2018 Seminar

Attendee Impressions


Sunday Evening: June 3, 6:00-7:30 p.m.


The opening cocktail reception for the 41st Annual Sosland Publishing Purchasing Seminar is a significant networking opportunity for marketing and purchasing professionals and will be held at Kansas City's historic Union Station.

Built in 1914, Union Station was once a bustling train station to hundreds of thousands of passengers annually.  Renovated in 1999, Union Station is a top tourist attraction in Kansas City and is home to the KC Rail Experience, Science City, a planetarium, the Regnier Extreme Screen Theatre, a live theater as well as several dining options.  Union Station is located at 30 West Pershing Road, within walking distance of both the Sheraton and Westin in the Crown Center District.

Monday Evening: June 4, 6:15 - 8:00 p.m.

The Monday night cocktail party will be hosted at the College Basketball Experience at the Sprint Center (1401 Grand Blvd.) across the street from KC Live!.

The College Basketball Experience houses the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame, presenting the history of the game and honoring the legends of college basketball.  The College Basketball Experience is much more than just a museum, but is a world class entertainment facility with over 41,500 square feet, hosting events year-round.  In addition, the College Basketball Experience has numerous activity stations such as rebounding, passing, free throw shooting and three-point shooting, as well as the ESPNU desk where visitors can call the highlights of an NCAA basketball game.

Sheraton Shuttles

Shuttles will be provided for both evening cocktail parties.

  • Shuttles will be at the front entrance of the Sheraton
  • Shuttles will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and Monday evening
  • Shuttles will operate approximately every five minutes
  • Shuttle service will be through AGENDA USA with the final shuttle leaving KC LIVE! at 10 p.m.


The Sheraton and Westin at Crown Center offer complimentary shuttle service Monday through Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m. and Monday through Saturday 3 p.m.-10 p.m. During the operating times the shuttle is available to our guests on a first-come, first-serve basis. When guests are ready, they may board the shuttle located at the front drive of either property. For return pick-ups, the guests are given a contact number and the shuttle will be available as late as 10 p.m.

Sosland Publishing Company, 4801 Main St. Suite 650, Kansas City, MO 64112, (816) 756-1000