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Conference Location

Gatton Student Center

160 Avenue of Champions

Lexington, KY 40506

Since 1938, the Student Center has served as an energetic and vibrant hub for the University of Kentucky. The conference will be held throughout the Student Center. Here is a map of the facility. Shuttles will be provided from 21c to the Gatton Student Center. If you will be driving directly to the Student Center, here is information on directions and parking.


​Hotel Accommodations

21c Museum Hotel Lexington is the official hotel for the HERU 2024 conference. Occupying the historic Fayette National Bank Building originally designed by McKim, Mead and White, award-winning firm Deborah Berke Partners embraced the building's historic features to create 21c Lexington, where contemporary and historic meet and contrast.

With high ceilings and large historic windows, guests' rooms feel residential and serve as a comfortable respite from the thought-provoking art and activity that fills the museum galleries. Outfitted with custom-designed contemporary furnishings, comfortable beds, plush robes, and Malin + Goetz bath amenities, the spaces are designed to leave you feeling refreshed and restored.

Since 21c Lexington is at capacity, consider these hotels which are close to 21c Lexington to catch the shuttle bus to and from the Gatton Student Center: Residence Inn Lexington City Center, Lexington Marriott City Center, or Hilton Lexington/Downtown.


Traveling to Lexington

Air Travel

The Blue Grass Airport (LEX) is <20 minutes from the University of Kentucky. Other nearby airports are the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

Ground Transportation

  Ground Transportation Rental Cars


Learn more about Lexington

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