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the Westin Crown Center

Your Big Bang 2023 experience starts at the Westin Crown Center in the heart of downtown Kansas City's Power and Light District. You'll be within walking distance to several of Big Bang's Leaving to Learn sessions, not to mention a plethora of dining and entertainment options.


From the cascading waterfalls in the lobby to the expansive outdoor pool, you'll have plenty of options for rest and rejuvenation.


Unless your room is included in your conference registration  through an existing contract with Big Picture Learning, you can book directly here.

1 East Pershing Road 

Kansas City, MO 64108

BPL Reservations Line: 888.236.2427


If you're flying to Big Bang, you'll like be arriving in Kansas City's newly renovated and expanded airport (MCI), located about 20 miles from the Westin Crown Center.  There are a variety of options for getting to and from the airport; including rideshare, (free!) public transportation, and Super Shuttle (recommended for large groups). For more information, please visit MCI's Ground Transportation information hub.

If you are making your own reservations (not a part of a BPL contract), you can do so by using the above registration link or by calling The Westin Kansas City Crown Center reservations team: #888-236-2427. Our conference rate is $189. This rate is effective until July 5, 2023.  Any reservations made after this date will be reserved at the current rate decided by the hotel upon availability.


Please note: If you are a part of a school contract with Big Picture Learning, hotel dates at the Westin covered in the cost of a full package registration are Jul 24, 25, and 26 only. If you register with dates outside of this block, you will be charged for the additional nights upon departure.


Hotel cancellation policy: If unable to attend, you understand that you are responsible for canceling your hotel reservation within 48 days before to arrival. You understand the contract is responsible for any hotel charges after this date (or, the school contract will be charged if conference attendee does not cancel after this date)

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