What to Do in Kansas City

What to Do in Kansas City

🎵 “Kansas City, here I come!” 🎵

Those of you getting ready for #MIDTESOL16 may be humming the words of this well-known jazz song, but have you decided on what you’ll do for entertainment while in Kansas City?

Conference Venue

The Kansas City Marriott Downtown is in the heart of the city within walking distance of the Power and Light District. Detailed information about the hotel including transportation and parking options are available on the conference website. When you’re not in a conference session, there are places to eat, relax, and exercise in the hotel. Check out the conference venue slideshow for pictures of the hotel.

Hosted Dinners

Friday night, conference attendees are invited to go for dinner at a local restaurant hosted by a MIDTESOL board member. Participants will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:30 to walk over to the selected restaurant together. It’s just one more opportunity to visit with conference attendees in an informal setting while enjoying some of Kansas City’s great food.

Details about the restaurants can be found on the Agenda page. To sign up for one of these limited slots, mark your choice under the Optional section of your registration. If you have already registered, log in again using your confirmation number and click “Modify” to add a hosted dinner.

Visit KC

For those wanting to venture out beyond walking distance of the conference hotel, you can ride the Kansas City Streetcar north to the River Market or south toward Union Station. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is another attraction just a short drive from downtown. From there, it’s not far to the Country Club Plaza, an iconic Kansas City location famous for its many fountains. If you’re staying overnight on Saturday, October 1, you can watch the unique Waterfire KC event along the Plaza’s Brush Creek.

With so many great options, you should start thinking now about how to spend your time outside the conference. And, there’s always next year! The #MIDTESOL17 conference will be back in Kansas City, so you’ll have another opportunity to enjoy new sights and sounds (or revisit your favorite ones).

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