2024 Conference Transportation & Accommodations

Transportation

Shuttle services will be available between the Chase Park Plaza Hotel and the conference venue, the Bayer Event Center of the Missouri Botanical Garden (MoBot). The hotel/lodging pick-up location will be in front of the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas on Lindell Blvd., just around the corner from the main entrance of the Chase Park Plaza Hotel and about a block away from the Holiday Inn Express. We will also have shuttle service for the Thursday Student Social, and the Friday banquet.

Info on children riding shuttles: Children under 2 may sit on an adult's lap. The shuttles do not come equipped with car seats and car seats are not mandatory for children over 2, but if anyone wants to bring their car seat to strap in for shuttle rides, they are welcome to (just note that you will be responsible for safely securing the car seat).

Shuttle Schedule

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24
8:00 AMPick up at Chase Park Plaza; Drop off MoBot ~8:15–8:20 AM
Note: this 8am shuttle run is single trip only. This shuttle will not make loops between the hotels and MoBot.
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMPick up at MoBot; Drop off at Chase Park Plaza*; continuous loop between Chase and MoBot until 9:00 PM (approximately 35–40 min round trip)

*For the Opening Reception (location has changed to the Chase Park Plaza Hotel)

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
7:30 AM - 10:30 AMPick up at Chase Park Plaza; Drop off MoBot ~7:45–7:50 AM; continuous loop between Chase and MoBot until 10:30 AM (approximately 35–40 min round trip)
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMPick up at MoBot; Drop off Urban Chestnut (Student Social); Drop off at Chase Park Plaza; Return to MoBot; continuous loop between MoBot, Urban Chestnut, Chase until 8:00 PM (approximately 40–50 min round trip)

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 26
7:30 AM - 10:30 AMPick up at Chase Park Plaza; Drop off MoBot ~7:45–7:50 AM; continuous loop between Chase and MoBot until 10:30 AM (approximately 35–40 min round trip)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PMPick up at MoBot; Drop off at Chase Park Plaza; continuous loop between Chase and MoBot until 6:00 PM (approximately 35–40 min round trip)
6:00 PM - 10:00 PMPick up at Chase Park Plaza; Pick-up MoBot; Drop off William A. Kerr Foundation (banquet); Return to Chase Park Plaza; continuous loop between Chase, MoBot, and Kerr, until 10:00 PM (approximately 45–50 min round trip)

 

Map below showing shuttle pick-up location, Chase Park Plaza Cinemas (pink star), relative to Chase Park Plaza Hotel, and Holiday Inn Express.

Map showing shuttle pick-up location, Chase Park Plaza Cinemas (pink star), relative to Chase Park Plaza Hotel, and Holiday Inn Express.


Map below shows shuttle drop off location (pink star) at the Missouri Botanical Garden (MoBot).

Map below shows shuttle drop off location (pink star) at the Missouri Botanical Garden (MoBot).


Map below showing shuttle route from MoBot to Urban Chestnut (Student Social) to Chase Park Plaza.

Map below showing shuttle route from MoBot to Urban Chestnut (Student Social) to Chase Park Plaza.


Map below showing shuttle route from Chase Park Plaza to MoBot, to William A. Kerr Foundation (banquet location).

Map below showing shuttle route from Chase Park Plaza to MoBot, to William A. Kerr Foundation (banquet location).


Accommodations

The Conference Hotel

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta

212 N. Kingshighway Blvd, Suite # 27
St. Louis, MO 63108

Rate: $199/night (valid until April 1, 2024)

Please use this booking link to make your reservations at our special rate: https://book.passkey.com/go/2024AnnualConference

Discounted overnight self-parking at $20 per vehicle

Shuttle service to the Missouri Botanical Garden, will pick up conference attendees from the Chase Park Plaza hotel.

In order to plan for transportation needs with shuttle services to and from the hotels, and to and from the banquet, your participation in our short Conference Survey is greatly appreciated.

Other Accommodation Options

Holiday Inn Express: St. Louis - Central West End

4630 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis, MO. 63108
Phone: 316-361-4900

Group Code: EBC
Group Block ID #109450

Booking deadline: Feb 22, 2024. The Holiday Inn Express will honor the rate for conference attendees who are planning on staying a few days longer (either before or after) the conference. Please contact Scott Dunn at sdunn@hiexpresscwe.com to coordinate your extended stay at the conference rate.

Room options:

  • 1 King Bed Standard: $169/night*
  • 2 Queen Beds Standard: $169/night*

*Breakfast included. Click here to book online.

Airbnbs near the Garden

There are affordable short-term rentals available near the Missouri Botanical Garden.