2024 HESS Consortium National Conference

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Facility Map – The Galt House Hotel Meeting Spaces (subject to change)

The 2024 HESS Consortium National Conference on November 4-6, 2024 is the best and most affordable conference in the nation for private, non-profit member institutions! We have technology leaders and professionals from many functional departments this year!

Early registration is $150 per attendee and will close August 1, 2024. Read more below.

We are very excited to return to our conference location at the historic, riverfront Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY. All events and sessions this year will be in the new West Wing of the Galt House Hotel Conference Area. The Galt House guest rooms and meeting / dining spaces are all newly remodeled and are located within a short walking distance to many great attractions including The Speed Art Museum, The Mohammad Ali Center, The Louisville Slugger Museum and many downtown shops and restaurants. The Galt House has 6 restaurants for accompanying family and friends and is connected to the KFC Yum Center Arena.

Our conference schedule features meetings with executives from all of our enterprise system partners, demonstrations of their software solutions and the business partner showcase, introducing you to new products and services from our HESS Consortium Business Partners and Affiliates. Most importantly, there will be lots of time to engage and network with other CIOs, CTOs, CFOs, and technology professionals from as well as other professionals from finance, human resources, and academic leadership from U.S. private, non-profit colleges and universities.


We would love to have you and your staff share your knowledge and experiences with the other HESS member institutions at the conference this year. If you have a good topic that you would like to submit on leadership, policy development, operational practice, new or emerging technology use, we would like to hear about it. All presenting members get free registration as our thanks to you!


We have kept our conference fee low for our private college and university members. This year, the conference registration is only $150 per attendee and includes all Day 1 and Day 2 sessions as well as all Day 3 post conference workshops/seminars and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). The conference standard room rates at the beautiful Galt House Hotel are only $194 (east wing) and $219 (west wing) per night. Please be aware that an additional night will be needed on the hotel reservation form to attend the post-conference workshops / seminars at the same rates. Please make sure that your reservations reflect this additional night stay.