Meet Lexington, Kentucky


Why Lexington, Kentucky?

Some of the best physicians, researchers and clinicians in the world come to Lexington to learn, practice, and make a difference. Thousands of medical professionals call Central Kentucky home, united in their mission of creating a healthier community and a healthier world. Our medical facilities, specialists, and educational opportunities make this a great place to hold a medical meeting or event.

Lexpert Spotlight

Lexington is home to some pretty smart folks. Get in touch to see how one of our local experts in Medicine can help make your meeting a big hit.

Amy Brin, MSN, MA, PCNS-BC

Executive Director/CEO, Child Neurology Foundation

Area of Focus - Healthcare, Non-profit management, Leadership, Strategic planning, Crisis management, Public speaking

Cheri Tolle

Administrative Director, UK Markey Cancer Center Affiliate Network

Area of Focus - Health Education and Oncology

John D'Ozario

Regina Drury Endowed Chair in Pediatric Research/ President Elect, University of Kentucky/Pan American Society of Pigment Cell Research

Area of Focus - Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Cancer Predisposition Syndromes, Melanoma and Melanocyte

Erin McElwain

Senior Manager, Marketing Development UK Markey Cancer Center; Chair, Public Affairs and Marketing Network of National Cancer Centers, UK Healthcare

Area of Focus - Medical Marketing, Event Planning, Science, Research

Jennifer Rogers

Associate Director of Administration, University of Kentucky - Markey Cancer

Area of Focus - Health Care Research Administration, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Management, Strategic Planning

Hometown Host Testimonials

John D'Orazio – Professor of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky

Allyson Eyermann – Operations Manager, Child Neurology Foundation

What Makes Us Unique

The Medical Landscape in Lexington

Major Institutions

Lexington is home to Baptist Health, CHI Saint Joseph Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children, Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Kentucky HealthCare and more.

#1 in Kentucky

UK HealthCare’s Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the Number 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to U.S. News and World Report Rankings.

UK HealthCare

Encompassing all UK hospitals and clinics, UK HealthCare has over 80 specialized clinics, 140+ outreach programs, and a team of 9,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and health care workers.

Medical Education

The University of Kentucky is home to six health science colleges: Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and the #6 Pharmacy program in the country.

Health-Affiliated Associations

Many health-affiliated associations call Lexington home, from the Academy of Communication in Healthcare and Child Neurology Foundation to the Nursing Organizations Alliance.

World-Class Cancer Care

UK HealthCare’s Markey Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center in Kentucky, and one of only a handful in the country.

“#6 Best Pharmacy School in the U.S. (University of Kentucky)”

- U.S. News & World Report – 2020

“#9 among the Friendliest Cities in the U.S.”

- Conde Nast Traveler 2020

Meet Your Personal Sales and Service Representative

Stephen Barnett Director of Destination Sales

Religious, Medical, Fraternal - Greek, Diversity, Corporate (100 peak rooms or more)

Featured Unique Venues

From unique to unexpected, choose a venue that makes your meeting truly one-of-a-kind.

Central Bank Center and Rupp Arena

425 W. High Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This newly renovated downtown complex features 100,000 square feet of contemporary exhibit space, 16...

The Kentucky Castle

230 Pisgah Pike, Versailles, KY, 40383
(859) 256-0322

This famous landmark was first built as a private residence. Tours of the castle and grounds are...

Apiary Catering & Events

218 Jefferson Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 254-2225

This spectacular downtown venue transports guests into a hidden world that blends Southern...

Lexington Opera House

401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

Lovingly restored to its 1887 glory, the Lexington Opera House offers something for everyone:...

Featured Attractions

Lexington is a special place. Give your attendees a uniquely Lexington experience they’ll rave about for years to come.

University of Kentucky

160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY, 40508

Founded in 1865, the University of Kentucky is the largest public university in the state, educating...

Woodford Reserve Distillery

7785 McCracken Pike, Versailles, KY, 40383
(859) 879-1812

Woodford Reserve is the only facility in the state making bourbon using the original Scottish 'pot...

Visit Horse Country

321 Merino Street, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 963-1004

Visit Horse Country provides a central booking outlet for member horse farms and medical equine...

Destination Industries and Experts By Market Segment

We have something to offer groups and meetings of all types from religious to medical, equine, and more.