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Boasting 388,800 square feet of column-free exhibit space on one floor, Bartle Hall truly stands in a category by itself. Bartle Hall connects with major downtown hotels; 1,000 underground parking spaces; Municipal Auditorium and the Conference Center via skywalks and underground walkways. With three truck docks and 29 trailer bays, Bartle Hall reflects its carefully designed versatility and accessibility for both the public and exhibitors.

The hall’s 388,800 square feet of contiguous, column-free space allows for more than 2,000 10-by-10 foot booths. Four sound-resistant, movable walls can divide the Exhibit Hall into as many as five separate rooms.

The versatile Conference Center complements your function and meeting space options when holding a meeting at the Exhibit Hall or serves as the perfect stand-alone facility for smaller conferences, meetings and special events. The architectural elements of the Conference Center provide a visual link between Bartle Hall and the beautiful Art Deco style of Kansas City’s historic Municipal Auditorium. The new 40,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom is expandable to 46,484 square feet for vents up to 4,000 people. 

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Press Releases

Sep 27, 2015

3rd Annual KC Yoga Festival coming to Convention Center


3rd Annual KC Yoga Festival coming to Convention Center

Kansas City, MO (September 27, 2015) Two local yoga studio owners, Angie Eckenroth and Leah Morgan are excited to bring the yoga community together for a third year in a row. The last two years, the event has been a smaller one-room event but this year they have taken it to the Kansas City Convention Center. This is the first year yoga students can ‘choose their own adventure’ and pick from a variety of workshop offerings. There are options for ALL participants, regardless of experience.

The headliner of the event this year is yoga music artist MC Yogi. MC YOGI (aka Nicholas Giacomini) grew up in Northern California, painting graffiti & listening to hip hop music. He spent most of his high school years at a group home for at-risk boys where, inspired by artists like the Beastie Boys & Run DMC, he began writing and performing his own raps for friends at house parties. Hip hop culture provided both a soundtrack and a creative outlet during MC YOGI’s turbulent teenage years.

At age 18, on a whim, he joined his father for a yoga and meditation intensive with a famous spiritual teacher from India. Deeply moved by this unexpectedly powerful experience, MC YOGI devoted most of his free time to learning everything he could about the ancient discipline. He spent the next two years studying the physical forms of yoga as well as meditation, philosophy, and devotional chanting.

MC Yogi’s dedication to yoga did not diminish his lifelong love of hip hop. Now, by combining Indian music and mythology with infectious hip hop beats, MC Yogi creates an exciting new sound for a new generation of modern mystics, urban yogis, and conscious hip hoppers.

Other presenters include Moses Love, Kathleen Kastner, Sami Aaron, Kelly Colln, Patricia Gray, Brian Landers, Sue Park, Tim Glover, Lisa Murphy, and Shelly Murray. MC Yogi will be performing a Friday night concert on Friday, September 26th and he will be teaching two of the nine workshops on Saturday, September 27th. Tickets are now available at

If you’d like more information about this event, please contact Leah Morgan at 816-213-1014 or email her at

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Dec 23, 2014

50th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts


50th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts

Kansas City, MO (December 23, 2014)  Kansas City, Missouri and the surrounding region was recently selected as site of the 50th Annual Conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts. The conference will take place March 16-19, 2016 at the Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105.

The 2016 conference theme, Makers, Mentors and Milestones will explore the personal, social and aesthetic forces that animate creative work with elemental materials, methods and ideas in the midst of the information age. On-site Conference Liaisons working on behalf of NCECA’s members and board of directors in the greater Kansas City region are Paul Donnelly, Assistant Professor of Ceramics at the Kansas City Art Institute and Amy Duke, Public Programs and Visitor Experience Manager for the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Their enthusiasm for the impact of arts, culture and community engagement are integral to NCECA’s model for conference development. 

Donnelly and Duke share, “By design, the [NCECA] conference is integrated into the fabric of the city and will create a ripple effect across state lines and the entire region through an extensive series of exhibitions and programs to meet every interest. On this milestone anniversary, NCECA will enrich the greater Kansas City community by bringing people together in myriad ways to celebrate the ceramic arts in its many forms.”

2016 will be the fourth time in its history that NCECA will host its conference in Kansas City. The organization anticipates drawing more than 5000 conference registrants to the city including artists, higher education students and teachers, collectors and enthusiasts. NCECA’s Executive Director Joshua Green writes, “In addition to its accessibility to NCECA members from throughout the United States and abroad, the Kansas City region offers an urban nexus of fountains, bebop and technological innovation. Its horizon connects farmland with cultural complexity. An amalgam of global traditions and local vision, the region’s legacy of great art institutions, patrons, artists and educators has long held an important role in the development of North American ceramic arts.”

Conference programming will range from lectures to panel discussions, artist projects and demonstrations, networking opportunities and dozens of exhibitions throughout the greater region. Special strands dedicated to K-12 education and student-centered programming will also be incorporated along with opportunities to learn about ceramics study, residency opportunities, services and products.

NCECA’s Annual Conference will be a premier event for the Kansas City region’s 2016 cultural calendar and will include something for everyone interested in ceramic art. Programming will feature leading figures from throughout the United States and other countries.

Contact: Dori Nielsen |
Candice Finn |

National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts
Tel: 303.828.2811 | Toll-free: 866.266.2322 | |

A limited number of engaging conference-related experiences including the opening ceremonies, keynote lecture and a performing arts presentation known as the Randall Session are open to the public without charge. The NCECA GalleryExpo will also be free and open to the public. This program brings an array of galleries exhibiting some of the highest quality ceramic art into the heart of the Kansas City Convention Center where representatives will interact with all of those interested in learning more about collecting contemporary ceramic art. 

Surrounding NCECA’s annual conferences are an array of diverse and dynamic ceramic art exhibitions. NCECA is partnering with the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and curator Catherine Futter to organize and host Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change, the 2016 NCECA Invitational, an exhibition highlighting leading edge artists and practices in contemporary ceramic art. NCECA’s National Student Juried Exhibition will be hosted at the Leedy-Voulkos Arts Center. A special exhibition documenting interactions surrounding ceramic art, food and communities through a wide-ranging NCECA social engagement initiative is being developed in cooperation with the Charlotte Street Foundation. Additionally nearly 100 exhibition proposals will be reviewed for selection by a regional committee of experts for eventual siting and promotion concurrently with the conference. Most will be free and open to the public, although some museums may implement general admissions fees for visitors not registered with the conference.


NCECA, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is the leading organization operating in the U.S. dedicated to a global perspective on ceramic arts and education. A dynamic membership organization that fosters global education and appreciation for the ceramic arts, NCECA’s programs, exhibitions and public events promote and improve the ceramic arts through education, community building, research and creative inspiration.


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