Why Lexington, Kentucky?


Lexington isn’t just horses and bourbon. We’re also a central location for technology, innovation, research and science. Brilliant minds from across the country and across the world come to Lexington to learn, collaborate, and develop world-changing ideas.

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STEM in Lexington

Higher Education

We’re home to UK, with its Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Communication & Information, and the Gatton College of Business and Economics, as well as Bluegrass Community & Technical College.

Energy Research

The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) investigates energy technologies to improve the environment, contributing to policies related to fossil and renewable energy.

Coldstream Research Campus

This research hotbed on the north side of town is home to over 50 organizations with more than 2,250 employees working in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, equine health, and a variety of other sectors.

A Gigabit City

Lexington’s Gig Project brought a $70 million fiber-optic network to the city, making us the largest gigabit city in the country and expanding high-speed internet access across town.

We Value Education

With so many colleges/universities in the area, it’s not surprising that we have one of the most educated workforces in America: #8 in the country for total number of people with an advanced degree.

The Home of STEM

Lexington continues to attract research-based startups, advanced-technology industries, professional services, and corporations. With our central location and educated workforce, it’s easy to see why.

“Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots by The Atlantic Cities (#17)”

- Commerce Lexington

“#4 Top Potential Tech Growth Centers”

- Brookings Institute – 2019

“#19 States Leading the Charge on Renewable Energy”

- SmartAsset 2019

Lexpert SPOTLIGHT

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

Isabel Escobar

Professor - Chemical & Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky

Area of Focus - Polymeric Membrane Materials for Water Treatment and Water Reuse Operations https://www.engr.uky.edu/~iescobar/

David Herrin

Director - Vibro-Acoustics Consortium; Professor - Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky

Area of Focus - Noise, Vibration, and Harshness

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

430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, 40507
(859) 233-4567

This downtown complex includes a hotel, retail center and convention and meeting facilities, a...

Kentucky Horse Park

4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY, 40511
(859) 233-4303

Note March 17, 2020: The Kentucky Horse Park is open. Admission and parking fees are waived. Please...

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...

Keeneland Racecourse

4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY, 40510
(859) 254-3412

With its tranquil setting and lovely stone fences and buildings, this national historic landmark is...

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
859-257-3829

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

Transylvania University

300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY, 40508
(859) 233-8300

Transylvania University, located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky, is a top-ranked...

Aviation Museum of Kentucky

4029 Airport Road, Lexington, KY, 40510
(859) 231-1219

Located at the Blue Grass Airport, this museum features aircraft, aviation artifacts and equipment,...

Hummel Planetarium

4440 Kit Carson Drive, Richmond, KY, 40475
(859) 622-1547

One of the largest and most sophisticated planetariums in the United States, Hummel's videos, sound...

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