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10/13/18 - 10/15/18 | Philadelphia | PA
10/15/18 - 10/18/18 | Philadelphia | PA
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Travel Information

Getting There
The Kansas City International Airport is 30 minutes away from downtown Kansas City.  Save money and time by riding the SuperShuttle, with a special Alliance rate of $31/roundtrip. You can make a reservation today at: http://groups.supershuttle.com/allianceofartistscommunities.html

If you take a cab from the airport, please note that travelers must call for taxis from the courtesy phone, located within the double doors near baggage claim.

Ground Transportation
Shuttle/bus service will be provided to and from each conference venue, departing from and returning to Hotel Phillips. Latecomers should plan to take a cab to conference sessions at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, and take cabs or walk to event venues. (See full schedule for bus times and venues.)

Hotel Information

Hotel Phillips
106 W 12th Street | Kansas City, MO
Group rate: $113/night + tax
Reservations: (877) 704-5341 (mention the Alliance of Artists Communities)
Book online

Hotel deadline: September 29 is the cut-off date for reservations guaranteed at the group rate of $113; reservations made after September 29 may not be eligible for the discounted group rate. If you are interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee, please check "Room Sharing" on your registration form.

The 4-star Hotel Phillips is a historic gem in the heart of Kansas City's business, entertainment and arts district. Your experience starts with a breathtaking Art Deco lobby that made Hotel Phillips Kansas City's most celebrated hotel in 1931. And in 2012, Hotel Phillips launched its artist-in-residence program, hosting illustrator Trey Bryan.

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte Street | Kansas City, MO
Group rate: $119/night + tax
Reservations: (888) 233-9527 (mention the Alliance of Artists Communities)
Book online

Hotel deadline: September 29 is the cut-off date for reservations guaranteed at the group rate of $119; reservations made after September 29 may not be eligible for the discounted group rate. If you are interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee, please check "Room Sharing" on your registration form.

The Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown offers stunning views of historic downtown Kansas City. Adjacent to Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center and the Power & Light District, the Hotel Phillips is a short 3-minute walk away. 

Please note: Buses to and from conference venues will depart from and return to Hotel Phillips. Guests staying at the Crowne Plaza should meet buses at the Hotel Phillips.