National Storytelling Network on Southwest Airlines®

Attendees who book their flight with NSN’s Official Summit Airline will receive an eight percent (8%) discount on Anytime & Business Select® fares and a two percent (2%) discount on select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel both to and from the event. Travelers who take advantage of this offer will also receive fifty percent (50%) bonus Rapid Rewards points.

Click here to take advantage of this offer! Company CID #99364285

(Alternatively, copy the following link into your web browser: CID #99364285)

Bookings must be made through our SWABIZ® account between February 15, 2018 and July 8, 2018. Travel must take place between July 22, 2018 and August 2, 2018. To receive bonus points Rapid Rewards numbers should be associated with each reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program visit

In addition to the benefits outlined above, Southwest is always proud to offer the following:

  • Bags fly free® (first two pieces of luggage)
  • No change or cancellation fees
  • No peak travel or fuel surcharges
  • World renowned Southwest service

To call to book a reservation, please contact 888-479-2249 (Monday through Friday, 5:00a.m. – 12:00a.m. CT).

To cancel or change a reservation or request a copy of a past receipt, please call 1-800-435-9792.

Hotel Information

Stay with us right where all the workshops will take place for ultimate convenience & networking!

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza
4445 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Reservations can be made either by phone at 1-800-810-3708 and letting the hotel staff know you’re with the National Storytelling Network and plan to attend the 2018 National Storytelling Summit or online by clicking the link below:

Click here to make your online reservation

The NSN room block is available from July 24 to July 31.

Room rates are $128.00 plus taxes for a single king or double queen bed room. The deadline for making your hotel reservations is July 5, 2018.


The Kansas City Marriott has parking available for free for those who are staying at the hotel. It is $7 per day for those not staying at the hotel.

No car is required while onsite though! Walk or shuttle a few blocks away to dozens of choices for meals according to your budget and preference…from soups, salads, and sandwiches to seafood, Chinese, Mexican and Kansas City’s internationally-known BBQ! Find your favorite fare at or

Get There By Air

Fly into Kansas City International Airport (MCI) – The airport is about 23 miles, or about 30 minutes drive from the conference hotel.


Get There By Train or Bus

Amtrak also has service to Kansas City, with its Union Station stop just 3 miles (about 7 minutes drive) away from the conference hotel.