Check back in January 2020 to book your room at the conference hotel.

There will again be a parking fee in 2020.

There is a covered parking garage attached to the hotel. Overnight parking will be $7 per night and will be charged to your guest room.  Self-parking during the day is complimentary.

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.

The 2020 annual conference will take place at the
InterContinental at the Plaza

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

This will be our fourth year meeting at the InterContinental at the Plaza.  Meeting attendees enjoy the proximity to dining, shopping, and entertainment.

Guest Room Rate for 2020

  • Room rate:  $159 (plus taxes and fees)
  • Room block cut-off:  Thursday, March 26, 2020
    All reservations made after the blocks are filled and/or after the deadline will be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate and availability is not guaranteed.
  • 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 $7 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 meeting 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.