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Join us Monday, April 1 for the Kansas International Educators (KIE) Annual Conference at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. Immerse yourself in a wide range of sessions to explore the many facets of international education.

Your registration fee covers light morning refreshments and lunch on the day of the conference. Please note that lunch cannot be guaranteed if your registration is received after March 25, 2024.

Secure your spot by registering early at $40 per person (if received by March 17, 2024). For late and on-site registrations, the fee will be $45 per person. We look forward to welcoming you to this enriching conference.

Register for the KIE Conference!

Port of entry tour

As part of the conference this year, we will be including a tour of the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) port of entry at the Kansas City International Airport.

Due to space constraints at the port of entry, we must limit participation to 20 people maximum. The tour is only available to conference attendees and is not intended for students – only professional staff. Registrations will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

Please submit this form with the appropriate information (ID, legal name, and DOB) to register. The form will close once 20 people have signed up. Please direct questions to Brian Powers ( or Chie Austin (

Check-in will be outside the Capitol Federal Conference Center, located on the first floor of the Regnier Center (RC 101), on the Johnson County Community College campus.

The College is located at the southwest corner of College Boulevard and Quivira Road in Overland Park, Kansas. The main campus address is 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210.

View the JCCC campus map

View the Regnier Center map

  • Check-in for the conference begins at 8:45 a.m.
  • The welcome/opening session starts at 9:15 a.m.

There is no dress code for the conference. This is not a formal event, so feel free to dress casually and comfortably for the day. The conference center may be cool, so you may want a light jacket.

  • Light morning refreshments will include fruit, croissants, danishes, donut holes, muffins, water, orange juice, hot and iced tea, regular and decaf coffee.
  • Lunch will include vegetable lasagna, pesto grilled chicken and marinara baked penne, green beans, Caesar salad, garlic butter breadsticks, brownies, cookies, water, iced tea, regular and decaf coffee.

Refunds are generally not allowed since much of the registration cost is consumed by non-recoupable expenses, such as service fees and food orders that are confirmed and invoiced in advance.

There are a variety of lodging options available in Overland Park and the surrounding area. Explore hotels featured on the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce website.

Parking spots will be reserved in the Regnier Center parking garage.  In addition, JCCC has more than 5,000 free parking spaces in lots that surround the buildings on campus.

Discover your parking options.

For questions, contact Kim Steinmetz, Program Director, International and Immigrant Student Services, at or 913-469-8500, ext. 3164 or Alyssa Reed, KIE chair, at or 785-864-2298.