Marriott Downtown
200 W 12th St
Kansas City, MO 64105

Parking is available at the Marriott for $19 a day ($3 hourly).


We have arranged a hotel block at the Marriott Downtown, where the National Gathering itself will be taking place. Our hotel block at the Marriott is currently full; however, rooms are available at regular, non-conference rates.

We also have a hotel block at the Hotel Phillips Kansas City, just a two minute (one block) walk away from the Marriott. Rooms must be booked by March 6 to receive the conference rate of $169/night. If prompted, enter group code NEXT.


This year, we have arranged for a group discount with SuperShuttle.

If you would like to make a reservation by phone, you can do so by calling 1.800.BLUEVAN (258.3826) and provide the agent discount code PT6HQ. There is a $3 fee for making a reservation over the phone.

When arriving at the Kansas City airport (MCI), you will want to collect your luggage, then step up to the SuperShuttle Office located just across from baggage claim in each terminal. This discount is good for travel March 4 – March 23 , 2017.