Louisville 2021 Conference Schedule and Registration

Contact: Anne-Sophie Whitehead, ADI Conference Director annesophie@distilling.com

Booth Contact: Matt Jelen matt@distilling.com

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Meet us in Louisville, August 23-25, 2021

2021 brings back our 5th annual Women’s Summit (Wednesday 8/25) and introduces our first Bourbon Summit (Monday 8/23), as well as our inaugural Sustainability Summit (Wednesday 8/25) and Guild Meet Up (Wednesday 8/25).

The Kentucky Distillers Association will be welcoming our friends and colleagues from the US and beyond on Monday, 8/23 at the Galt House for a tasting.

Extended sessions will be available on Monday August 23 in the afternoon afternoon (TTB, Distributor and Sales training) and we will open general registration Monday afternoon, to allow more time (and less lines) for everyone to register. Badge will be required for entrance to the Monday tasting.

Tours and workshop will be available on Monday and Thursday. To change up our schedule, the ADI Judging Awards will be unveiled at the wine and cheese reception on the show floor on Tuesday afternoon (silver, bronze), and Awards Luncheon (Gold, double golds – separate ticket required) on Wednesday. Tuesday evening will be reserved for private events and experiences.

Our headquarter hotel this year is the Galt House. The Galt house, a Wyndham Trademark Collection hotel, has been renovated in 2020 ad is the only waterfront hotel in Louisville. Reservations at our preferential room rate of $170 (+ tax. $20/night self-parking or $30/night valet parking available to our guests) are available by clicking on this link: Galt House Reservations.

​Of course, this year is like no other. We have been working with our partners on the ground, as well as local and Governmental and CDC guidelines to ensure that our risk mitigation plans are up to date. Guidelines have been changing often and we will update our COVID-19 preparedness guidelines June 1 on our website. We will also communicate with our attendees on a regular basis to ensure they are comfortable with our mitigation measures.



Monday 8/23/21TBD9am - 5pmBourbon Summit
Monday 8/23/21afternoonDistillery Tours (registration to open June 1)
Monday, 8/23/21Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC)1pm-8pmExhibitor Setup (registrations open 12pm for exhibitors)
Monday 8/23/21Kentucky International Convention Center1pm - 7pmEarly registrations open
Monday 8/23/21Kentucky International Convention Center2pm - 5pmDeep Dive sessions
- Sales and Relationship buildings
Monday 8/23/21Galt House7:00pm - 9:00pmWelcome Tasting - Kentucky Distillers Association (Badge required for entry)
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center7:00am - 6:45pmRegistration open
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center8:45am - 10:00amOpening Keynote
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center10:00am - 6:30pmExpo Floor Open
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center10:00am - 5:00pmEducational Sessions
Tuesday 8/24/21Kentucky International Convention Center5:00pm - 6:30pmExpo Floor Happy Hours
Silver and Bronze ADI Judging awards revealed
Tuesday 8/24/216:30pm on...Private sponsored events
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center8:30am - 10:00amBreakfast on the show floor ("boozy breakfast")
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center10:00am - 2:00pm Educational Sessions
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center12:00pm - 2:00pmADI Awards Luncheon - ADI Gold and Double Gold awards announced (ticketed event)
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center2:00pm - 3pmExpo Floor only time
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center3pm - 5pmSustainability Summit
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center3pm- 5pmWomen's Summit
Wednesday 8/25/21Kentucky International Convention Center3pm - 5pmUS State Guild Meeting (Must be a current active Distilling Guild member)
Wednesday 8/25/21OffsiteEveningPrivate Events
Thursday 8/26/21Tours9am - 5pmMiscellaneous Half day and full day tours (separate registration Available June 1)
Thursday 8/26/21Moonshine University10am - 12pmCooperage Sensory Effect on Single Malt - Matt Strickland (separate registration available June 1)







Full Conference Pass
(Regular rate)
Full Conference Pass
Early Bird (until 7/5/21 - 11:59PM PST)

$400 (Early Bird rate)$600 (Early Bird rate)
Additional Attendees (same registration)$350$550
Additional Attendees
Early Bird (until 7/5/21 - 11:59PM PST)
$200 (Early Bird rate)$400 (Early Bird rate)
Gala Luncheon Pass only $50$50
Tuesday Expo Pass only (incl. Expo Happy Hours - no lunch)$75-$200200