FAQ

What is the Ability Summit?

The Midwest Ability Summit is collaboration between several metro-wide organizations. Our purpose is to create a truly metro-wide ability expo for those with disabilities and older adults, their families, caregivers, healthcare professionals and as an educational opportunity for the entire Greater Kansas City community and surrounding areas.

Who will be there?

The Midwest Ability Summit is a resource for persons with disabilities, their families and/or caregivers, and healthcare professionals. In 2018, there were approximately 1200-1500 attendees, 125 organizations, businesses and artists with disabilities exhibiting their products or services. Professionals were offered up to 4 FREE continuing education hours of clinical education.

Why is there an event?

With approximately 1200 attendees in 2018, the Midwest Ability Summit is an opportunity to share you product or services to many people in one location!

Who is the target audience for the event?

The Midwest Ability Summit attendees include all ages, all disabilities, their families/caregivers and professionals who work with individuals with disabilities. In 2018 approximately 1200 attended the summit.

When is the 2020 Mid-West Ability Summit

Saturday, August 29, 2020
10:00-4:00

Where is The Summit?

Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211

What are the deadlines for sponsorship and exhibitors?

2020 Deadlines

Coming soon.


2019 Deadlines

Sponsors at Silver level or higher must have completed their online registration (payment is not required by this deadline) by June 1, 2019 to have your company logo on the event flyer/poster. Sponsors can sign up after this date, but will not be guaranteed inclusion on the flyer/poster for the event.

Sponsors at Silver level or higher who would like to present CEU presentation, must notify organizer by June 1, 2019. Time slots are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

All registrations should be completed online by July 26, 2019 to be guaranteed your company name is included in the event program.

Payment is due by August 19, 2019. All cancellations must be submitted by email. Booth fees are non-refundable.

What is the booth size?

All exhibitors receive 10’ x 10’ booth with 6’ table, 2 chairs and company signage. Additional booth space is available for an additional fee. Booth size listed is Main Hall. Mobility Hall space is based on sponsorship level.

How can I get electricity at my booth?

Electricity is available for $75 via the Overland Park Convention Center. To sign up for electricity, please CLICK HERE.
Please note you do not need a booth number to sign up. There is an additional charge if you sign up for electricity the week of the event.

What are the exhibitors rates?

For more information on exhibitor rates please go HERE

What are the sponsorship rates?

For more information about sponsorship rates please CLICK HERE.

What is the schedule for the day?

2019 Demonstrations

10:30-11 – KanSEED
11:15-11:45 – Happy Wheels
12:00-12:30 – Canine Companions for Independence
1-1:30 – Tamashii Black Belt Academy
1:45-2:15 – Ms Wheelchair Kansas
2:15-2:45 – Ms Wheelchair Missouri

2019 Adapted Sports Demonstrations

10-12:30 – Power Soccer
1-3:30 – KC Revolution Wheelchair Rugby
10:00-12:30 – Wheelchair Basketball
1-3:30 – La Crosse
All Day – Tennis USTA Heart of America

Can I Volunteer?

Yes! CLICK HERE to sign up to volunteer.

Is there a map of the space?

View the map by clicking HERE.

Is this a FREE event?

The Mid-West Ability Summit is free to the public. If you are interested in bringing a booth please go HERE

Where do I park?

We encourage you to park in the surface lot behind the convention center. There is accessible parking in the garage.

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I would like to present a CEU Presentation

Sponsors at Silver level or higher who would like to present CEU presentation, must notify organizer by June1, 2019. Time slots are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

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Our Vision

The Midwest Ability Summit (formerly the Kansas City Ability Expo) is collaboration between several metro-wide organizations and planned by an all volunteer committee.

Our purpose is to create a truly metro-wide ability expo for those with disabilities and older adults, their families, caregivers, healthcare professionals and as an educational opportunity for the entire Greater Kansas City community.

At the Ability Summit, resources will be provided for all of these groups, ranging from educational seminars, to booths for service providers who provide products or services to the disabled community, to booths featuring governmental and not-for-profit agencies. In addition, there will be adaptive sports, exercise and recreational demonstrations.

The focus of the expo is to have a “one-stop” opportunity for persons with disabilities, their caregivers/families and/or professionals who serve persons with disabilities to gain information about valuable resources and products. Attendees will have an opportunity to explore the booths, talk to representatives and trial equipment.

Our goal is to bring together persons with disabilities and the organizations, the products, resources and programs and artists with disabilities to assist with leading full and productive lives.

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