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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.

Parking

Limited parking for the Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit will be located on the north side of the University Center/Bookstore off Bixby Lane and Rockhill Road.

Parking for the second day will be at the Kauffman Conference Center.

From the northeast

Take I-35 south to Kansas City. Stay on I-35 south around the north side of downtown, then move into the left lane and exit onto Southwest Trafficway. Follow the instructions below for Southwest Trafficway.

From the northwest/airport

Take I-29 South to Kansas City. I-29 joins I-35 north of the Missouri River. Stay on I-35 south around the north side of downtown, then move into the left lane and exit onto Southwest Trafficway. Follow the instructions below for Southwest Trafficway.

From the west

Follow I-70 east to I-670 east to I-35 south. The exit to I-35 is to the right as you near Bartle Hall (the big building with the four towers). Once you're on I-35 south move to the left lane and follow the instructions below for Southwest Trafficway.

From the east

Follow I-70 west to the downtown loop. On the west side of downtown, exit to the right to I-35 south. Stay on I-35 and follow the Southwest Trafficway instructions below.

From the southeast

Take U.S. Highway 71 north to Swope Parkway (U.S. 56 west). Exit right. Go through the first light after the exit and across the bridge, then turn left at the lighted intersection on the other side. Signage directs you to the Nelson Atkins Museum. The street turns into 47th.

  • University Center, 5000 Rockhill Road: Turn Left (south) on Rockhill Rd. Stay on Rockhill as it curves to the left. The entrance to the University Center is the first driveway on the right after the intersection (it comes up quickly).

From the southwest

Take I-35 north, exit right onto Shawnee Mission Parkway. Stay on Shawnee Mission Parkway until you cross Brush Creek. Shawnee Mission Parkway turns into northbound Ward Parkway. Stay on Ward Parkway past the Country Club Plaza until it becomes Volker Boulevard.

  • University Center, 5000 Rockhill Road: Turn right (north) on Rockhill Rd. Stay on Rockhill as it curves to the left. The entrance to the University Center is the first driveway on the right after the intersection (it comes up quickly).

Southwest Trafficway

From I-35 south on the southwest side of the downtown loop, exit onto Southwest Trafficway. Stay on Southwest Trafficway to the Country Club Plaza. Turn left 47th St. and travel through the Country Club Plaza to Oak St.

  • University Center, 5000 Rockhill Rd.: Turn right (north) on Rockhill Rd. Stay on Rockhill as it curves to the left. The entrance to the University Center is the first driveway on the right after the intersection (it comes up quickly).

NOTE: Many Online maps have Bixby Lane incorrectly labeled as Holmes Street.

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