Plan Your Trip

Conference Location

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Hotel Location

Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza
401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112

The Kauffman Foundation will cover your airfare, Summit-related meals and transfers, and up to two nights in the designated hotel when you book your travel by February 1, 2016.

Travel Arrangements

Once you register, we will send you a link to begin the booking process. The Foundation will select and pay the full cost of the best-value airfare available at the time of booking for invited participants when the trip is booked through the Kauffman Foundation's travel partner. If you prefer not to accept the proposed itinerary, you may change the itinerary but will be asked to pay the fare difference between the itinerary offered by the Foundation and the itinerary of your choice.

Covered Expenses

The Foundation will pay for the following expenses:

  • Accommodations at the designated hotel,
  • Conference meals
  • Shuttle service to and from the hotel, including to and from Kansas City International Airport and offsite events.

Note: If your organization does not permit you to accept travel compensation from the Kauffman Foundation, you may still book your trip through the Foundation's travel services. Simply use the travel link that will be sent to you. If you do not use our travel services, please share your itinerary with Rachel Carlton at to ensure that all other conference-related matters are coordinated.

Expenses Not Covered

We regret that we are not able to cover other travel expenses, including: home-to-airport transportation, airport parking, meals while traveling, or incidental costs such as gratuities, spa services, restaurant/bar, honor bar, or any costs associated with guests traveling with meeting participants. Meals on your own are not reimbursed by the Kauffman Foundation.

Cancellation Policy

As a courtesy, we ask that all cancellations be made at least 14 days in advance by contacting Rachel Carlton at

If airline reservations have been confirmed and ticketed prior to cancellation, the participant will be financially responsible for the full cost of the airfare. By making reservations with our travel agency and accepting covered travel accommodations, you acknowledge and accept the terms of this cancellation policy.