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One Week Until Conference – Important Information for Attendees

While we’re putting the finishing touches on our 30th anniversary celebration, we know you’re preparing for your trip to Kansas City. Please take a moment to read some important information before you arrive.

TaxiGetting to the Hotel

Shuttle service NOT provided by the Marriott or by any of the official overflow hotels.

Ground transportation is available at Kansas City International Airport, with taxis, private/shared shuttles, and car rental services.

For those with cars, parking at the Marriott is $19/day for self-parking and $25/day for valet service. If you’re staying at the Hotel Phillips, Hotel Indigo, or another hotel, pricing may differ. Contact your hotel for information.

NamebadgeRegistration Station

Self-serve registration kiosks make it easy to check in and get your name badge! Once you’re checked in, you’ll receive a conference bag with everything you need. The Registration Station is located on the 2nd Floor of the Marriott at the Count Basie Coat Room and will be open at the following times:

  • Thursday, June 7 – 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday & Saturday, June 8 & 9 – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 10 – 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Please note: The Registration Station will be closed during luncheon hours.

SmartphoneDownload the ACBSP Conference Guide

Our ACBSP Conference app, powered by Guidebook, is back! Download the free ACBSP Conference mobile guide on iOS or Android to receive instant access to everything you’ll need for this conference at your fingertips. View the conference schedule, speakers, hotel maps, exhibitor & sponsor information, receive important on-site notifications, and engage with fellow attendees on social media!

We strongly encourage you to download the app before you arrive, using your own data connection or WiFi. (If everyone tries to download it at the hotel at the same time, it might take a long time!)

There are two easy ways to download our app:

  • Open this link – –  and enter your phone number. A link to download the app and our guide will be sent via text message.
    • If you don’t automatically see the ACBSP 2018 guide, click the search icon (magnifying glass) and type in ACBSP; Open the one titled “ACBSP Conference 2018.”
  • Or, go to your App Store and search for: Guidebook.
    • Download the app.
    • Open Guidebook and search for: ACBSP Conference 2018.

The app also allows you to create your personal schedule, so you’ll never miss a session you want to attend.

ACBSP T-ShirtShow Us Your ACBSP Pride!

Don’t forget to pack your ACBSP apparel. Sunday is “Show Your ACBSP Pride” Day. If you don’t have anything yet or you want something new, ACBSP has got you covered. The ACBSP Store will have a variety of clothing items for you to choose from. Visit the ACBSP Store on the 2nd floor on Friday and Saturday.

ACBSP Excursions: Kansas City – Buy Your Tickets!

As in past years, we like to offer some additional sightseeing opportunities in our Conference host city. We’re offering three opportunities to see different sides of Kansas City. All will take place on the evening of Saturday, June 9. Click here to learn more and buy your tickets! 

Office Tour Survey

Since we’re in Kansas City, we know some of you would like to see the ACBSP Headquarters. We’re considering offering tours of our space and we need your help to determine interest and times. Please take our quick 1-minute survey!

Refund and Cancellation Policy

While we look forward to seeing you in Kansas City, we know your plans may change. This is just a reminder of the refund and cancellation policy:

No refunds will be made for cancellations beginning on Friday, June 1, and any amounts owed must be paid. No-shows are not eligible for a refund. Substitutions can be made at any time without penalty. Cancellations can only be made in two ways: by email to or by fax at 913-339-6226.

We’ll see you in Kansas City next week!