Combine the practice boost of the Bench Bar Conference with the sights and sounds of Louisville for a mini-vacay that’ll recharge your batteries and have you ready for success. Take your pick from a variety of activities hosted by the IndyBar, or take to the city and create your own adventure! Find more details on the highlights below at indybenchbar.org, and select these optional activities during the registration process.
Ready for a mega-adventure? Find yourself careening through underground caverns on the Louisville Mega Cavern's Mega Ziplines. Rated by TripAdvisor as the number one attraction in Louisville, the caverns boast six fully underground zip lines along with two challenge bridges and a ropes course. Join your colleagues for this pre-conference excursion on Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
[get a TASTE]
Soak in Kentucky’s bourbon history with an inside look at Angel’s Envy’s new distillery on Main Street in Louisville. The tour, an optional activity for conference registrants, begins at noon on Thursday. You’ll see the distillation process first hand, from beginning, to barreled, and ultimately, to finished spirit. The tour culminates with a visit and tasting at the distillery bar, The Finishing Room. 21 and over only, please!
If you've been to Louisville, there's no doubt you've heard of 4th Street Live!, the famous nightlife district in the heart of downtown, and steps away from the Hyatt Regency hotel. After conference sessions, take a walk over and have a blast experiencing a variety of restaurants, bars and shops. You might just experience some great live music with locals and people from all over!
Louisville's a talented city. Roam Museum Row and stop in to the Louisville Slugger Museum, the Muhammad Ali Center, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, and more. The Row is home to "ten original attractions within four walkable blocks... and adventures every step of the way."
[see the SIGHTS]
Spending time in Louisville for the conference is the perfect chance for you to explore our host city. Hop on a trolley and tour downtown attractions, including beautiful Victorian mansion neighborhoods and Churchill Downs. If you’re more of a river-dweller, see Louisville at sea level on the Belle of Louisville steamboat while you step into a piece of American history.
[feel your BEST]
The Bench Bar Conference is all about helping you be your best—that means feeling good too! Get your endorphins flowing with a casual run (all paces welcome!) Friday morning, and cap off a day of learning with yoga Friday afternoon. These member-led activities will have you at the top of your game…and even better, they’re free! No registration required.
[hit the LINKS]
Make your Bench Bar Conference a real hole-in-one! IndyBar golfers will compete for prizes and (more importantly) bragging rights at the annual Golf Tournament, teeing off at 11:30 a.m. at Covered Bridge Golf Course on Thursday. Not quite ready for your PGA debut? No worries! Amateurs and experts alike are welcome.
[test your LUCK]
Without seeing the ponies, have you really experienced Louisville? The legendary Churchill Downs will feature live racing Thursday, and we’ll be there to cheer on our favorites. With dinner at the track and transportation included in full conference registration, there's no excuse to miss out on this quintessential Kentucky experience.
[flex your MENTAL MUSCLE]
Prove your mastery of useless knowledge AND benefit a great cause on Friday evening at Trivia Night! Battle it out in teams of up to five in this fast-paced game that’ll test your knowledge of trivia of all kinds. All proceeds will benefit the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.
[GET MORE INFO] and register for the Bench Bar Conference today at indybenchbar.org!