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All meetings, program sessions, General Sessions, & Exhibit Hall events will be located in the Kansas City Convention Center.  Accreditation Hearings will take place in the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. 

The AZA Conference Hotels are sold out on most nights.  See below for overflow hotel options.

Conference Hotels

Kansas City Marriott Downtown - Headquarters Hotel
200 W 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Aladdin Hotel
1215 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Check availability

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
(877) 834-3613
Check availability

Overflow Hotel Option

Hilton Presidents
1329 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64105 
Book online
- Group Code AZA

Hotel Phillips
106 W 12th St 
Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 221-7000
Check rates and availability

There is no discounted AZA rate at the Hotel Phillips.  Please contact the hotel directly for rate information and availability.

Why Is It Important to Stay at an AZA Recommended Hotel?

You'll be able to network easily with other conference attendees. You'll be able to get to all of the conference events quickly and easily.  You'll have a better conference experience overall.

AZA has looked at a number of locations and evaluated the needs of attendees as well as the need for conference meeting space.  Based on a guaranteed number of attendees staying at the recommended hotels, the hotel and Convention Center has provided discounted rates and incentives for conference attendees.

If AZA does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel will charge AZA for the missing revenue.  Unfilled rooms can cost AZA thousands of dollars which can apply pressure to increase the conference registration fees to offset these costs. Please support the conference and the AZA by staying at official conference hotels.  We think you will find the increased networking opportunities, quality hotel services and amenities, and proximity to events and meetings very beneficial!

Airport Information and Discounts

Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is 19 miles from downtown Kansas City and the headquarters hotel.  MCI services Air Canada, AirTran, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, United, and US Airways.Visit for more information or view a list of ground transportation services while in Kansas City.

Transportation Discounts

United Airlines is offering attendees a discounts of 2% to 10% on most published airfare from anywhere United flies to Kansas City, between September 3-18, 2013.  Visit to book your flight.  Use the Offer Code ZQ7Q331653.

Delta Airlines is offering up to 10% off most published airfare to Kansas City between September 3-17, 2013.  Visit and use the Meeting Event Code NMG7S.

5 Guys Transportation offers door-to-door shuttle transportation.  Reserve your shuttle online for only $45 per van (for up to 6 people). Or call 816-891-9999

SuperShuttle is offering AZA attendees flying into MCI a discount on shuttle service to downtown.  Reserve your shuttle online and receive $6 off round trip service.  Round trip fare to downtown Kansas City is $30 per person, compared to $50 one-way for a cab.

Hertz Rent A Car is offering AZA attendees a discount on rental cars from Kansas City area locations.  To make your reservation, visit and enter the CV Code 022L3826.

Dollar Rent A Car is offering AZA attendees a discount on already lower internet rates.  Rate is available nationwide and throughout the year.  To book a car, visit and enter the Corporate Code CM0196.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental are pleased to offer discounts to AZA attendees.  Make a reservation with either Enterprise or National with the corporate number XZL0502 and the three digit pin GOB.