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CENTER INFORMATION


The Northern Kentucky Convention Center is in Covington, Kentucky along the banks of the Ohio River. It is situated at the heart of a rapidly expanding business and entertainment district just across a picturesque 19th Century suspension bridge from downtown Cincinnati.

This 204,000-total square foot multi-purpose facility has 110,000 sq. ft. of meeting, exhibition, and social function space. The center is designed to make it as convenient and efficient as possible for meeting, conference, and exhibition planners, and is directly connected to the Marriott at RiverCenter.

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is consistently ranked as one of the best airports in the world. Northern Kentucky is within a two-hour flight from 60 percent of the nation's population. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky is also within only a two-hour drive of the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), Dayton International Airport (DAY), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Lexington's Blue Grass Airport (LEX). Northern Kentucky offers a blend of cosmopolitan sophistication and southern hospitality, and this is reflected in the staff's customer service focus. We will do our best to ensure a most successful event.

Conference Level

  • 10 flexible meeting rooms totaling 12,760 square feet 
  • All rooms fully carpeted and beautifully appointed
  • 17,500 square foot ballroom can be divided into 4 separate spaces

The Learning Center

  • 400 seat amphitheater (with accessible seating) 
  • Retractable tablet desks and power access to each amphitheater seat 
  • 2 - 20,000 lumen laser LCD projectors 
  • 2- 9’x16’ video screens
  • Innovative Global Conferencing 
  • Much, much more

Event Center

  • 46,200 square feet of total space for 254 10' x 10' booths
  • Receptions for up to 4,600 people and meetings for up to 3,900 can be accommodated
  • Event Center can also be divided into 2 separate halls

Main Lobby

  • 8,000 square feet of public space equipped for registration, exhibits and receptions
  • Staircases, escalators, and elevator to third floor Conference Level
  • Two-story in height with terrazzo and carpeted flooring

Accessibility


It is the Northern Kentucky Convention Center’s intention to provide all reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities to assist them in attending events held at the center.

  • Entrance/Exit - A ramp is located from the sidewalk to the Center entrance/exit on the Madison Ave. side of the building.  The Center entry doors are push button automated at this entrance/exit.
  • Elevator – A passenger elevator is located to the right of the escalators for access between the Center’s 2 main levels.
  • Public Restrooms - There are accessible restrooms for each gender readily available in public areas.
  • Concession Stands: All concession stands at the convention center are accessible by wheelchair. 
  • Meeting Rooms/Ballroom/The Learning Center/Event Center -  All are accessible by wheelchair. There are ramps available for riser accessibility and should be requested ahead of time to prepare for use. Microphones are available that can be easily adjusted and are flexible for use.
  • Wheelchairs, Scooters and Other Power-Driven Mobility Devices (i.e., Segway’s): The Center only allows powered wheelchairs, scooters, and Segway’s for people with disabilities as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and if they can be operated safely in our facility. Only electric or battery powered OPDMD are allowed inside the facility.  OPDMD cannot travel at a speed greater than the pedestrian traffic.
  • Wheelchair Availability – The Center has 2 wheelchairs available for use on a first come, first serve basis.  These chairs are located within the Administrative Offices and must be signed out.  Photo identification will also be required to be left on file until the return of the chair.


Please note, as of April 4, 2022, the Covington 5th Street exit ramp Northbound to I-71/75 will be closed until approximately October 2022. Detour signs will be posted. For the most up- to- date information, please visit - https://www.waze.com/live-map.


Directions


From Northern Cincinnati via I-75 South

From Ohio and the Cincinnati area take I-75 South across the Brent Spence Bridge into KY.  Take the first exit, which is the 5th Street/Covington exit, exit #192.  Veer left off the exit.  Follow 5th Street to Madison Avenue, this will be the 6th stoplight, turn left on Madison Avenue.  Follow Madison Avenue to RiverCenter Blvd.  The Center is on the left and parking is available on the right or at the hotel garages at the end of the street.

From Kentucky via I-75 North

From Kentucky in the Northern KY area take I-75 North take the 5th Street/Covington exit, exit #192.  If you have crossed the bridge into Cincinnati, you have gone too far.  Veer right off the exit.  Get into the left-hand lane.  Follow 5th street to Madison Avenue, this will be the 6th stoplight, turn left on Madison Avenue.  Follow Madison Avenue to RiverCenter Blvd.  The Center is on the left and parking is available on the right or at the hotel garages at the end of the street.

From I-471

Take I-471 to the Newport/Bellevue exit, exit #5.  Turn left onto Route 8. This road will curve in front of Newport on the Levee into a round-about.  Take 2nd right onto W. 3rd street. (don’t cross over bridge to Ohio) Follow W 3rd Street to next round-about and continue across the bridge to 4th Street in Covington.  Turn right onto Madison Avenue and follow toward RiverCenter Blvd.  The Center is on the left and parking is available on the right or at the hotel garages at the end of the street.

From Northern Cincinnati via I-71 South

From North of Cincinnati via I-71.   Take I-71 South to 471 South and take the Newport/Bellevue exit, exit #5.  Turn left onto Route 8. This road will curve in front of Newport on the Levee into a round-about.  Take 2nd right onto W. 3rd street. (don’t cross over bridge to Ohio) Follow W 3rd Street to next round-about and continue across the bridge to 4th Street in Covington.  Turn right onto Madison Avenue and follow toward RiverCenter Blvd.  The Center is on the left and parking is available on the right or at the hotel garages at the end of the street.

From Ohio via I-275

From I-275 in Ohio proceed to 75 south.  Take I-75 South across the Brent Spence Bridge into KY.  Take the first exit, which is the 5th street/Covington exit, exit #192.  Veer left off the exit.  Follow 5th Street to Madison Avenue, this will be the 6th stoplight, turn left on Madison Avenue.  Follow Madison Avenue to RiverCenter Blvd.  The Center is on the left and parking is available on the right or at the hotel garages at the end of the street.
From Kentucky via I-275

From I-275 in KY proceed to I-75 North.  From I-75 North take the 5th Street/Covington exit, exit # 192.  Veer right off the exit.  Get into the left-hand lane.  Follow 5th Street to Madison Avenue, this will be the 6th stoplight, turn left on Madison Avenue.  Follow Madison Avenue to RiverCenter Blvd.  The Center is on the left and parking is available on the right or at the hotel garages at the end of the street.





Parking


Kenton County Parking Garage
859.581.6888

(859) 581-6888
220 Madison Ave.
Covington, KY 41011

1500 spaces (44 Accessible)
500 spaces available to the public during weekday business hours

RiverCenter Garage
859.431.7049

(859) 431-7049
50 E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

850 spaces (40 Accessible)
300 spaces available to public during weekday business hours

Open Air Lot
513.345.4450

(859) 431-7049
E. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

184 spaces (10 Accessible)
Metered Parking - No Attendant
Buy Ticket from dispenser for amount of time you indicate
Place receipt face up on dashboard

Marriott Garage
513.316.7081

(859) 431-7049
10 W. RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, KY 41011

365 spaces (4 Accessible)
Spaces limited to public during weekday business hours

 
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    One West RiverCenter Blvd.
Covington, Kentucky 41011

859.261.1500

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