Registration Options

  1. At The Door – Registration is $75 per person (spouse free) – cash or check only. Only cash or checks accepted at the door – please come prepared!
  2. Vendor Hall Only – Admission to the Vendor Hall only is available at the door for $25 per family, which covers both days. Click here if you want to prepay with card. Click here if you want to fill out the application to pay with cash or check at the door.

Attending Virtually?

You can watch a selection of conference workshops online through an MPE membership at the Family tier or higher. Once you’ve logged into your membership account on our website, you should see a “My Menu” option in the main navigation bar. Click on the “Conference Access + Recordings” tab to watch the workshops online.

We will leave these videos on this page until June 13, so that you can watch them all at your convenience.


For those coming to the conference for the first time, please arrive at the Registration Area at the relevant desk/s: Pre-Registered, New or Renewing MPE Members at the Family tier or higher, and Vendor-Hall-Only Passes.

After paying for admission (if applicable) you and your spouse will receive a conference wristband that must be worn both days for admission into the workshops and vendor hall. Children over 13 years of MPE members at the Family tier or higher can also get a conference wristband if they check in with their parents. There is a $5 charge for lost wristbands.

Due to lack of space in the workshops, children ages 5-12 (4-year-olds are accepted if attending with an older sibling) should be registered in the MPEKIDS program.

No childcare is available for children 4 years and under. Nursing babies are welcome, but please bring a sling or backpack as wheeled carriers are not allowed in workshops due to lack of space.

To enhance your conference enjoyment, please read MPE’s Conference Policy on Children.

Hotels & Meals

We’ve negotiated packages for conference attendees and vendors at these area hotels:

  1. Fairfield Inn Kansas City Airport: Within walking distance; single king bed or double queen bed rooms are available for $99.00 + tax a night, with complimentary hot breakfast, heated indoor pool and fitness room and free wireless internet. Deadline for this rate is Thursday, March 17, 2022. Please use this link for the group discount and reference “Midwest Parent Educators” when making your reservations.
  2. Orangewood Inn & Suites, formerly Sure Stay (11828 NW Plaza Cir, Kansas City, MO 64153): Room rate is $79.99 + taxes per room per night for up to 4 people. There will be an incidental deposit of $50.00 per room at time of check in, which will be released to the guest’s bank on date of check out, providing there are no damages to hotel property and the guest’s bank policies govern when it will be available in the account. Check in begins at 3 p.m. and check out is by 11 a.m. Fitness Center and Business Center are available 24/7. Breakfast is included. Pool hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily (children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult). Please reference “MPE” or “Midwest Parent Educators” to get the discounted rate. For reservations, call (816) 464-2423.

No outside food is allowed to be brought into the KCI Expo Center according to their policies. Food purchased inside the KCI Expo Center (from vending machines or the cafeteria) is allowed. The cafeteria is located off the main Lobby. Cafeteria Hours: Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

NEW this year: Our MPE mobile app!

This year we’ve invested in a mobile app that will feature the conference schedule, workshop descriptions, vendor hall map and vendor listings before and during the conference. This is a handy new value in addition to the physical conference bag and printed program that each family receives upon checking in. You can download the app on the Apple app store or Google Play.

Updated 3/26/22