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This years dates

Oct 18th - 21st

(Thursday night to
Sunday Lunch)



-Heartland Presbyterian Retreat Center, Parkville, MO (see below for more details)

The venue is a rustic church conference center in the hills surrounding Kansas City. Multiple buildings require walking outside to and from various locations. See the following link for more information:
From Heartland’s website:
“Just fifteen minutes from Kansas City International Airport, Heartland Presbyterian Center is ideally located for national and regional conferences, business meetings, and seminars. The combination of state of the art meeting facilities and a refreshing scenic environment is the perfect setting for training sessions. Ten minutes from quaint shopping villages of Parkville and Weston, MO and only twenty-five minutes from the heart of Kansas City, MO.

Comfortable sleeping lodges and a beautiful landscape makes Heartland Presbyterian Center the annual retreat home for hundreds of groups. Get your group away from the distractions of home and everyday life and go to a place where they can focus on the work at hand.”
Airport & Shuttle Services
The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is the airport you will want to fly into.
We will send you information to arrange shuttle service.  The website listed below offers much information regarding hotels, airlines, car rental agencies, ground transportation, etc.:

Overnight Lodging
If, due to your travel schedule, you need local lodging before or after the conference, the airport website listed above lists several hotel options near the airport. The Heartland conference center may or may not have space available before or after the training. You are welcome to speak with them directly to check availability.
Weather & What to Bring
The weather varies depending on the time of year. Please consult using zip code 64152 to check the projected forecast. Towels and linens will be provided for you. We suggest that you bring the following:
Communication  & Phone Messages
There is limited free wireless access in the main lobby of the conference center, as well as a public computer/internet station for your use. In order to minimize distractions we do not allow cell phones in the main meeting room. We discourage trying to conduct business at home while attending the training seminar and recommend that you allow yourself the opportunity to be fully present. Your family may leave a message for you at the front desk of the Heartland Presbyterian Conference Center from 9:00am – 5:00pm (CST) 816-891-1078 office
Heartland Presbyterian Retreat Center
16965 NW 45 Hwy
Parkville MO 64152
816-891-1078 office
816-891-3453 fax

Driving Directions to Heartland Presbyterian Center

From KCI Airport mq-mapgend
1-29 South (Toward Kansas City)
Exit to Highway 152 West
After four miles exit to I-435 South (Toward Topeka)
After one mile exit #22 (Parkville-Weston)
Right (West) on Rt. #45 one mile, Center is on the left
Total Est. Time: 17 minutes    
Distance: 16.3 miles

From the North/Northwest-I-29
Exit #17 to I-435 (Toward Topeka)
After ten miles exit #22 (Parkville-Weston)
Right (West) on Rt. #45 one mile, Center is on the left

From the North/Northeast-I-35
Exit to I-29 North (Toward St. Joseph and KCI Airport)
Exit #5, NW 64th Street, which is Rt. #45
Left (West) on Rt. #45 and go 8 miles,
Center is on the left

From the East or West-I-70

Exit to I-435 North (West side of the city, NOT EAST!)

North on I-435 ten miles to Exit #22 (Parkville-Weston)
Left (West) on Rt. #45 one mile, Center is on the left

From the South or Southeast Rt. 71 or I-35
Exit to I-435 West (Toward Topeka)
Follow I-435 West, it turns to the North
Exit #22 (Parkville-Weston)
Left (West) on Rt. #45 one mile,
Center is on the left

From Central Part of Kansas City

Broadway or I-29 North
(Toward St. Joseph and KCI Airport)
Exit #5, NW 64th Street, which is Rt. #45
Left (West) on Rt. #45 for eight miles
Center is on the left, one mile past I-435


Click here for a PDF of the diriving directions


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