Hotel, Travel and General Information

CVSA Annual Conference and Exhibition

September 23-27, 2018
Kansas City, Missouri

Hotel Accommodations

Kansas City Marriott Downtown
200 West 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Check-in: 3 p.m. | Check-out: Noon

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown hotel offers accommodations for $189 per night, plus 16.85 percent tax and a $1.50 per night development fee. The room block is limited and may sell out at any time. The CVSA rate will be available until Monday, Aug. 27 or until the room block sells out. On Aug. 28, all unreserved rooms will be released to the general public.

Airport and Transportation Information

The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is 19 miles from the hotel.

  • SuperShuttle is $18 one way from the airport.
  • The estimated taxi fare is $50 one way from the airport.

Hotel Parking

  • On-site self parking is $19 per night. The parking garage height clearance is 6 feet.
  • Valet parking is $25 per night. Over-sized valet is $30 per night.

Conference Location

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

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.

Name Badges

You must wear your name badge to participate in all meetings, breaks, receptions and events. Hotel staff has been instructed to look for name badges at all functions and will ask that you leave the area should you not display one. If you require assistance, CVSA staff can be identified by red ribbons on their name badge. In addition, CVSA sponsors will be identified with white ribbons and exhibitors with maroon ribbons. Please take the time to thank them for their continued support and commitment.

Dress Code

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

President’s Charity

CVSA President Capt. Christopher Turner selected the Sunflower CASA Project as the recipient of funds raised from this year’s conference raffle. The Sunflower CASA Project is a volunteer-based agency of court-appointed special advocates (CASAs) who provide a voice for abused and neglected children involved in the court system through no fault of their own. We ask that you bring items for the raffle to the conference. Donations for the raffle can include items such as attire, bags, mugs, patches, miniature truck or bus replicas, etc. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets to win the items donated by our members. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Sunflower CASA Project. Cash donations would also be appreciated.

Check out the emotional story of a young girl removed from her home and placed in foster care, and how her CASA volunteer made a difference during this critical point in her life.


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

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.


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