Category Archives: Conventions

Thousands Coming to Springfield in October for Group Events

A variety of groups will be in Springfield in the coming weeks, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: Sept. 22-23 – 2017 29th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall Street Machine Nationals, 20,000 attendees, 1,560 room nights Oct. 13-15 […]
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Thousands Coming to Springfield for Summer Conventions and Sports

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: July 24-27 – Missouri Association for Career & Technical Education Join Summer Conference, 1,300 attendees, 1,576 room nights July […]
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Group Expected to Spend $2.3 million in City

Nearly 6,000 people will be in Springfield July 6-9 for the Jehovah’s Witnesses Summer Regional Convention and they’re expected to spend about about $2.3 million in the city while here. The group will meet at JQH Arena on the Missouri State University Campus and a variety of topics will be presented in a variety of […]
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Event Alert: Premier Baseball and Jehovah’s Witnesses Convention

This Event Alert is provided by the Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau to encourage the community to welcome large groups to the area. We also encourage the use of special promotions, banners and a welcome on your marquee. Premier Baseball Incoming Freshman Championship Date: June 27-July 2 Attendees: 2,400 Room Nights: 2,205 Headquarter Hotel: Citywide […]
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National Emu Convention July 14-16 in Springfield

Emu farmers from around the United States will attend the 2017 American Emu Association National Convention July 14-16 at the Oasis Hotel & Convention Center in Springfield. AEA members and other emu growers will meet for education opportunities with a chance to meet new people and visit with old friends. AEA board members, Certified Business […]
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Thousands Expected in Springfield this Weekend for Amateur Sports Events

Heads up, Springfield! A record number of teams – 216 – are registered for the Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup tournament Friday-Sunday. The previous record was 188 teams, said John Markey, director at Lake Country Soccer. “That brings roughly 450 more families to the Springfield area than we had last year, which […]
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Thousands of Visitors Coming to Springfield for Group Events

A variety of groups will be in Springfield over the next couple months, including several that are big enough the attendees are booking rooms at hotels throughout the city. Large groups coming to Springfield soon are: April 21-23 – Lake Country Soccer Ozarks Coca-Cola Dr Pepper Cup, 8,000 attendees, 2,000 room nights April 26-29 – […]
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Check Out the Groups Coming to Springfield Soon

The Convention & Visitors Bureau sales department represents Springfield at a variety of trade shows and other events designed to connect meeting and event planners with destination marketing organizations. Recent and upcoming events the staff has attended include the following: Religious Conference Management Association Missouri Natural Resources National Tour Association Travel South Domestic Showcase (The […]
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CVB Staff Always on the Go

The Convention & Visitors Bureau is working with the Missouri Division of Tourism to host a familiarization tour for 55 group tour planners and journalists as part of the Travel South Domestic Showcase that will be in Branson in March. Sales department staff also are representing Springfield at a variety of trade shows and events […]
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Volunteer Judges Needed for Student Conference

The Missouri Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda is looking for judges for its State Leadership Conference April 2-3. Students from across Missouri will compete at University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center for a chance to represent the state at nationals. With more than 4,000 high school students participating, 300 […]
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