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General Information - NFBPA Executive Leadership Institute - November 2016


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Lawrence, 200 McDonald Dr. Lawrence, KS 66044, 785-841-7077


Transportation from and to the airport (Kansas City, Missouri [MCI]) is your responsibility. Discussing your arrival times among your group members may permit discounted shuttle service and carpooling with rental cars. The drive is one hour from Kansas City to Lawrence.

Shuttle suggestions (in alphabetical order):

We strongly recommend calling ahead of time to make a reservation.

Five Guys Transportation is based out of Kansas City.
Phone: 816-891-9999
Website: www.5guystransportation.com
Approx. rate: $100 for four-six passengers, one way

Ground Transportation Services (GTS) is based out of Lawrence, and they have taxis, town cars, and shuttles.
Phone: 785-842-8294
Website: www.gtslawrence.com
Approx. rate: $60 per person, one way

Super Shuttle is based out of Kansas City.
Phone: 800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826)
Website: www.supershuttle.com
Approx. rate: $99 for up to three passengers, one way

SDM Transportation is based out of Lawrence.
Phone: 785-979-2428
Website: www.sdmtransportationks.com
Approx. rate: $75 for up to three passengers, one way // $145 roundtrip

Uber is also an option, if you'd like to use that service.

For those renting cars, we encourage you to park at the hotel then use our shuttle from the hotel to campus for our meetings. Otherwise, the parking in the closest garage is $1.75 for the first hour, then $1.50 an hour, 24 hours a day.

One of our staff members will provide transportation to and from the hotel and meeting spaces each morning and afternoon.


Remember: you will be traveling to Kansas in November, when the average temperatures range from 33-54 degrees. However, according to the forecast, we’re in for higher than average temps (44-72°) and rain during your stay. It may be helpful to dress in layers since conference room temperatures can fluctuate.


ELI sessions will be held in the Kansas Union on the KU campus.


Wi-Fi Access: To use the campus WiFi network, log in as KU Guest.

Kansas Bookstore: Reserve some of your down-time to check out the large selection of KU gear and gifts or pick up a book for the flight home. The bookstore is located on Level Two of the Union. Previous participants have requested that we mark the bookstore times in the program, so you’ll see them at the start of each day and here: Wednesday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturday: 12:00-5:00 p.m.

Printing Location: Jayhawk Ink which is on Level 2 of the Union (tucked into the general book section of the Bookstore), is happy to assist!


When you check in to the hotel, you will receive a hotel breakfast voucher worth up to $10 for each morning of your stay. Beverages will be available in the classroom. Please make sure you give yourself enough time to get breakfast (an hour is good) so you can be ready for the shuttle with our staff person up to campus.


Lunch will be in the Kansas Union.


Dinner is on your own except Friday night.


Special dietary needs are easiest to accommodate if we know about them 24 hours prior to a meal. Please let us know if we can help you.

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Look for pictures from this ELI session in a Facebook album here: http://www.bitly.com/NFBPAELIatKUnov16Pics