LEXINGTON, Ky. — After being held exclusively online for two years, the 38th annual Alltech ONE Conference is returning live to downtown Lexington on May 22–24 at the newly renovated and expanded Central Bank Center. ONE will assemble thought leaders and changemakers from Kentucky and around the world for an exploration of a wide range of topics, including agri-food, business, talent development, and health and wellness.
To celebrate the return to in-person events, the community is invited to ONE Weekend, a series of public events leading up to the conference.
“Kentucky is home to our business and family, and we have always been proud to welcome the world to Lexington for ONE each May,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president, and CEO of Alltech. “The Alltech ONE Conference is the largest annual international conference in Lexington, so a return to the in-person event truly causes for celebration. ONE is not only in Kentucky but for Kentucky, and we hope that our neighbors join us, whether they bring their families out for our complimentary Alltech Street Science activities, lace up their shoes for the Make a Difference Dash 5K or attend the main conference. There’s something for everyone at ONE.”
The dynamic ONE Weekend line-up gets underway on Saturday, May 21, and includes the following public activities:
The Central Bank Center Welcome Celebration gives the community an opportunity to explore the 200,000-s.f. expansion of the Central Bank Center, enjoy live music and craft beer tastings and get a sneak peek behind the scenes as Alltech prepares to host a world-class event in the new center. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. Attendance is free and does not require advanced registration.
Alltech Street Science invites young scientists and curious kids to the Main Street Lobby from 11:30 a.m.-to 1:30 p.m. to explore the fun of science and education. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the Explorium of Lexington will join the free event to help guide family-friendly projects that can be taken home.
At 12:30 p.m., a complimentary showing of “Landfill Harmonic” will also be held at the Central Bank Center. The award-winning documentary tells the inspirational story of the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage from their city landfill. The film will also be featured on Tuesday, May 24, at 5:30 p.m. with the Recycled Orchestra attending in person with their instruments. The Recycled Orchestra will also perform during the ONE Conference plenary program on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24.
The Saturday excitement culminates with the ONE Community Concert at Manchester Music Hall, featuring The Company Band, Grayson Jenkins and The Resolutions, and Tabi Gervis. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here.
Sunday kicks off with the Make a Difference Dash at ONE, a community-run/walk through downtown Lexington. The unique course begins and ends at the Lexington Courthouse and has never before been utilized for a 5K. Proceeds benefit the Pearse Lyons ACE Foundation, which serves Alltech’s philanthropic efforts in Kentucky and around the world. The race begins at 8 a.m. and participants can register here.
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