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The League for Innovation has arranged for a discounted conference rate at the Sheraton Crown Center and the Westin Crown Center for STEMtech conference participants. Located in the heart of downtown Kansas City, the Crown Center is often called a city within a city. Three levels of great shopping and dining complement two of the city’s most luxurious hotels, exquisite office buildings, a residential community, and several entertainment attractions.
Mention the League for Innovation in the Community College STEMtech conference when making your reservation to secure a room in the conference block. There are a limited number of guestrooms available at the discounted conference rate.
Conference events will take place at both the Sheraton and Westin Crown Center. The Sheraton will host Registration, General Sessions, the Exhibition Hall, Concurrent Sessions, Poster Sessions, Roundtable Discussions, the 24-Hour Email and Internet Lab, and Hospitality. The Westin will host Track Keynote Sessions, Special Sessions, and Concurrent Sessions. There will be Speaker Support and Technical Support offices in both hotels to assist presenters as needed.
The cut-off date for accepting reservations into the discounted room block is Friday, October 5, 2012.
Participants who make their hotel reservations using the above links are eligible to win a complimentary guest room during their conference stay. One lucky winner will be announced during the 4:30 PM Opening General Session, Sunday, October 28, 2012.
*Room rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.225%) and hotel fees (currently $1.50 per night) in effect at the time of check in.
2012 STEMtech conference participants must make lodging reservations directly with the Sheraton Crown Center and/or Westin Crown Center. DO NOT BOOK A HOTEL ROOM with companies such as Convention Expo Travel or Convention Housing Services. These companies are contacting conference participants directly and advising that they officially represent the conference.
These companies are IN NO WAY affiliated with STEMtech or the League for Innovation. The League for Innovation is not responsible for reservations made with these companies.
Making reservations outside of the room block through third parties, meeting planners, housing bureaus, or online tools impacts the League for Innovation’s ability to meet its obligations and control attendee registration costs. It also places the League for Innovation in a weaker position to contract for future destinations that will best meet the needs of our members.
Five Guys Shuttle Service
Five Guys Shuttle provides executive airport transfers with door-to-door service. All prices are per van, not per person. Vans can accomodate up to four people with baggage or up to six people with carry-on or no baggage. The attached PDF provides additional information about the Five Guys Shuttle service between the Kansas City airport and the Sheraton and Westin hotels located in the Crown Center.
The attached PDF provides additional information about the Five Guys Shuttle service between the Kansas City airport and the Sheraton and Westin hotels located in the Crown Center
The one-way shared-ride rate to the Crown Center hotels is $18 per person. The roundtrip shared-ride rate is $30 per person. Advance reservations are required. To make reservations, click here or call 1.800.BLUEVAN and provide the code QX9JG. Please book at least 24 hours in advance of your arrival time.
Pick-Up Locations and Procedures
After claiming your luggage, provide your confirmation number at the SuperShuttle customer service booth located across from each baggage claim area or use the automated ticketing system. You will be issued a boarding pass and receipt. There are three SuperShuttle locations in each terminal:
Terminal A: Gate 1, 15, and 30
Terminal B: Gate 31, 50, and 60
Terminal C: Gate 61, 72, and 80
Customer service representatives will provide you with information about catching your shuttle. The driver will collect the boarding pass and your signature, and provide a receipt when you board the vehicle.
If you made a return reservation and paid in advance, you will be required to provide your confirmation number and name to the driver at your pick-up location. If you do not have a confirmation number, you will be required to submit payment to receive a boarding pass.
Contact the local SuperShuttle dispatch office at 816.777.1116 or 816.512.5595 for additional information.