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Welcome CIT International

Aug. 15-17, 2018

On behalf of the Board of Directors we want to welcome you to the 2018 CIT International Conference in beautiful and exciting Kansas City, MO.   This is a time for learning, connecting with old friends and making new friends.  And to experience a vibrant city full of good food, good entertainment, and good times for families.


Important dates: 

Aug. 15-17, 2018 – Three Day CIT Conference

Aug. 14 – Learning Academies - Free preconference workshops

Aug. 14 – Leadership Institute – CIT Coordinator’s Course

Aug. 15 – Networking/social event for conference attendees

Aug. 18 - Learning Academies - Free post conference workshops

Aug. 18 - Leadership Institute – CIT Coordinator’s Course

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Getting Around

In the center of it all describes so much more than Kansas City’s geography. It's a convenient location for leisure and business travelers alike.

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Places to Eat

When it comes to great food, Kansas City has made its mark. KC barbecue. KC strip. Even the cuisine that doesn’t bear its moniker is known to possess a uniquely KC twist that makes it something special.


Discounts for Attendees

Spend less. Save more. Enjoy all of Kansas City. The city’s hotels, restaurants, shops and attractions come together to offer savings for everyone—namely you.



Looking for something to do in your free time? Want to come early or stay late and see more of Kansas City?


KC Events

Check out our list of the top events happening in Kansas City during your convention.


This year’s conference will prove to be another huge success with over 100 workshops, National Speakers, the Leadership Institute and Learning Academies and a fun filled evening to network, social and share together.  This conference provides cutting edge information for CIT programs as well as providing guidance on developing, implementing and sustaining your CIT program.  There will also be several vendors who you will want to visit to learn more about their products and programs.  


CIT International is a non-profit membership organization whose primary purpose is to facilitate understanding, development and implementation of Crisis Intervention Team CIT Programs throughout the U.S. and in other nations worldwide in order to promote and support collaborative efforts to create and sustain more effective interactions among law enforcement, mental health care providers, individuals with mental illness, their families and communities and to reduce the stigma of mental illness.

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