IPMS/USA 2006 National Convention update

*Hotel Rooms*

We are pleased to announce that the Hyatt hotel, our convention headquarters, is sold out! In order to keep costs down and more rooms available for those wishing to attend that have not made their hotel reservations yet, we have contracted with the Fairfield Inn by Marriott in Kansas City. The hotel is located in historic Downtown Union Hill area and is one mile from the convention hall. Parking is available in the hotel parking lot at no charge to room guests. The KCATA has a bus stop just out side of the hotel entrance that will take you to the convention center.

Room Rates for the Fairfield Inn are:

$84.00 + tax for King

$89.00 + tax for Queen

All reservations must be made by 7/12/2006.

To reserve your room please call: 1-816-931-5700 and identify yourself with the International Plastic Modelers Association Overflow Rooms.

The hotel address is:

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

3001 Main Street

Kansas City, MO 64108

If you wish to stay in the Convention hotel system, there is another hotel available, The Westin, which is reachable through the Crown Center. The cost of rooms for the nights of the convention 8/2 - 8/5 is $249 per night, and self parking is $13.00 per night. Reservations can be made by calling


*On-line Registration is now live! With the Online Registration System you can register for the model contest, purchase banquet tickets, purchase convention T-Shirts, register models and view all your entered information. In the near future, you will be able to change registration information and change or delete model registration information. Our Tech staff has worked many many hours to make this system as easy and user friendly has possible. The Online Registration System will be available until six weeks prior to the contest. You can now register by following this link:

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We now have a list up on the website listing our sponsors and what category or award they have sponsored:
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I encourage all of you to get your club or organization (or even yourself) to add your names to this list. Sponsorship is an important part to the success of the Convention. Our sponsorship page can be found here:
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We have also added a Volunteer link, again please consider signing up and helping out during the convention.
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*Display Tables: We have a very limited amount of tables available for reservation, if you want one do not hesitate as they will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Please note the rules on the web page. As of this update we have 5 tables left.
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We have put up a map of the contest room layout You can print this off to make it easier for you to find your category, plus we'll have a large color map printed up and displayed at the entrance to the room.
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*The Vendor Room is sold out , with 255 tables available for your shopping pleasure. We are now compiling a waiting list, if you would like to be added to it, contact our Vendor Coordinator at snipped-for-privacy@ipmsusa2006.org

Convention website:

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