Tuesday, October 10, 2023
8:30am – 11:30am (CT) & 5:00pm – 7:00pm (CT)

Kansas City Convention Center
Grand Ballroom
301 West 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Floor Plan

Transportation, Directions, and Parking:

The Kansas City Convention Center is located in downtown Kansas City, MO. All major highways feed into downtown, so the convention center is easily accessible. See directions from nearby starting points and local areas.

Parking is not offered directly at the convention center; however, there are many garages, and lots located nearby. The closest parking garages to the Grand Ballroom are the Kauffman Center Garages. Parking is $20-30/day and operated through LAZ Parking.

Parking facilities are on a first come, first served basis. Parking fees for event attendees, exhibitors and other show personnel will be charged according to current parking rates; Validation options available through LAZ Parking. For more parking information please contact LAZ PARKING Event Manager, Carolina Gaston at CGaston@lazparking.com or at (786) 420-0653.

Fair Set-up Hours:

Monday, October 9, 2023
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Estimated Attendance: 2,500 


The Grand Ballroom Loading Dock is located between 14th and 16th Street on Central Ave. Those using handcarts and small dollies may deliver their materials directly through the Grand Ballroom main entrance at 16th and Wyandotte Street.

Exposition Services Provided by:

Smith Expo LLC
Contact: Heather Smith

Exhibitor Kit

Shipping Information:

(College / University Name) and (Booth #)
Kansas City NCF (NACAC)
c/o Smith Expo
1173 Airport Pkwy., Ste. C
Greenwood, IN 46143

Shipping Deadline: All materials must be received by 3PM on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Material Handling Charge:

Shipping charges are $65 per 100# shipment.

*Rates are subject to change without notice. Contact Smith Expo (hsmith@smithexpo.com or 317-710-8703) for shipping arrangements.

Wifi and Electrical Service:

Electrical and wi-fi services are supplied exclusively through Smart City. You can order your ancillary needs by contacting Antoinette Ibarra, Customer Service Manager at aibarra@smartcity.com or 816-820-1178.

Host Hotel: 

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown
1301 Wyandotte Street
Kansas City, MO 64105

Crowne Plaza Kansas City Downtown is a 4-minute walk to the Kansas City Convention Center.

Rate: $169

Deadline: Monday, September 11, 2023

Call in reservations at 816-474-6664 and ask for the NACAC National College Fair- Kansas City negotiated rate or make your reservation using our personalized reservation link.

*Please note that space in the block is limited and the block may sell out prior to the deadline. We recommend booking early if you wish to secure a room at the discounted rate.

Exhibitor App:

GoToCollegeFairs is NACAC’s exclusive technology services provider for in-person NACAC National College Fairs. All lead retrieval services for in-person programs will be captured through the GTCF Mobile Scanning Application.

*Please be sure to download the app prior to arrival*. Visit the Quick Start Guide with step-by-step instructions on how to get setup in the app. There will be a GTCF representative onsite to answer any questions you have during the fair.

If you have any questions about the app before the fair, please email mjohnson@nacacnet.org or info@gotocollegefairs.com.

Contact Information:

For more information regarding this fair, email Makini Johnson (mjohnson@nacacnet.org) or call 703-299-6859.