Meetings & Conferences
When scheduling that all important meeting with your elite staff from across the country, consider bringing them to the community of Independence, Kansas, to help set the tone for a successful conference with winning results
Fly your own private aircraft to our airport or fly commercial to Tulsa. Independence is set in the middle of the United States, within a couple of hours’ drive from Kansas City, Wichita, Tulsa, and Joplin, and is ready to help you plan your meeting, conference or retreat. With turn-of-the-century homes, tree-lined streets, and historic downtown, the community sets the stage for a one-of-kind experience.
We are privileged to be the home of the week-long Neewollah festival, the state’s largest annual celebration, as well as the annual William Inge Theatre Festival, the state’s official theatre festival. Both events bring hundreds and thousands of visitors to the community every year from around the country.
Our newly-renovated Memorial Hall and Civic Center consists of a nearly 2,000 seat auditorium equipped with the latest computerized sound, lighting and stage rigging equipment. It is an excellent venue for large or small events and also includes a large meeting room equipped with a ceiling mounted projector, built-in audio and an automatic screen, along with several smaller meeting rooms. The building is equipped with wireless internet.
We are also home to Independence Community College with facilities available for your meeting.
Independence has over 300 motel rooms available with many amenities, including wireless internet and easy access to meeting facilities. Transportation services can also be provided. Restaurants, lounges, and specialty shops are available to accommodate your dining requirements, whether you need catering services or a large private dining room.
Golf courses, lakes, hiking trails, and many additional activities are available to you and your team. Voted 1 of the Top 3 tennis towns in America, we also have several courts available for those who prefer tennis.
Nestled in the southeast corner of Kansas, steeped in prairie history, Independence is waiting to give you the personal attention designed to make your meeting successful. While here, your team will have the opportunity to focus on your business while relaxing in the tranquility of rolling prairie hills and rich farmland.