Logistics

Directions


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Harlan Convention Center
201 South Main St.
Harlan KY 40831

Head towards Harlan by traveling south on Rt. 421. Turn left onto W. Clover Street between light # 4 and light # 5. Go about one block.  The Center is on the right at the intersection of Clover and Main. Access to the parking lot is from Clover Street, on the right, just behind the Center.

Schedule

See our Program section for a full schedule and conference program.

Registration opens at 5 pm on Friday and the evening program begins at 7 pm sharp. Doors open again at 8 am Saturday morning and Saturday's program kicks off at 9 am. Doors open at 8 am on Sunday morning, with workshops starting at 9 am sharp that morning. We'll finish at noon on Sunday. 

Lodging

If you plan to pay for your own lodging

KFTC has reserved a number of rooms in local hotels and inns in Harlan County. You are encouraged to call one of these places (see below) to put one of those rooms in your own name. In this case, you would then pay for the room yourself. The rooms we’ve put on hold will only be held through March 19th, so don’t delay!

If you would like to request a lodging scholarship

KFTC will provide lodging scholarships to our members who request them. We may also be able to offer a limited number of lodging scholarships to others upon request. If you want a lodging scholarship, please do NOT call the hotels listed below. Instead, let us know that you’d like a lodging scholarship on your registration form, and we will work to make those arrangements. 

If you are paying for your own lodging, here are the places where we have reserved blocks of rooms:

 

Comfort Inn (formerly a Holiday Inn Express)
(606) 573-3385
2608 US 421
Harlan, KY

This is one of the closest lodging options to the location of the conference. Reserve a room for $79/night by letting them know you are with the Appalachian Transition Conference. Rooms will only be held at this price until March 19th. You are free to try your luck after that.

Mount Aire Motel
(800) 988-4660
355 Skidmore Drive
Harlan, KY 40831

This is one of the closest lodging options to the location of the conference. KFTC has pre-paid for a set of rooms here that we plan to offer to individuals who request lodging scholarships. Therefore, we do not have another set of rooms set aside at this location for people who plan to pay for their own rooms. But you are welcome to contact them directly to reserve a room in your name. Room costs range from $57 to $67, plus tax.

Benham School House Inn
(800) 231-0627
100 Central Avenue
Benham, KY

Located about 30 miles away from the Harlan Center where most of the conference takes place. However, this is one of the closest lodging options to the place where we will serve dinner and enjoy a concert on Saturday evening! Reserve a room with 1 king bed for $70/night or a room with 2 beds for $75/night by letting them know you are with the Appalachian Transition Conference. These rooms will be held through March 19th, although you are free to try your luck after that.

America’s Best Value Inn
(606) 589-2646
18855 North US Hwy 119
Cumberland, KY

Located about 25 miles from the Harlan Center where most of the conference takes place. However, this is one of the closest lodging options to the place where we will serve dinner and enjoy a concert on Saturday evening! Reserve a room with 1 bed King for $53.85 (including tax) or a room with 2 beds for $59.35 by letting them know you are with the Appalachian Transition Conference. These rooms will be held at this price until March 19th, although you are welcome to try your luck after that. 
 

Be sure to check into your room in time to be seated in the Harlan Center by 7 p.m. on Friday night – or simply wait to check in until after the evening program concludes around 9 p.m.