Sheraton Crown Center Kansas City, MO
Westin Crown Center Kansas City, MO
Convention housing will be available at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center and its sister property, the Westin Kansas City Crown Center. Registration, Exhibits and Workshops will be at the Sheraton, which will serve as the Convention Headquarters.
The Sheraton and Westin hotels are two blocks from each other and connected via air-conditioned skywalks. If you have limited mobility, we recommend that you choose the Sheraton. It is important to note also that buses will pick up and drop off at both hotels.
Click here to connect with the hotel reservation system.
Click here to download the current convention bus schedule.
The full bus package includes transportation to all convention activities from 8:00 AM Monday, July 2, 2018 through Friday, July 6, 2018 until midnight. This includes the NYACOP finals Monday morning and afternoon, but it does NOT include pre- and post-convention events.
If you have interest to share a hotel room during the convention, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
In the message please provide:
~ Dates you plan to be in Kansas City
~ Contact information: email address, phone number
We will compile and share the list from the emails received to share with the group, based on gender. And we will send updates between now and the convention as the list changes. Be sure to let us know if you have found a roommate or need to change your status.
Q: How do I get from the airport to the convention hotels?
A: Unfortunately, the hotels do not offer a shuttle service to the airport, however, there are multiple companies that offer transportation to and from the airport.
5 Guy's Transportation 5guystransportation.com
When ordering this service before coming to Kansas City, enter "American Guild of Organists" in the Notes Field. You can sign several people up on the same reservation if you know you're all arriving within a similar time frame (they all don't have to be at the same terminal). Or, if you're signing up alone, then note that you "are willing to share the ride and may have to wait for another AGO member to arrive to share your van"; this ensures you'll get to share the cost and that that you won't be sharing a van with people with destinations other than the convention hotels.
Champion Shuttle championshuttle.com
Enter this promo code "AGO18" and get the $15 per person rate -- as long as 100 people sign up. The Promo Code will expire Wednesday, June 27th.
You can sign several people up on the same reservation if you know you're all arriving within a similar timeframe (they all don't have to be at the same terminal). Do not sign up individually and then try to switch to combine with others later (you will forfeit the discounted rate).
If you are signing up alone, note that you "are willing to share the ride and may have to wait for another AGO member to arrive to share your van"; this ensures you'll get to share the cost and that you won't be sharing a van with people bound for destinations other than the convention hotels. Those arriving on very late flights that might end up as the only person in the van, will still get the discounted rate as long as we meet our minimum of 100 riders.
$67/ 7 passenger van; $77/ 10 passenger van.
You must group yourselves and reserve for each rider with flight info. They will not recognize multiple convention attendees themselves and group them in to "convention hotels only" vans. Therefore, this option will only be viable if you have 4 or 5 people that you can combine yourself on the same reservation.
Kansas City is in the middle of the country and is an easy drive from many parts of the country. It is served directly by Interstates 29, 35, 49, and 70.
Sample normal driving times from nearby locations.
Omaha 3 hours
Des Moines 3 hours
St. Louis 4 hours
Oklahoma City 5 hours
Minneapolis 7 hours
Memphis 7 hours
Dallas 8 hours
Nashville 8 hours
Denver 9 hours
Parking with in and out privileges as a registered guest of either hotel is available in the hotel parking garages. Overnight self parking is $18/day with in and out privileges using your guest room card/key.
Union Station Parking
Parking facility west of Union Station. No in and out privileges. Rates based on length of stay. Overnight parking is permitted at Union Station.
0 - 30 min Free
31 min - 4 hours $5
4 - 8 hours $10
8 + hours $12
Amtrak Train Station Kansas City, MO is served by Southwest Chief and Missouri River Runner trains.
The train station at Union Station is located across the street from one of the convention hotels.