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Know Before You Go – RTO World 2019 Essential Attendee Checklist

We look forward to seeing you at RTO World 2019 August 6-8 in Louisville, Kentucky! We offer this guide to ensure you’re ready for a successful event.

You can also stay in the loop and start planning with the RTO World 2019 App! 

You can find the mobile app by searching for “RTO World” in the Google Play Store/Apple App Store. Once installed, enter the email address you used for registration as your username and “rtoworld19” for your password (case sensitive). Only registered attendees will have access to the app. If you have any questions, please contact

Avoid the lines on Tuesday, and pick up your badge early on from 3:00 – 6:00 PM on Monday, August 5th, at the Kentucky International Convention Center on the upper concourse.

Kentucky International Convention Center (KICC)
221 S. 4th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

All events will take place at the convention center unless otherwise noted.

Marriott Louisville Downtown
280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202

Hyatt Regency Downtown
320 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202

What to wear to convention is one of our most frequently asked questions. RTO World meetings, APRO awards luncheon, trade show, general session, and education is business casual. We want you to be relaxed and ready to learn and connect, so wear something comfortable. We also recommend bringing a jacket or sweater as temperatures in meeting rooms can fluctuate.

  • Hot Show Welcome Reception & Sale
    Tuesday, 4:45 – 6:45 p.m. 
    Pick up your bidding paddle and enjoy a cocktail with rent-to-own colleagues, reconnect with old friends and make new ones, all while getting in on deals offered only at RTO World’s high-energy Hot Show. Business casual; complimentary bar.
  • Emerging Leaders Networking Social 
    Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.

    Industry newcomers are welcomed to come enjoy complimentary craft cocktails and tasty treats at one of the exciting Fourth Street venues while catching up with the next generation of RTO-industry leaders. Interested in attending? Email us at for more info. Casual attire with comfortable shoes suggested. 
  • Louisville Experience | Fourth Street Live Party! 
    Wednesday, 7 – 9:30 p.m.

    The Louisville Experience makes RTO World 2019 the perfect opportunity to catch up with colleagues and enjoy delicious local fare and live entertainment. Food and drinks will be provided. Host hotels are conveniently located within steps of the Fourth Street area. Derby Casual attire; Bow ties, Dresses & Hats encouraged!

To keep you informed of any important changes during the conference, we’ve added a text messaging service for your convenience. To opt in, provide us with a mobile number and you will receive an SMS (text) message. Simply reply to that with the number “1” and any updates or changes in times or venues during the conference will be communicated to you via text.

For the Marriott Downtown, RTO World attendees receive 30% off prevailing self-parking rates in the hotel’s attached parking garage, based upon availability. Regularly priced onsite parking is either $10 per hour or $29 per day.

For the Kentucky International Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency:

There are two parking garages: 

  • Cowger Garage is located at 4th & Market Street (directly next to Z’s Fusion Restaurant).
  • Commonwealth Garage is located on Jefferson Street (middle of block on the left-hand
    side) between 3rd & 4th Streets and connected to Hyatt Regency.

Each time a car enters the garage you will be given a parking ticket. Each time that car exits a validation sticker on the ticket in the area in the middle that says, “STICKER HERE”, otherwise you will have to pay.

        $2 — 0 min to 1 hour
        $4 — 1 hour to 2 hours
        $6 — 2 Hours to 3 Hours
        $8 — 3 Hours to 8 Hours
        $10 — 8 Hours to 24 Hours

A lost parking ticket will result in a $20 charge per day. 

Time Zone
Louisville is Eastern Time Zone.

Share Your Experience
Post photos, thoughts, quotes and comments about your RTO World 2019 experience via social media. #RTOWorld19 is this year’s official hashtag. APRO social media channels are Facebook and Twitter, @RTOHQ. Be sure to include the hashtag in all of your social media and app experiences and see your activity appear on the official RTO World app!

Details and Schedule
Click here for a full RTO World 2019 schedule of events.
Click here for the Education Session Planning Guide

We’re here to help. Contact us at 1-800-204-2776,

The cutoff date for host hotel room blocks has passed, but if you need assistance, contact us at 800/204-2776, It’s not too late to register for both your hotel and the convention now to secure your spot at RTO World.

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