Hotel and Travel


All AUTM Partnering Forum events will take place at:
Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center
2345 McGee Street
Kansas City, MO, 64108
Hotel Phone: +1-816-841-1000


Kansas City it’s a place where wide boulevards, bountiful parks, beautiful architecture and more than 200 fountains stand ready to welcome you with open arms – and an open mind. From world-class arts and entertainment to world-famous barbecue, here’s a sampling of standouts that keep this Heartland metropolis thriving. The Kansas City Power & Light District is a premier dining, entertainment and shopping district in the heart of downtown Kansas City. Offering over a half million square feet, the Kansas City Power & Light District is the Midwest's premier entertainment epicenter. With more than 50 unique and captivating restaurants, bars, shops and entertainment venues, the Power & Light District offers something for everyone. The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center is in the heart of it all. 

Hotel Accomodations

AUTM has negotiated a discounted rate of $159 for single/double occupancy, plus applicable taxes at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. These rates will be available to attendees, based on availability, from Saturday, August 26 through Saturday, September 2, 2017. To reserve a room, call the hotel at +1-866-932-6214 and identify yourself as an AUTM Partnering Forum attendee to obtain the special rate. If you prefer, click here to make your reservations online. Make your reservations by Monday, July 31, 2017, discounted room rates may not apply after this date. A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation. The hotel will charge the equivalent of one night’s room and tax if cancellation notice is not provided to the hotel by noon at least 48 hours prior to the day of your arrival. Hotel check-in is 3 p.m. and check-out is noon.

Airport Transportation Information

The Sheraton Kansas City Hotel is approximately 22 miles from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Cab fare is approximately $60 (one way). Kansas City’s Super Shuttle Service offers shuttles to and from hotel/airport at $18.00 per person, per trip. To arrange for pickup, please call +1-800-258-3826 or make a reservation online

Car Rental

Avis Rent A Car System Inc. is the official car-rental service for the AUTM Partnering Forum. Avis agents can provide the best available rates for your car needs during your stay. For reservations, call +1-800-331-1600 and reference the AUTM Avis Worldwide discount number J867535 to receive special pricing or  make your reservation online.


Self and valet parking are available at the hotel. Self-parking overnight is $18 with in and out privileges and Valet overnight is $25 with in and out privileges. 

Attire and Weather

Attire for the AUTM Partnering Forum is business casual. Kansas City's average daytime high temperature in August is 86°F (30°C); the average low temperature is 76°F (27°C).

International Visas

Travelers coming from qualified countries to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less may be eligible to visit the United States without a visa. For additional information visit


If you have questions about registration, contact Lauren Rich at AUTM headquarters via email at or by phone at +1-847-686-2351.