Learn More About Our Venues for Conferences, Conventions, and Business Events in Kansas City

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If you’ve ever met a real estate agent, they’ve probably told you that it’s all about location. But that advice isn’t just for someone looking to buy a home!

At Overland Park Convention Center, we understand how the right location can have a big impact on your gathering, which is why people love our venues for conferences, conventions, and business events.

Kansas City is home to plenty of event venues, but OPCC has the venues, amenities, and resources to help you make your event something special. Read on and see why you should choose OPCC for your next business event.

A Special Space

Over the years, everyone at Overland Park Convention Center has seen the difficulties that arise as planners work to organize the perfect event. Trying to plan a celebration requires thinking ahead and juggling dozens of different demands at the same time.

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Overland Park Convention Center Building Exterior

We felt that we could help lighten the load by providing planners with the resources they need. At Overland Park Convention Center, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve.

It’s about more than just giving you a space to hold your event. It’s about anticipating an event organizer’s needs, so they can get the help they deserve.  

A Top-Notch Destination

Every decision we make at OPCC is with our guests and planners in mind. We want to make the process convenient and intuitive for everyone who attends an event at our convention center. And some pretty exciting people have taken notice!

We were fortunate enough to have been awarded the Best Small Convention Center in North America by EXHIBITOR Magazine, an industry-leading publication.

We don’t do what we do for the awards, but we were over the moon when this magazine recognized all of our team’s hard work and dedication. Hearing that people had an excellent time at OPCC is one of the best parts of the job.

The Right People for the Job

You need a team of dedicated professionals if you’re trying to establish venues for conferences, conventions, and business events. Kansas City is filled with a whole host of talented people, and we work with some of the best.

Our team comes into work every day with renewed enthusiasm and excitement. For OPCC’s people, this is more than just a job—it’s a passion for helping guests and clients create the perfect events.

With a staff trained to help you with A/V, food, security, and more, you won’t ever feel that you’re being ignored. We have all the resources you could ever need.

Event Spaces

You need the right venues for conferences, conventions, and business events. Kansas City has several meeting venues, but none will fit your needs like the Overland Park Convention Center. Let’s take a closer look at your options.


The first choice we have for a venue space in OPCC is our ballrooms. The ballrooms at OPCC are perfect for a large business dinner or convention. Like all of our other venues, the ballroom is very customizable and can be fitted to meet any of your needs.

Exhibition Halls

Exhibition halls are another excellent choice for a large-scale event. These halls are perfect for trade shows, consumer shows and busy networking events. If your event has a particularly large guest list, you may want to consider the exhibition halls.

Courtyard Rooms

Courtyard rooms are perfect for several different types of meetings. Are you looking to host a smaller presentation or meeting? Then the courtyard rooms are an excellent option. If more people are suddenly added to the guest list, we can open up the walls to account for the extra attendees.

Outdoor Spaces

You may think that outdoor spaces aren’t the right choice for a business event, but a productive meeting can happen anywhere, especially in the beautiful Kansas City sunshine. A picnic is always a crowd-pleasing choice for a corporate event.

Executive Conference Room

The executive conference room is designed to help you land that important account or client. With a built-in kitchenette, a 90-inch TV, and enough space for 14 people to sit comfortably, this room is sure to impress.


You need to think about lodging and accommodations as you’re considering venues for conferences, conventions, and business events. Kansas City is filled with many fantastic hotels, but you should prioritize guest convenience and comfort.

An accommodation outside of our center for Venues for Conferences Conventions and Business Events Kansas City

Guests are often pleasantly surprised to learn that there is a Sheraton hotel attached to OPCC. While we are a separate entity than the Sheraton, it is a perfect choice for anyone looking for a place to rest their head after a long day.

Your guests probably won’t want to drive across town after a busy conference, so the Sheraton hotel could be a perfect option. In addition to the attached Sheraton, there are a total of 1,000 hotel room nights available within walking distance of the convention center.

Vital Amenities

Amenities are an important part of any event venue. We want to help make the event planning process as simple as possible. If you have a request, then we will do everything we can to make it happen. We offer a number of different amenities at the Overland Park Convention Center, including but not limited to:

  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Convenient loading and unloading
  • Nursing rooms
  • Upgraded meeting room chairs
  • Directional signage
  • Riser and podium
  • Professional service staffPortable ticket booths on request
  • And more

We understand that every one of our event planners is a little different, so we wanted to do our best to accommodate even the most specific needs. 

Acclaimed Food Options

It’s always a good idea to consider food options while you’re looking for venues for conferences, conventions, and business events. Kansas City is known for its food, so we knew that we had to offer some truly delicious options for our guests.

Our head chef is an acclaimed culinary expert. He’s worked with Michelin-awarded cooks, and he even worked in the White House. Some convention centers disregard food as an afterthought, but not us.

We want to make sure that when you serve your guests a sampling of our food, they’re excited to come back for seconds.

Audiovisual Needs

In this day and age, you can’t ignore the technological aspect of a business event. Clients, employees, and coworkers will likely come to expect an audiovisual element to your conference or presentation. But not everyone is as technologically savvy as they could be.

Fortunately, you don’t have to worry about wasting time setting up a projector or screen that you’re unequipped to handle. OPCC has a highly trained A/V team that will  set up things like:

  • General audiovisual
  • Microphones and mixers
  • Screens
  • Telecommunications and office equipment
  • Tech assistance
  • Video equipment

Our audiovisual team can help your big presentation stand out from the rest.

Online Presentation Content Capture 

One of the newest advantages that we offer our planners is Online Presentation Content Capture—or OPCC! This new service is for anyone who wants to share their event with any absent guests.

If you have any invitees who couldn’t attend your event, they can still take a look at your big presentation with the help of OPCC. On request, we will record your event and upload it to your platform.

OPCC is a cost-effective solution that allows guests and non-guests alike to stream your presentations, discussions, and breakout sessions for themselves. This way, people don’t have to be at your event to enjoy your event.

Sensory Inclusive Events

It’s always a good idea to prioritize inclusivity as you’re looking at venues for conferences, conventions, and business events. Kansas City is home to people of all different shapes and sizes, and you don’t want to leave anyone out of the fun.

A Sensory room in our Venues for Conferences Conventions and Business Events Kansas City

We wanted to be sure that our center catered to everyone’s needs, which is why we built a sensory room.

This room is perfect for any neurodiverse guests who might become overwhelmed or uncomfortable during a loud and busy event. This quiet, soothing space is perfect for attendees with autism, anxiety, or other similar conditions.


One of our favorite things about running the Overland Park Convention Center is being a resource for event planners everywhere. This is why we developed a custom blog for anyone looking to learn more about how to plan the perfect event.

This blog is updated regularly, each and every month, so you can always find a new post to read. We have articles about every aspect of what we do, so if you’re looking for something specific, you can be sure that we’ve written a blog all about it. Our team at Overland Park wants to help you plan the perfect event.

Talk to Us Soon

Do you think Overland Park Convention Center could be your perfect event venue? We have all the amenities and resources you need to plan the perfect conference, convention, or business event.

If you want to get started now, then take a look at our online event planning tool. It can give you a preliminary estimate based on the specifics of your event. It’s completely free, so why not try it today?

Event Planning Tool