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Summit Purpose

  • New partnerships for research innovation
  • Identification of regulatory changes, legislation and institutional streamlining that will accelerate the transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to businesses
  • Ideas for product and service development that will guide private sector investment and demonstrate the need for a supportive government infrastructure
  • Insight about ways to collaborate with university researchers and other partners to transfer new technologies
  • New information on how to leverage the assets of universities, financial markets and business investment to create companies and jobs that will strengthen the economic foundations of the region

Business Journals Supplement

View the complete Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit supplement from the Kansas City and St. Louis Business Journals. Click here to view.


Conference participants are responsible for securing their own hotel rooms. All hotel room blocks are reserved under the name "Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit." Please ask for this room block name to receive the negotiated conference rate listed (taxes not included). Special room rates are guaranteed until the room block cut-off dates listed.

Courtyard by Marriott Country Club Plaza

4600 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
Web site

Double rooms: $119 per night
King rooms: $119 per night
To register: (816) 285-9755

The room block deadline has passed, please contact Regan O'Rourke, director of sales and marketing, Courtyard by Marriott Country Club Plaza, (816) 285-9764 directly to receive the conference rate.

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza

4445 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Web site

Single/Double/Triple/Quad rate: $109 per night
Room block cutoff: Feb. 25, 2010
To register: (800) 810-3708

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza

770 West 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Web site

Single/Double room: $129 per night
Room block cut off: Feb. 5, 2010
To register: (888) 627-7043

Presented by the four campuses of the University of Missouri System
University of Missouri-ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityMissouri University of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis
Featuring experts from University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas State University, St. Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, Iowa State University and the University of Saskatchewan, as well as business leaders, venture capitalists and policy makers