What's the process for choosing the conference location?

Learn how the management team selects the date and location by visiting our Spring Meeting FAQ webpage.

InterContinental at the Plaza

401 Ward Parkway
Kansas City, MO  64112
Front Desk:  816-756-1500

This will be our third year meeting at the InterContinental at the Plaza.  Meeting attendees enjoy the close proximity to dining, shopping and entertainment.  The InterContinental at the Plaza recently received the 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.

Make a Reservation

Reserve your room online.

Click the "Book Now" button in the upper righthand section of the page.  Enter your preferred dates, then click the "Search" button.  Our group rate of $159 should show on the next page, along with a selection of rooms.

Call to make your reservation at 866-856-9717. 

Be sure to reference Great Plains IDEA to get our discounted group rate of $159.

Guest Rooms

  • Room rate:  $159 (plus taxes and fees)
  • Room block cut-off:  Thursday, March 7, 2019
  • Check-in:  4:00 p.m.
  • Checkout:  11:00 a.m.

Parking: There is a covered parking garage attached to the hotel. Overnight parking is $5 per night and will be charged to your guest room.  Self-parking during the day is complimentary.

Internet:  Complimentary wireless internet will be available in guest rooms and all meetings rooms.

Important: Beware of Housing Pirates!

Commonly referred to as "housing pirates" or "housing bandits," these scammers phone, fax or email attendees, claiming to offer good deals on hotel rooms.  They may falsely claim to be affiliated with the hotel or Great Plains IDEA.  Unless you have initiated the communication, please do not provide anyone with your personal information, especially your credit card number.  If you receive a suspicious call or email, please disregard and notify our conference coordinator, John Murray, immediately.

Dining and Shopping

The InterContinental is located in the Country Club Plaza, referred to by locals as simply The Plaza.  This shopping and dining district is constructed with a Spanish theme.  With nearly 50 restaurants and over 100 shops, you will have no trouble filling your free evenings while in Kansas City.  Everything on The Plaza is walkable from the hotel.