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We apologize if you've had problems booking your guestroom for the Pioneer conference in Kansas City. Both hotels are "sold out" the nights of August 5 & 6. As cancellations are received, the Sheraton and Westin Crown Center hotels may be able to get you a room. Here's the procedure:

Call either hotel. Ask for IN-HOUSE RESERVATIONS so you won't be sent to the Starwood Hotels 800#. Tell them you are attending the Pioneer Network conference and your dates (i.e. I need a room August 3 through 7). If rooms are available, they will take your reservation over the phone. If not, they will transfer you to the other hotel. You may need to repeat this call since most cancellations happen a week before the conference.

Sheraton KC Crown Center (headquarters hotel – conference location)
(816) 841-1000
Westin Crown Center (overflow hotel – 1 block or skywalk)
(816) 474-4400


The Raphael Hotel (a Marriott property)
An upscale, boutique hotel on the Country Club Plaza is offering Pioneer Network suite upgrades at $159 per night. Rate includes complimentary valet parking and free WiFi access. For Pioneers who need transportation to/from Sheraton Crown Center, Raphael staff will provide shuttle service for a small fee (approx.5 minute ride).

Contact: Tim Brice, Director of Sales (816) 802-2142
The Raphael Hotel, 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center
1 East Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO, 64108
Phone: (1)(816) 474-4400

Pioneer Network Rates:
$147 single/double
$172 triple
$197 quad (max 4 guests)
+ 16.85% tax + $1.75 KC development tax
  • Sold Out
  • Pioneer Network has a special self-parking rate of $14.50 per night
  • Complimentary guestroom internet is included in the group rate
  • Connected by skywalk to Sheraton – 6-10 minute walk in air conditioning. 5 minute walk outside.
  • Group rate available until July 11, 2014. Subject to Availability.

Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center

2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, 1-800-325-3535

Pioneer Network Rates:

$147 single/double
$172 triple
$197 quad (max 4 guests)
+ 16.85% tax + $1.75 KC development tax
  • Sold Out
  • Check-in: 3:00pm Check-out: 12:00 noon
  • Pioneer Network rates are valid Friday, August 1 through Sunday, August 10, 2014 – based on availability.
  • Complimentary Internet in guestrooms for Pioneer Network guests.
  • Hotel rooms, meeting rooms, and public space are totally non-smoking.
  • Self-parking $14.50 – discounted for Pioneer Network participants.
A beautiful hotel with comfortable guest rooms with the Sweet Sleeper® Bed, 32" flat panel TV, spacious work areas, two telephones with voice mail, iHome® alarm clock radio, in-room safe and panoramic views of the Kansas City skyline.

The Sheraton has networking spots all over the hotel, perfect for catching up with old friends or exchanging business cards with new acquaintances.

The Sheraton has two restaurants on site and many more within walking distance. It is just a short bus or taxi ride to the Country Club Plaza, Power & Light District, Jazz District or Westport, where you can find any kind of entertainment or food that you wish.

Hotel Reservations



Groups of 10 or more rooms
, please contact for authorization.

Travel Information

Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
  • SuperShuttle – click here for shuttle pricing and to reserve your ride from KCI to Sheraton or Westin Crown Center. (Approximately one hour from airport to hotel.)
  • Taxis are available at the airport – approx. $50 one-way to Sheraton or Westin Crown Center.

Kansas City Union Station (KCY) 1-800-USA-RAIL
  • Amtrak travelers are four blocks from this historic train station to the Pioneer Network conference hotel. Take a quick taxi ride or walk through air conditioned skywalks.
Getting Around KC
  • Taxis are available outside Sheraton/Westin Crown Center hotels. Check with the hotel doorman or concierge to make reservations.
  • The Max - Metro Area Express, provides rapid bus transit from downtown's River Market to the Country Club Plaza with convenient stops at Crown Center. Fares start at $1.50 one way or $3 for a day pass.

 Schedule at a Glance
 Concurrent Educational Sessions
 Session A  |  Session B  |  Session C  |  Session D  |  Session E  |  Session F  | Session G
 General Sessions
 Workshop Intensives
 Our Host City: Kansas City, Missouri
 Our Host Hotel: Sheraton Kansas City - Crown Center
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 Surveyors Session: Getting Individualized Care Right: The Surveyor Perspective
 Live Video Streaming Schedule
 Live Video Streaming - Tuesday and Wednesday