We look forward to greeting you in Kansas City!
To help you prepare for your trip, here’s some information you’ll find helpful.
New this year
Apprentices will take the written test (one of their required events for the competition) on Friday, October 14 from 1:30pm – 5:00pm at the Overland Park Convention Center, Courtyard room (lower level).
All badges will be picked up on-site. Registration opens on Thursday at 10am in the exhibition hall foyer at the Overland Park Convention Center.
Safety Conference Hours
Wednesday, October 12 - 8:00am – 4:00pm
Thursday, October 13 – 8am – 12:00pm
Thursday, October 13 - 10:00am – 5:00pm
Friday, October 14 - 8:00am – 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday, October 13 - Noon – 5:00pm
Friday, October 14 - 9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday, October 15 – 7:00am – 5:00pm
Badges: Your badge is your admission. Please wear it at all times while onsite at the convention center.
Taxis: Taxi fare is approximately $25 (one way) from the airport to the Convention Center. The trip is 7 miles and takes approximately 15-20 minutes.
Parking: Parking at the Overland Park Convention Center is free. Parking at the Rodeo grounds is limited. We suggest that you utilize the bus transportation that is provided from the host hotels for the event. Bus schedules are posted at each hotel.
Dress Code: The dress code for the International Lineman’s Rodeo is casual attire. The mornings in Kansas City in October are cool. We suggest you bring a light sweater or jacket the day of the rodeo competition.
Kansas City Weather Conditions: In mid-October weather conditions in Kansas City vary heavily. The average temperatures are in the 70s for the highs and 40s for the lows(F).
Friday, October 14
Friday Night Barbecue & Trade Night, Overland Park Convention Center, 6 pm – 10pm
Trade rodeo wearables and souvenirs with other attendees and enjoy a BBQ dinner catered by Jack Stack Barbecue one of Kansas City’s famous barbecue restaurants.
Saturday, October 15
Awards Banquet, Overland Park Convention Center, 7:00 pm – 10:30pm
Come find and enjoy a prime rib dinner and find out who the Best of the Best is at the awards banquet on Saturday evening. Scores will be tallied and winners will be announced that evening at approximately 7:30pm.