National Conference of State Liquor Administrators
June 16, 2019 at 1:00 pm
June 19, 2019 at 12:00 pm
The Seelbach Hilton Hotel
500 South Fourth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Take a tour of the Seelbach Hilton.
Conference Room Rate*:
SEELBACH Group Rate: NEARLY SOLD OUT! ($189.00/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy). See below about rooms at Embassy Suites.
SEELBACH Government Rate: SOLD OUT! ($122.00/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy) See below about per diem rooms at Embassy Suites.
NOTE: your State or Government ID is required at hotel check-in.
*Rates available 3 days before and after the conference, subject to hotel availability.
Reserve by Telephone: Call SEELBACH at (502) 585-3200 or toll free (800) 333-3399 and ask for Reservations.
Group Reservation Website: make your SEELBACH hotel reservation online!
Associate members and Invited Guests room block
Secondary Hotel - Embassy Suites Louisville Downtown, 501 S. Fourth St. (next to Seelbach)
EMBASSY SUITES Government Rate: $122.00/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy. There’s a limited number of rooms so reserve soon before they are gone! NOTE: your State or Government ID is required at hotel check-in.
EMBASSY SUITES Group Rate: $199.00/night plus taxes for single/double occupancy.
Reserve by Telephone EMBASSY SUITES: Call (502) 813-3838 to speak with Catherine Peace. Associate members and Invitees ask for group rate code CSL; State regulators and Government Associate members ask for per diem rate code NCP.
EMBASSY SUITES Group Reservation Websites: make your hotel reservation online (conference dates only)!
State Regulators and Government Associate members room block
Associate Members and Invited Guests room block
Public Transportation:
Airline Travel
Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) is located approximately 15 minutes (6 miles) from the Seelbach Hilton and is serviced by major airlines. Please visit the website for more information.
Local Transportation
The Seelbach Hilton offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the Louisville International Airport from 5:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Call the Valet at (502) 585-3200 to schedule.
The EMBASSY SUITES offers complimentary shuttle service to/from the Louisville International Airport. Call the main number at (502) 813-3800 once flight lands; wait time is 15-20 minutes.
Cab fares cost approximately $25.00 to/from Louisville International Airport.
Driving Directions
Hotel Parking Rates
Valet – $27.00 per day
Self (or Off-site) - $23.00 per day
Conference Host – Contact:
Carol Beth Martin
Call (502) 782-1000 or email carolbeth.martin@ky.gov

June 16-19, 2019
Louisville, Kentucky


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Conference Information

Louisville. Looeyville. No matter how you say it, Louisville is a colorful southern city rich in tradition yet still vibrant earning its place as one of the top places to travel in the United States.

"If these United States can be called a body, then Kentucky can be called its heart."
                                          - Jesse Stuart

Business Meeting

Regulation of alcoholic beverages and industry practices are now more important than ever. Why you ask? Because the continuous evolution of innovation and technology driven by consumer demands and consolidation, necessitate that every level of government proactively re-evaluate their laws and regulations to thoughtfully yet safely support a level playing field of production, distribution, sales and marketing of products in this unique and transforming industry.

Join us for this year’s business program, titled "Regulation Matters," and learn about the consumer landscape of today and tomorrow in addition to recent regulatory challenges. Various panels about timely topics such as industry "diversity" and "human trafficking and alcohol" will be featured. Other subjects include: evolving industry business models, lessons learned from state software system deployments, what’s next in regulating cannabis businesses, the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court case of TWSRA v. Byrd (a Supreme Court decision is expected by the conference date), a legal update of the year’s influential court cases by Richard Blau, plus an ethics session and much more! NCSLA is your consistent source for strategic regulatory planning and sharing of best practices in these changing times and you won’t want to miss this educational event. To view the entire business agenda and partial list of proficient presenters, just click on the links below.

Business Agenda | Presenter Biographies | Social Agenda

Social Activities

The social agenda will include a Welcome Reception Sunday evening at the Jim Beam Urban Stillhouse located in the famous Fourth Street Live! entertainment district. The Bourbon Trail officially begins at the Frazier History Museum and many distilleries now have an urban experience along Whiskey Row. Attendees also have the option of visiting the Muhammad Ali Center and the Louisville Slugger Museum, to name a few. There are many attractions and events in Louisville so check out the opportunities and make plans to explore during your stay. Cue the bugler. The closing night will feature a Derby-themed evening at historic Churchill Downs where attendees will enjoy photos by the iconic Twin Spires, mock racing, and a tour of the track where the "fastest two minutes in sports" happens every May! Of course, everyone knows the Derby is about "Hatitude" and you’ll need a fashionable hat for this event. Don’t have one? Don’t want to pack one? No problem....you can make your very own personalized Derby hat upon arrival at Churchill Downs. The cost is $20 per person and you pay at the event. Be sure to select that option on the registration form if you’d like to participate.

Social Agenda

Registration Information

Early conference registration ends Wednesday, May 1, 2019 so don’t delay! The registration fee increases $50.00 starting May 2, 2019.

You have the option of paying by credit card or check. The registration fees are outlined below.

Registration fees:
  • State Member = $400 ($450 after May 1)
    TRAVEL BAN? Contact Pam Frantz for details about the NCSLA Travel Subsidy program.
  • Government Associate Member = $450 ($500 after May 1)
  • Associate Member = $550 ($600 after May 1)
  • Invitee of NCSLA President or Conference Host = $550 ($600 after May 1)
  • NCSLA Past President = Fee waived (NCSLA Bylaws Article I, Section 5B)
  • NCSLA Past President Spouse = Fee waived (NCSLA Bylaws Article I, Section 5B)
  • Spouse/Guest = $250 ($300 after May 1)
  • Spouse/Guest (Tuesday Churchill Downs Banquet Only) = $150 ($200 after May 1)
  • Guest 3 – 20 Years Old = $100 ($150 after May 1)
  • Guest 3 – 20 Years Old (Tuesday Churchill Downs Banquet Only) = $75 ($125 after May 1)
  • Guest 2 Years Old and Under = Fee Waived

If you are paying by check* please make it payable and mail to "National Conference of State Liquor Administrators", 543 Long Hill Road, Gurnee, IL 60031 along with a copy of your registration.

*Please note that payment by check is not available after May 31, 2019.*

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations are subject to a $200.00 deduction per person. Due to contractual commitments there will be NO REFUNDS AFTER MAY 31, 2019. NCSLA Federal Tax ID Number: 52-6043243.

ATTIRE: Attire for all scheduled business and social functions is business casual with the exception of the Churchill Downs event, Derby-themed attire is welcome for the President’s Banquet. Churchill Downs Dress Code permits jackets, blazers, vests, shirts with collars, dresses, pantsuits, slacks, and sweaters. Please note that jeans, shorts, tennis shoes and denim are NOT permitted in specified areas of Churchill Downs.

WEATHER: The average high/low temperatures in Louisville are 85° / 65° F so be sure to pack for hot, sunny weather!

SPECIAL NEEDS:Individuals with disabilities or special dietary requirements who need special accommodations should email Jan Lile at jan.lile@ky.gov to make arrangements. Requests should be made no later than Friday, May 31, 2019 to allow sufficient time for us to meet your needs.

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION: the cost of one (1) 6 ft. or 8 ft. skirted table for two (2) consecutive conference days is $400 per table. If you would like to purchase exhibit space please complete the Exhibitor section on the registration form. Exhibitor is responsible for making arrangements with the hotel. Please complete the Exhibit Requirement Form and send to Jeremy Miller at the Seelbach Hilton to coordinate and assist you with internet access or electrical needs (e.g. cords, power strips, etc.) and arrange for direct billing. Jeremy’s email address is jmiller@seelbachhilton.com and phone number is (502) 585-9218.

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