Your convention is important to Cincinnati USA, and your delegates will know that from the attention they receive. Prior to the start of citywide conferences, the Convention Services team will work closely with hospitality partners, the Cincinnati Police Department and downtown ambassadors to make sure your guests are welcomed and enjoying the city. Your convention¹s name will be in lights on the JumboTron at Fountain Square, the center of the city; as well as on LCD screens at the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky Airport. Letters and proclamations from the mayor may also be arranged.
The Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau has a competent, professional registration staff with proven expertise in all phases of registration. The staff is versatile and knowledgeable in dealing with convention delegates and registration duties.
Cincinnati USA has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years that make it a first-class convention and meeting destination. Its blend of big-city sophistication and warm Midwestern atmosphere is distinctly its own. The region offers a surprising mix of history, tradition, charm and energy that touches you personally, fosters connections, and creates great experiences.
When you come to Cincinnati USA, plan for an attractive location including easy accessibility, a compact downtown, and affordable, world-class hotel and meeting facilities. Our picturesque setting along the banks of the Ohio River is centrally located, allowing for convenient travel by air or ground. More than $2 billion has been invested in recent downtown and riverfront development, including a $135 million renovation and expansion of our convention center and a $43 million redevelopment of Fountain Square a year-round gathering place with programming and entertainment for all ages. New restaurants, retail and nightlife surround Fountain Square, creating an exciting entertainment district that is inviting, welcoming and within walking distance of the convention center and hotels.
When the day's meetings conclude, plan to explore a diverse region rich in character and history. Cincinnati USA is comprised of 52 unique neighborhoods, each with its own distinct personality and flavor. With world-class museums, including the Smithsonian-affiliated National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, one of the top five zoos in the nation, amusement parks, one of the nation,s oldest symphonies, touring Broadway productions, a nationally recognized park system, gorgeous architecture and a lineup of festivals throughout the year, Cincinnati USA appeals to convention attendees from all walks of life. We also offer an abundance of dining options ranging from three-way chili to elaborate meals created by world-renowned chefs.
Our friendly citizens and warm hospitality community will make you feel welcome and at home during your stay. Compact... energizing... memorable... welcoming. These four words capture the very essence of what makes Cincinnati USA a first-class meeting destination. Look no further, and start planning for more... today!
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center calls Cincinnati USA home, and stands as the nation's newest monument to freedom. It brings to life the importance - and relevance - of struggles for freedom around the world and throughout history, including today. Made up of three buildings that symbolize the cornerstones of freedom - courage, cooperation and perseverance - the freedom center's curving architecture reflects the winding river and the often-changing path to freedom.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Cincinnati is also home to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House, now operated as an historical and cultural site, which focuses on Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The site includes a look into the family, friends, and colleagues of the Beecher-Stowe family, Lane Seminary, and the abolitionist, womens rights and Underground Railroad movements in which these historical figures participated in the 1830's to 1860's, as well as African-American history related to these movements.
The Arts Consortium of Cincinnati
The Queen City¹s premiere center for African-American art and culture. One of the most enduring institutions of its kind, this organization has operated continuously since 1972. A cultural resource for all of Cincinnati, the Arts Consortium has remained true to its mission: "to celebrate, advance and preserve African and African American culture and achievement through art, history and education."
Destination Planning Guide
The Cincinnati USA CVB Destination Planning guide is your one-stop meeting planning tool. It is packed full of the resources and services available here to make your meeting the best one ever. The Guide not only contains meeting information and maps, it provides an overview of the entire Cincinnati USA Region 15 counties in three states.