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The conference will be held at Hyatt Place Kansas City/Lenexa City Center located at:

8741 Ryckert Street
Lenexa, KS 66219


If you are a student or faculty member you may elect during the registration process to be placed in one of our hotel rooms. Sharing a room also helps to keep costs low for you, as your room fee is included in your registration. However, you will be asked to share a room with up to 4 other conference attendees.

The rooms are modern and spacious. Each room comes with a sleeper sofa. Students will be placed in rooms with 2 double beds and sleeper sofa (up to 5 people). Faculty will be placed in a King room with one sleeper sofa (up to 2 people).

But do not worry, you do not need to sleep in a MINK WIC room, although it is strongly encouraged. When you are registering, please elect, “I do not need a hotel room” during registration. You will be required to book and pay for your own room.

Roommate Assignments

You may list one other person during registration with whom you want to room. To increase the likelihood that you will both be roommates the other person must also list you as well. If no roommate is listed, or your roommate is already spoken for, roommates will be assigned in the following manner:

  • If there are other students from your school in the same grade, you will be placed together, else:

  • If there are students of the same grade from other schools, you will be placed together, else:

  • Students across grades and schools will be placed together.

Faculty will be assigned two to a room based on gender and, if possible, the same school.

Note: Please be prepared to room with people you may not know. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and lasting memories. You never know, your roommate could be that one person years down the road that helps you land a dream job.

Getting Room Keys

On Friday, there will be a special time for you to come get your room keys. You will be given exactly (1) key to your room. We cannot give out room keys at the time of registration. Registration starts early in the day and the hotel needs time to ​clean and prepare the rooms before we can check in.


We will have a luggage room for you to store your luggage during the conference. However, it is recommended that you store your luggage in your vehicle until you can get your room key. The luggage room will be unlocked and not monitored. 

For more information:

The Skinny on Rooms and Roommates

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