FEDCON U.S. only sessions (August 24-26) will be held at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center (NKCC), in Covington, Kentucky. The classified session (August 27) will be held at the Air Force Institute of Technology, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in Dayton, Ohio.
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is situated 12 miles (15 minutes) from the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, and is located on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.
Parking is avaialble at each conference hotel, and at several nearby parking garages. The nearest parking garage to the NKCC is the Kenton County Parking garage located at 220 Madison Ave.Covington, KY 41011. 500 spaces are avaialble to the public during daytime business hours, and parking is $2 an hour with a daily max of $10. More parking options are avaialble here: https://www.nkycc.com/page/about-us/#parking
The Southbank Shuttle Trolley travels the riverfront cities of Covington, Newport and downtown Cincinnati, making travel between entertainment venues, sports arenas, shopping and dining favorites and cultural destinations so easy! Trips are $1 each. Download the map and more information here.
Cincy Red Bike is the region's Bike Share program with 57 stations and 442 bikes in Cincinnati, Covington, Newport, and Bellevue. A convenient, low cost, healthy and green transportation system, Red Bike is designed for short, point-to-point trips, and provides a different perspective of the city for riders. Pricing is $3 per 20 minutes or $10 per 24 hours. You will need a valid credit card, along with zip code and phone number (mobile preferred for SMS notifications and optional 2-step verification bike checkout). Download the map and more information here.
Northern Kentucky, the top of the South & the end of the North, is perfectly situated along the Ohio River across from big sister Cincinnati. Encompassing the historic towns of Newport and Covington as well as the suburban centers along the Covington/Cincinnati International Airport, NKY is a strong part of the Cincinnati USA region with its roots firmly planted in Kentucky. Northern Kentucky is less than a half-day car ride, and a two-hour flight from 60% of the U.S. population!
NKY shares a riverfront with Cincinnati. From hotels in Covington or Newport, it’s only a 10-minute walk across a bridge to all the nightlife, hustle & bustle of downtown Cincinnati.
The average August high in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky metro area is 84°F, and the average low is 66°F
NKY's booming restaurant scene boasts everything from gourmet hot dogs and French pot ice cream to Bouillabaisse and celebrity steaks. Check out the local offerings with a printable dining map and searchable dining website.
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Northern Kentucky, the top of the South & the end of the North, is perfectly situated along the Ohio River across from big sister Cincinnati. Encompassing the historic towns of Newport and Covington as well as the suburban centers along the Covington/Cincinnati International Airport (CVG), NKY is a strong part of the Cincinnati USA region with its roots firmly planted in Kentucky.
NKY shares a riverfront with Cincinnati. From your hotel in Covington, it’s only a 10-minute walk across a bridge to all the nightlife, hustle & bustle of downtown Cincinnati.
The riverfront hotels are within a half-mile of 45 restaurants and close to countless culinary talent. Nearby Mainstrasse Village is a German-influenced cobblestoned neighborhood known for street festivals, pub dining and quirky boutiques & shops and has recently elevated to one of the region’s go-to urban neighborhoods for foodies & culinary fun-seekers. Learn about the region’s rich history in Bourbon & Brewing. Take a tour & cooking class on the Craft Bourbon Trail at New Riff Distilling or embark on a historic underground brewery tour.
Don’t let the history lessons fool you – NKY has no shortage of fun for outdoor adventurists! After JNC, arrange a skiing & tubing trip to Perfect North Slopes, be your own riverboat captain aboard a BB Riverboats cruise, soar through the trees at Screaming Raptor Ziplines or live your childhood figure-skating dream on the ice rink at Fountain Square (weather permitting).
There are thrills to be had indoors too! Visit the Newport Aquarium, Cincinnati Zoo, Underground Railroad Freedom Center, American Sign Museum or Ark Encounter. You won’t be disappointed with the share-worthy selfies you’re sure to capture!
Sports reign in NKY & Cincinnati with two professional sports teams, the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as one of the fastest growing soccer franchises in the U.S., FC Cincinnati. Plan a visit to the Reds Hall of Fame or take a behind-the-scenes tour of Great American Ballpark. With NKY's vibrant Arts community, visitors can take in a Broadway show at the Aronoff Center, listen to an amazing outdoor concert during the Kentucky Sympony Orchestra summer series, see a production at the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra or Cincinnati Opera (one of the oldest and most highly regarded opera companies in the U.S.) (Download this section of text courtesy of MeetNKY: Top Things to See and Do - NKY in a Nutshell)
As a general rule, please use common sense when traveling to and attending the event. If you need assistance at any time, please reach out to the ION at 703-366-2723 or email@example.com.
Be sure to write down the name and contact information for all key venues:
| Conference Venue
(FEDCON U.S. Only)
Northen Kentucky Convention Center
| Conference Venue
| Air Force Institute of Technology
2950 Hobson Way
WPAFB, OH 45433
|Hotel|| Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter
10 W Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011
|Hotel|| Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter
10 E Rivercenter Blvd
Covington, KY 41011
|Hotel|| Holiday Inn Cincinnati Riverfront
600 W Third Street
Covington, KY 41011
Courtyard Cincinnati Covington
Local Medical Facilities
Below is a list of the closest hospital and urgent care centers to the conference venue.
St. Elizabeth Covington Hospital
The Christ Hospital
Mt. Auburn Urgent Care
Newport/Ft. Thomas Urgent Care - St. Elizabeth Physicians