FAQ - Abolition Summit 2016

Abolition Summit 2016 FAQs

Where will the Abolition Summit be this year?
The event will take place at Westside Family Church, 8500 Woodsonia Drive, Lenexa, KS 66227.
Will food be provided for purchase at the venue?
Yes, we will have bottled water, snacks, and possibly baked goods available for purchase. We will also have a full coffee bar open 9am–7pm everyday at the venue. Food trucks will be available during lunch and dinner at the venue for convenient dining options.
Is there a parking fee for cars?
No, free parking is available in the Westside Family Church parking lot.
Is there anything special I should know about the venue?
The main session auditorium can hold approximately 1200. In addition, there is an adjoining overflow room that can accommodate another 400. The main sessions will be streamed live in this overflow room.

For each of the six main sessions, seating in the main auditorium will be offered on a first come, first served basis. If you want to be seated in this auditorium be sure to arrive a few minutes early for each main session.
Are there special rates for Abolition Summit attendees at nearby hotels?
Yes, we have a block of rooms reserved at each of the nearby hotels listed below, all at reduced rates. You can claim this discount by notifying the hotel that you’ll be attending the Abolition Summit.
  • Hampton Inn (Kansas City/Shawnee Mission)
    Special rate: $109/night
    16555 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66217
    (913) 248-1900
  • Hyatt Place
    Special rate: $124/night (Use the code G-EXOC)
    8741 Ryckert Street, Lenexa, KS 66219
    (913) 742-7777
  • Courtyard Marriott Kansas City Shawnee
    Special rate: $134/night
    17250 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66217
    (913) 631-8800
What is the closest airport?
The closest major airport is Kansas City International (MCI). The airport is approximately 37 minutes north of the event location.
Will childcare be provided?
No, childcare will not be provided.
In order to sit together, do we have to buy tickets at the same time?
No. All tickets are general admission (except VIP Experience) and seating will be open.
Is food allowed in the venue?
Yes, food will be permitted everywhere but the main sessions hall and breakout rooms. Drinks are allowed everywhere, including in the main sessions hall and breakout rooms.
Is there a group discount?
Yes. Groups that purchase 5 or more tickets receive $10 off, per ticket, for any level of full event registration (except VIP Experience). On the registration page, simply choose the “Group Registration” option.
Can I purchase tickets at the door?
Yes, but only if there are tickets remaining.
Can I purchase tickets for one session?
No, but we may offer one-day tickets closer to the event if space is available.
What are the main session and breakout session topics?
We haven’t announced session topics yet, so stay tuned!
Is there anything else I should know?
While we will do our best to supersede your expectations at Abolition Summit 2016, please note that all listed speakers, times, and other details are subject to change. If for any reason you are unhappy with future changes we will gladly grant you a full refund.

Exhibitor Booth FAQs

Exhibitor Registration

May I solicit donations or sell merchandise at my organization’s booth?
No, the booths and networking event are intended to be for sharing information and networking. We ask that you neither solicit donations nor sell merchandise at your booth. You are welcome, however, to distribute samples of merchandise for free.
May I recruit potential volunteers or employees at my organization’s booth?
Yes! In fact, we encourage you to do so. If recruiting is something you are interested in, then we would encourage you to have job descriptions of available positions, applications forms, etc., available to distribute to interested individuals.
When will the booths be open?
Booths will be open 12–7pm, Thursday–Friday, and 12–6pm, Saturday. A networking time will take place 4–5pm on Friday, where all attendees will be encouraged to visit booths and network with exhibitors and others of similar interests.
What is provided for my booth space?
Each organization will be provided with one table and two chairs in their pre-designated spot. Electrical outlets cannot be guaranteed for each booth space. There will be space behind each table to set up a small booth backdrop.
Will wifi be available at my booth space?
Yes. A public wifi network will be available at the venue. However, we cannot guarantee connectivity due to the large number of attendees, so if you will need wifi we encourage you to bring your own mobile hotspot.
Where will my booth be located?
Your booth space will be predetermined before you arrive. It will be located in the Westside Family Church building.
What days and times are available for me to set up my booth?
There are two options for set-up: Wednesday, 11am–1pm, and Thursday, 10am–12pm. Booth tear down time is Saturday, 6–8pm. All booths must be completely removed from the building by 8pm on Saturday.
May I leave my booth set up overnight?
Yes. However, we recommend that you not leave valuable items at your booth overnight. Exodus Cry will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
How many people from my organization may attend the Abolition Summit?
When you choose the “Booth Registration” on the Eventbrite page, that registration will serve as two individual registrations. In other words, two people may attend based upon that one registration without needing to purchase any further tickets.

If more than two people from your organization would like to attend the summit, then additional registrations will need to be purchased for each individual. A group discount is available if five or more tickets are purchased at one time. Also, if you'd like for us to create a special discount code for members of your organization, email us at info@exoduscry.com.
May I have food or beverages at my organization’s booth?
Yes—for personal consumption, and for distribution of free samples, but not for sale.
May I ship my organization’s booth materials to Exodus Cry instead of bringing them with me?
No. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide this service.