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Will food be provided for purchase at the venue?A. Yes, the Folly Theater will have bottled water and other snacks for sale. There are also many restaurants within a short walking distance of the event.
Is there a parking fee for cars?A. Public parking is available one-half block to the west of the theater as well as in the Municipal Auditorium parking garage located under Barney Allis Plaza (12th & Broadway and at 12th & Central/Wyandotte). Parking surrounding the theater ranges from $5–$15 per entry.
Are there special rates at any hotels?A. Yes, we have a block of rooms reserved at the Crowne Plaza at a reduced rate. Notify the hotel that you are attending our conference and they will make sure you get this discount. You can reserve these rooms by calling 888-233-9527 or at this link: Crowne Plaza website
What is the closest airport?A. The closest major airport is Kansas City International (MCI). The airport is approximately 20 minutes north of the event.
Where will the Abolition Summit be this year?A. The event will be held in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Our main sessions will be held at Folly Theater, 300 West 12th Street Kansas City, Missouri. Breakout sessions will be across the street at Bartle Hall, 301 West 13th Street Kansas City, Missouri.
Will childcare be provided?A. No, childcare will not be provided.
In order to sit together, do we have to buy tickets at the same time?A. No. All tickets are general admission and seating will be open.
Is food allowed in the venue?A. Yes, food will be permitted only in the lobby of the Folly Theater, and there will be a snack bar with bottled water and other snacks for sale there. There are also many restaurants within short walking distance of the event. In the theater itself, only water is permitted.
Is there a group discount?A. Yes. Groups that purchase 10 or more tickets receive a 10% discount. On the registration page, simply choose the “Group Registration” option.
Can I purchase tickets at the door?A. Yes, but only if there are tickets remaining.
Can I purchase tickets for one session?A. No, but we do offer one-day tickets for $30 (subject to availability).
What hotels and accommodations are close to the event?
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Marriott Downtown Kansas City
200 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Call (816) 421-6800
Hotel Phillips Kansas City
106 West 12th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown - Aladdin
1215 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO 64105
How do I choose my breakout sessions?
A. There will be breakout sessions on both Friday and Saturday afternoons. Each attendee will be allowed to attend one two-hour breakout session each day. You can indicate your preferred breakouts once you have paid in full. Preferences will be considered in the order in which we receive them. Due to limited space, breakouts will fill up quickly. Our team will do its best to match attendees with their desired sessions.
Attendees will be able to purchase the audio recordings of each breakout session so that they can hear the sessions they are unable to attend.