2018 KACRAO Annual Conference

September 26-28

hosted by Garden City Community College
Clarion Inn Convention Center

Garden City, KS

Register Here

Check out a list of sessions and our Conference program.

Session Evaluation


Pre-Conference Activities
Shopping Shuttle-Explore the heart of downtown Garden City
Cosmo Pedis-Relax with FREE manicures & pedicures: Limited space is available. Please contact Samantha @ 620.276.9531 or [email protected] for an appointment!
Finney County Historical Museum-Look into the past of Southwest Kansas

Schedule at a Glance
Wednesday, September 26th
9:00 a.m. Registration and Information Booth Open
1:00 p.m. Opening Session
2:30 p.m. Corporate Partner Fair & Snack Break
2:45 p.m. Town Hall Meetings
3:45 p.m. Corporate Partner Fair & Break
4:15 p.m. Interest Sessions
5:00 p.m. Past President’s Reception
6:00 p.m. Evening Activity TBD
Thursday, September 27th
8:00 a.m. Registration and Information Booth Open
8:30 a.m. Interest Sessions
9:30 a.m. Corporate Partner Fair & Snack Break
10:00 a.m. Jam Session
10:30 a.m. Rockin’ Robin Sessions
11:30 a.m. Lunch, Awards, Business Meeting & AACRAO Update
1:00 p.m.  Break
1:30 p.m. Interest Sessions
2:15 p.m. Corporate Partner Fair & Break
2:30 p.m. Interest Sessions
3:15 p.m. Corporate Partner Fair & Snack Break
3:30 p.m. Jam Session
4:00 p.m. Interest Sessions
6:00 p.m. Evening Activity TBD

Friday, September 28th
8:30 a.m. Round Table Meetings
9:15 a.m. Snack Break
9:30 a.m. Interest Sessions
10:15 a.m. Check Out Break
10:30 a.m. Closing Session

Evening Activities                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Hotel Accommodations
Hotel Accommodations with the KACRAO Conference group rate can be made directly 
through the hotels by calling:

Clarion Inn @ 620.275.7471                                                                                                                                                                                                            
1911 E Kansas Ave                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
Garden City, KS 67846                                                                                                                                                                                                           
$89/night for king or double queen

Sleep Inn @ 620.805.6535
1931 E Kansas Plaza
Garden City, KS 67846                                                                                                                                                                                                        
$85/night for double queen

Group rates are effective beginning with check in on 9.25 and check out on 10.2 to enable
Admissions Reps staying in Garden City through the weekend to maintain their room at the group rate!

Service Project
The Oasis of Peace Center provides secure, confidential, extended transitional housing and life-skills training for women and their minor children who are victims of human trafficking. They help women renew their self-esteem, develop skills necessary to find employment, and provide a secure environment for women to transition from slavery to freedom. Women can come to the Center through referral from law enforcement and other agencies in the state directly involved with serving trafficked victims. The center is located in Garden City and is the first in western Kansas to offer residential rehabilitation services for trafficked women.The Center is looking for supplies. Examples include hangers, laundry soap, bathrobes, notebooks, folders and cleaning supplies.
Corporate Partner Details 8ft. tables have been reserved for Corporate Partner Attendees
Corporate Partners will be located outside of the Clarion Inn Ballroom

Electrical outlets will be available to utilize, please bring necessary chargers, extension cords, etc.

To ship items ahead of time, please send clearly labeled packages to:

Clarion Inn
Attn: Sheila
1911 E Kansas Ave
Garden City, KS 67846
To ship items to your next location, please bring a UPS shipping label with you to place on your packages
and venue personnel will assist in getting items shipped. 

Mark Your Calendar
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Los Angeles Convention Center
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September 25-27, 2019
hosted by Wichita State University

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