within only a two-hour drive of the Port Columbus International Airport  (CMH), Dayton International Airport (DAY), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Lexington's Blue Grass Airport (LEX).