The sales department at the Convention & Visitors Bureau will be busy in November representing the city at a variety of conventions and conferences that will provide networking opportunities with meeting plans.

  • Melissa Evans and a representative from a local hotel will attend Collinson Media - Rejuvenate Marketplace in Dallas.
  • Lance Kettering will represent the city at the TEAMS Conference in Las Vegas.

Those events are one of many ways the CVB staff reaches out to meeting planners to tell about Springfield and the amenities the city offers for group events.

The list below represents groups booked by the CVB as well as groups booked directly through hotels and event venues. It does not represent every group coming to the city. The statistics represent anticipated attendees and room nights and are subject to change.

Learn more about how to get a group to the city by calling the CVB’s Sales Department at 417-881-5300 or 800-678-8767.

  • Nov. 4-6, Mid-America Association for Institutional Research Annual Conference, 100 attendees, 102 room nights
  • Nov. 6-8, Missouri School Age Community Coalition Professional Development Institute, 500 attendees, 230 room nights
  • Nov. 20-25, Missouri Church of God State Youth Convention, 350 attendees, 250 room nights
  • Dec. 7-9, Student Mobilization Staff Training, 75 attendees, 60 room nights
  • Dec. 9-10, Missouri Common Ground Alliance Damage Prevention & Excavation Safety Summit, 1,300 attendees, 402 room nights
  • Jan. 21-23, Missouri Dairy Assoc. Heart of America Dairy Expo, 300 attendees, 200 room nights
  • Feb. 1-May 31, 58th Annual Greater Ozarks Open Bowling Tournament, 11,000 attendees
  • Feb. 4-6, Missouri Organic Assoc. Annual Conference, 300 attendees, 165 room nights
  • Feb. 18-21, Delta Tau Delta Western Plains Division Conference, 275 attendees, 179 room nights
  • Feb. 18-19, Missouri Assoc. of Family, Career & Community Leaders of America ProStart Culinary and Management State Competition, 125 attendees, 50 room nights
  • Feb. 21-25, Association of Missouri Interpreters Region 6 Workshop, 175 attendees, 180 room nights
  • March 3-11, National Christian Homeschool Championships Basketball Nationals, 10,000 attendees, 7,150 room nights
  • March 15-18, Missouri State University Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference, 100 attendees, 50 room nights
  • March 31-April 3, National Federation of the Blind of Missouri Annual Convention, 150 attendees, 125 room nights