Transportation & Parking

Navigate Kansas City

The Westin Kansas City at Crown Center is the optimal setting for NAAAP’s Leadership Convention and Diversity Career Fair. Parking is free for most convention and career fair attendees. The Westin is also easily accessible from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Given the Westin’s central location, guests have numerous options to navigate and explore Kansas City.

Ways to explore KC


RideKC offers bus service in the Kansas City region, including Downtown, KCI airport and the Country Club Plaza. Download the RideKC App to plan your trip, track your ride and pay your fare.

KC Streetcar

The KC Streetcar is a two-mile, north-south line that runs from River Market to the historic Union Station, traveling mostly along Main Street. Areas serviced include the Central Business/Convention District, the Power & Light District and Crown Center—where the Westin Hotel and the convention is located. This service is free to ride.

Rental Car

Make rental car reservations for your time in Kansas City—this can easily be done upon arrival at the Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Search Rental Car Companies.

Taxi & Car Service

Taxi and car services are available throughout the city. Taxi stands are located at all major hotels, shopping and entertainment districts. Phones for taxi service are located both inside and outside each terminal at baggage claim areas at MCI, and at other convenient locations outside terminal exits.

Ride Shares

Kansas City is an Uber and Lyft friendly community on both sides of the state line. Additionally, there are options such as zTrip.

Since zTrip is a Kansas City original, you will get a special deal by using the promo code: VISITKC.

Bike Share

RideKC Bike is a 24/7 public bike share system for short trips. Bikes are located at hubs and stations around the Kansas City metro, and the system includes smart, electric-assist bikes as well as traditional pedal bike options. 

Airport Shuttle Services


Upon arriving in Kansas City, attendees will want to collect their luggage, then check in at the Ground Transportation office just across from baggage claim in both terminals. The Westin Crown Center is easily accessible from the Kansas City International Airport (MCI) and one of the best options would be Supershuttle, a shared ride service to and from the airport.

NAAAP has a discount code link for SuperShuttle. This link can be used to easily make reservations. The group code will take $6 off of each shared ride round trip purchased—costs to downtown hotels will be $18 one way, $15 round trip per person using our shared ride.

Reservations can be made online or by calling: 1.800.258.3826. If reservations are made over the phone, be sure to provide the agent with the NAAAP group discount code P98RS.

*There is a $3 fee for making reservations over the phone with an agent.


ShuttleFare is offering a $5 discount off airport shuttle transportation to and from Airport and your Hotel.


For reservation changes or questions contact customer service:
Phone: 800-851-4528, Email:
Monday – Friday 8am ­- 8pm EST, Saturday and Sunday 9am – 8pm EST


FREE parking is provided to all ERG Summit, Convention, and Diversity Career Fair attendees, except for overnight parking.

Crown Center Mall parking
(FREE with validation):

Parking validation passes will be provided to you at the Registration Desk. You will need to scan the QR code on the validation pass upon leaving the garage.

There are 2 types of validation passes:

  1. Under 3 hours
  2. Over 3 hours (No overnight parking)

Please inform the volunteers at the Registration Desk which type of validation pass you need.

Hotel Parking

Hotel parking is $19 per day. This is ideal for hotel guests with overnight stays. You are responsible for your own parking fee.


Unconventional Gala Venue

Staying consistent with our theme of being unconventional, we are taking the Gala offsite. It will be at the historical Midland Theater. We will be providing shuttle service to and from the Midland Theater. Please install the Convention app (Attendify) to get the latest shuttle service schedule.

Alternatively, you can also experience the full Kansas City Downtown living experience by taking the free KC Streetcar.

Continuous Shuttle Service to and from Midland Theatre

Shuttle to Midland Theater
5:00pm - 5:45pm
Shuttle returning to Westin Hotel
10pm - 12am

Taking Your Own Vehicle? Here's Gala Parking for the Midland Theatre

When attending an event at the Midland Theater, we recommend parking the KC Live Garage, or the Barney Allis Garage. Both are large, open 24/7, and 11⁄2 blocks to the Midland. Garages are a first come first serve bases. Rates will vary depending on time of day and what events are being held in the area. Flat rates are generally offered on weekends.


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