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
- Hyatt Place
Special rate: $124/night (Use the code G-EXOC)
8741 Ryckert Street, Lenexa, KS 66219
- Courtyard Marriott Kansas City Shawnee
Special rate: $134/night
17250 Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS 66217
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.