Grand Ballroom Conference Center Grand Ballroom Conference Center

The versatile Conference Center complements your function and meeting space options when holding a meeting at the Exhibit Hall or serves as the perfect stand-alone facility for smaller conferences, meetings and special events. The architectural elements of the Conference Center provide a visual link between Bartle Hall and the beautiful Art Deco style of Kansas City’s historic Municipal Auditorium. The 40,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom is expandable to 46,484 square feet for events up to 4,000 people. Its unique interior design celebrates the city’s fountains and features a controllable natural lighting system and a glass wall offering dramatic views to the south.

Conference Center and Grand Ballroom

Conference Center

  • More than 56,000 total square feet on three levels, seating up to 6,000.
  • Space is divisible to up to 19 rooms featuring highspeed Internet connectivity, sound-proof dividing walls, state-of-the-art sound system, variable lighting, individual temperature controls and centralized taping capabilities.
  • Features 34,760 square feet of elegant registration or pre-function space that is divisible for up to three offices or breakout rooms to support registration area.
  • Barrier free movement with conveniently located escalators, passenger and freight elevators.

Conference Center and Grand Ballroom

Meeting Space

Name Total Space (sq ft.) Largest Room (sq ft.) Total Meeting Rooms
Conference Center - Grand Ballroom 2501 195203 46484 20 Learn More
Conference Center - Great Hall 3501 72277 23910 12 Learn More
Conference Center - Lobby 1500 42169 14904 5 Learn More