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2017 GSEA US National Finals

6-8 March 2017

Kansas City, Missouri


The top 25 students from the local US competitions will compete for the top spot to represent the US at the GSEA Global Finals in Frankfurt, Germany.


Competition Venue

Kauffman Foundation Conference Center

4801 Rockhill Road

Kansas City, MO 64110


Agenda (subject to change)

Monday, 6 March 2017

9am-12pm Local Kansas City GSEA competition (optional) Kauffman Center
2pm – 6pm Opening General Session (open and optional) & Student Forum Training Session (students only) Kauffman Center
6pm – 9:30pm Welcome Reception and Dinner (open for all) Lidia’s Kansas City


Tuesday, 7 March 2017

7:30 – 8:30am Breakfast Kauffman Center
8:30am 12pm Semi-Final Competition (25 students) Kauffman Center
12 – 1pm Lunch and Announcement of finalists Kauffman Center
2-5pm Final Round Competition (5 students) Kauffman Center
6:30pm – 10 Reception and Awards Dinner Boulevard Brewery


Hotel Accommodations

Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza

401 Ward Parkway | Kansas City, MO 64112

Tel: 816.756.1500

Group Rate: US$169 + tax (includes wifi)


To book your room:
Call-in Reservation: +1.866.856.9717
Reference the Entrepreneurs Organization for the preferred rate
Online Reservation:
Group Code: EON


The deadline to reserve your room is 10 February 2017. Cancellations: Please cancel 48 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid a one night plus room and tax penalty. Bookings: Must reserve with a valid major credit card. One night room and tax will be charged a day prior to arrival.


All students will be staying at the Intercontinental Kansas City at the Plaza and will be sharing rooms with other competitors, as arranged and paid for by EO Global. Any judges and guests who wish to stay at the hotel must book their own accommodation and can do so at the below link.

Guest Registration

We welcome all guests, business partners and family members at the GSEA US Nationals in Kansas City. Due to costs associated with operating this event, anyone who is NOT a student competitor or a judge must register here to access the venue for any portion of the event. We have made several pricing options available to accommodate needs. Registrations may be changed up until 27 February, but are final from that point on and will not be refunded. Please send any questions to and we will respond within 48 business hours.


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