Hotel, Travel and General Information

CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

September 23-27, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri

Conference Location

Kansas City Convention Center
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Hotel Accommodations

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 421-6800

Check-in: 3 p.m. | Check-out: Noon

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel offers accommodations at the rate of $189 for a single/double bed per night, plus a 16.85% tax and a Kansas City Development Fee of $1.50 per room, per night. Hotel accommodations are based strictly on a “first come, first served” basis, and may sell out at any time. Reserve your hotel room at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel here.

Airport and Transportation Information

The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is located approximately 19 miles from the Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel.

SuperShuttle is available for $18 one way from the airport. Estimated taxi fare is $50 one way from the airport.

On-site self parking is available at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel for $19 per night. Valet parking is available for $25 per night. On-site parking garage height clearance is 6 feet. Over-sized valet is available for $30 per night.

Event Registration and Member Services

Located at the Kansas City Convention Center:

  • Sunday – 3 to 5 p.m.
  • Monday – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday – 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Media Policy

Fostering an open relationship with the media by providing a free flow of public information is vital to CVSA’s success; therefore, the Alliance allows members of the media to attend its meetings and conferences. Media will be identified with a black “Press” ribbon on their name badge. CVSA asserts a strong standing policy of non-attribution of discussion points from meetings and conferences. Members of the press understand that no individual may be quoted by name, rank, jurisdiction or title concerning comments he or she made during a meeting. If any member of the press wants to use or obtain a quote, he or she may only do so with written permission of that individual and the Alliance. CVSA’s conferences and meetings are opportunities for CVSA members and industry stakeholders to discuss topics and issues, and share ideas and perspectives. We encourage our members to speak freely at meetings and conferences without concern of print or online attribution.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at and participation in CVSA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CVSA’s use and distribution of the registrant’s or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Dress Code

General Session: Business
All Other Meetings/Sessions: Business Casual
Receptions: Casual


The average high temperature in September in Kansas City is 80 degrees with an average low temperature of 61 degrees.


Contact CVSA Manager of Conferences and Exhibits Claudia McNatt.