The conference officially begins at dinner (6 p.m.) Fri., Sept. 18 and ends after lunch at 1:30 p.m. on Sun., Sept. 20. We will be set up to check you in all day Fri., and if you plan to arrive early enough for lunch, please let us know.
If you plan to come for pre-conference workshops, and you’re coming a distance, you can arrive Thurs., Sept. 17. We will be here ready to check you in at 3 p.m. Thurs., Sept. 17.
If you are flying, Kansas City International airport is 35 minutes away (shuttle and car rental information below). If you plan to join us for pre-conference workshops and arrive on Thurs., you can plan to land anytime Thurs. If you plan to arrive Fri., plan to land before 5 p.m. if possible. For leaving Sun., you can plan on flights 2 p.m. or later. Depending on room availability, it is possible to stay at Unity Village Sun. night or to arrive a few days early for a personal retreat.
Unity Village located 15 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, was founded 100 years ago as a quiet refuge and nurturing activities for body, mind, and spirit.The 1,200-acre Mediterranean-style campus has formal gardens, magnificent foundations, walking trails, a “green” hotel and conference center, library, bookstore and coffee shop, historic buildings, and many indoor and outdoor places of peace for prayer and meditation.
Lodging & Meals
Unity Village offers two sizes of motel rooms, and hotel rooms in its award-winning green hotel. The meal plan feature very fresh, nutritious, and tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including excellent vegetarian options. Note that there are a limited number of hotel rooms available and far more motel rooms available.
NOTE: Please don’t forget to reserve your meal packages ($108 for whole conference, $54 for pre-conference).
Daily Flat Rates
$97.00 — Hotel: 2 queen beds
$72.50 — Motel – large: 2 full beds
$59.00 — Motel – small: 1 queen bed
$54.00 — 3 meal package (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
There is a 18% charge on all lodging and meals (in addition to rates above).
Total Costs for Lodging & Meals: Here is a list of what you can expect to pay for Fri. and Sat. night lodging, plus two days of meals (Fri. dinner through Sun. lunch). Pre-conference includes Thurs. night dinner through Fri. lunch plus lodging. These prices don’t include the 18% charge:
- $302 — Hotel: 2 queen beds, plus 6 meals (for pre-conference, please add $151)
- $253 – Motel: large room, 2 full beds, plus 6 meals (for pre-conference, please add $126.50).
- $226 – Motel: small room, 1 queen bed, plus 6 meals (for pre-conference, please add $113).
Meal packages for commuters: Commuters can get meal packages for $54/day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You need to reserve your meal packages through Unity in advance. Please don’t forget!
To make reservations at Unity Village: Call 816 – 251 – 3540, opt.#1 to make a reservation through the Hotel’s Reservation Department for lodging or meals. We encourage you to make your reservations ASAP. Reservations can still be made; however, it will be based on rate and availability.
If there are no more rooms available at Unity Village you may book a reserved room at the following motel. Remember to still call Unity Village and book your meals so you may join us at breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
Comfort Inn & Suites Lees Summit
11 min drive from Unity Village
3701 NE Ralph Powell Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64064
- Double queens — $80.99/night
- Single king — $84.00/night
To make a reservation: Call (816) 554-6688 and request a room in the Power of Words / TLA Network block (block available until Aug 24th. After that reservations can still be made based on rate and availability).
Getting To the Conference
Flying in: Unity Village is approximately 35 miles from the airport. We will be sharing information soon on shuttle service and rental car discounts from Kansas City International Airport.
Driving in: We will contact you late summer to ask if you’re interested in offering anyone a ride or if you need a ride so that people can coordinate carpooling. Directions are here.
Train or Bus: The Greyhound station and the Amtrak station is in downtown Kansas City. You can arrange to take a taxi. More information forthcoming.