2014 Great Plains Registration Archive

 Conference Registration

Full Conf. (Early Bird) Thursday Only (Early Bird) Friday Only (Early Bird)
Member $240 ($210) $140 ($120) $140 ($120)
Non Member $320 ($290) $180 ($160) $180 ($160)
Student $120 ($100) $80 ($60) $80 ($60)
Guest $150 ($120)
Includes Wed Reception Thurs Breakfast Fri Breakfast
Keynote Speaker Speaking Sessions Speaking Sessions
  Lunch Awards Luncheon
Tour/Reception iPad Drawing

(Early Bird registration rates good through midnight on Friday, March 14, 2014)

Individual Event Options:

Wednesday Keynote Reception – Registration Required Open to Public – No Charge
Friday Awards Lunch Only $40 ($30)

Re-direct to Eventbright for secure online CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.


Hotel Registration

Hotel ExteriorThe Conference Hotel is the Embassy Suites Omaha – Downtown/Old Market, a short 3-block walk from the Durham Museum in the Omaha Old Market district.

Special conference block rates ended March 11, 2014.

Rooms include refrigerators, microwave ovens, coffee makers, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers, two telephones with voice mail, and two LCD televisions.  Every suite has a sleeper sofa, a benefit for those sharing rooms or bringing family.  The hotel is 100% non-smoking.  All suites include:

  • Complimentary airport transportation and overnight self-parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in the guestrooms
  • Complimentary Full Cooked-to-Order Breakfast each morning
  • Heated indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna & fitness center
  • Evening Cocktail Reception from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • USA Today newspaper, Monday – Friday

Redirect to Embassy Suite site for secure online HOTEL RESERVATION

Other hotels within walking distance of the Embassey Suites:

Hyatt Place Old Market – Magnolia Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

Event Parking

Parking at The Durham is FREE.  Embassy Suites Hotel lot parking for non-patrons is $12 (self) or $18 (valet) per night.



2018:  Marriott Kansas City Downtown – Kansas City, MO details
2017:  World Food Prize – Des Moines, IA details
2016:  Little Rock Marriott – Little Rock, OK details
2015:  Skirvin Hilton Hotel – Oklahoma City, OK details
2014:  Durham and Joslyn Museums – Omaha, NE details
2013:  Millenium Hotel – St. Louis, MO details
2012:  Marriott Country Club Plaza – Kansas City, MO details
2011:  Hy-Vee Conference Center – Des Moines, IA details
2010:  Skirvin Hilton Hotel – 
Oklahoma City, OK details
2009:  Doubletree Hotel – 
Omaha, NE
2008:  EPNEC Center, Washington University – 
St. Louis, MO
2007:  Embassy Suite Hotel – 
Kansas City, MO
2006:  Hotel Fort Des Moines – 
Des Moines, IA