Summer Convention Season in Full Swing

A plethora of conventions, sporting events and other activities that bring groups to Springfield are underway this summer.

Among the largest are the following:

  • July 5-8 – Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention, 3,000 attendees, 1,100 room nights
  • July 23-26 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Joint Summer Conference, 1,200 attendees, 1,411 room nights

Other large groups booked in the city in the next couple months include those listed below. The list represents groups booked by the Convention & Visitors Bureau as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent every group coming to the city. The statistics represent anticipated attendees and room nights and are subject to change.

Learn more about how to get a group to the city by calling the CVB’s Sales Department at 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767.

Beginning Date Ending Date Group Event Attendees Room Nights
5-Jul 8-Jul Jehovah’s Witnesses 2018 Summer Regional Convention 3000 1100
10-Jul 13-Jul Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation 2018 Annual Conference and Trade Show 250 450
12-Jul 14-Jul American Legion 2018 Department of Missouri 100th Annual State Convention 600 446
13-Jul 15-Jul Franciscan University of Steubenville 2018 Steubenville STL  Mid-America 1 6000 450
14-Jul 20-Jul General Association of General Baptists 2018 Mission & Ministry Summit 1000 814
18-Jul 21-Jul Wild West History Association 2018 11th Annual Roundup 200 260
20-Jul 22-Jul Franciscan University of Steubenville 2018 Steubenville STL Mid-America 2 6000 560
23-Jul 26-Jul Missouri Association for Career and Technical Education 2018 Joint Summer Conference 1200 1411
27-Jul 31-Jul United Pentecostal Church International NABOT 2018 1000 640
27-Jul 28-Jul Next Level Sport Karate – Ozark Mountain Nationals 2018 Ozark Mountain Nationals 1000 400
29-Jul 2-Aug Association for Conservation Information 2018 80th Annual ACI Conference 120 260
29-Jul 2-Aug Missouri Sheriff’s Association 2018 Sheriffs’ Summer Conference 130 250
2-Aug 5-Aug Kiwanis International 2018 Annual Missouri – Arkansas District Convention 275 225
7-Aug 10-Aug Missouri Mappers Association 2018 Annual Meeting 200 195
10-Aug 11-Aug Birthplace of Route 66 Festival 2018 Birthplace of Route 66 Festival 20000 200
24-Aug 25-Aug Sons of the American Revolution 2018 5 State Regional Conference 100 150
27-Aug 29-Aug Fish & Wildlife Business Summit 2018 Fish & Wildlife Business Summit 200 420
13-Sep 16-Sep Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Clubs 2018 Fall (MWRC) Mid-West Regional Conference 200 203
14-Sep 16-Sep USSSA – Baseball 2018 USSSA Baseball September 15-16 Tournament 1000 100
19-Sep 20-Sep Institute of Management Accountants 2018 18th Annual Heartland Regional Council 300 150

Dana Maugans is the Director of Sales at the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau