Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

The Kauffman Conference Center has welcomed 293,500 guests during the past five years to an atmosphere of candor, purpose, and innovative thinking.

kauffman foundation conference center

The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is a nationally recognized convening site located adjacent to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation offices in Kansas City, Missouri. This facility welcomes 65,000 thought leaders per year to an atmosphere of candor and purpose, where innovative thinking and dialogue lead to action. 

The work we do would not be possible without our vast social network of grantees, partners, experts, and practitioners. We help cultivate these relationships by playing the role of convener, bringing together local, national, and world leaders to share innovative thinking and engage in dialog related to entrepreneurship and education. The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center is an invaluable asset in facilitating this dialog.

our conference center

  • 40,000-square foot facility offering state-of-the art meeting space, full-service catering and technology services
  • Ten rooms offer variable configurations and provide a stimulating climate for thoughtful dialogue
  • Approximately 65,000 local, national and international visitors enjoy the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center each year

Created for those who pursue the principles and vision of the Kauffman Foundation set forth by our founder, Ewing Kauffman, the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center provides a stimulating climate to think creatively and grow the entrepreneurial spirit.

Blending flexible conference facilities and advanced technology with comfortable amenities and a friendly atmosphere, the Conference Center is conducive to groups seeking to educate and inform, build consensus, influence public policy, and document and disseminate results.

The Kauffman Foundation Conference Center offers:

  • Event planning assistance
  • 10 rooms offering variable configurations
  •  Audio/visual technology
  • Accommodations for up to 220 in the Town Square, and nine other rooms with capacities from 10 to 80 people
  • Convenient hours of operation
  • Exclusive on-site catering

Contact the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

Phone: 816-932-1050
E-mail: conferencecenter@kauffman.org