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Hotel Update

The ConQuesT room block is now closed and the discount has expired. If you are planning to attend and have not yet reserved a room, call the Sheraton at 816 841-1000 for reservations and mention that you are attending the convention. If rooms are available, the room rate is at the hotel’s discretion.

SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR: ConQuesT has opted into the Sheraton’s Magic Meetings program, which donates $3 per eligible room night to a charity of ConQuesT’s choice. As part of this program, a room attendant will tidy your hotel room daily, emptying the trash and restocking the coffee and tea service, but will not change the towels and sheets. You may opt out of this program when you check in to the hotel.

Registration Hours

Take note of the Registration hours for ConQuesT 48:

  • Friday 5/26: Noon to Opening Ceremonies, then mobile until 10 pm.
  • Saturday 5/27: 8:30 am to 6 pm
  • Sunday 5/28: 9 am to 1 pm. Registration will reopen for one hour following closing ceremonies to sell pre-registration badges for ConQuesT 49 (2018).

If you are pre-registered, bring an ID. If your pre-registration was made under a name other than your own, bring the receipt or confirmation email. (It’s not required, but may be useful.)