Know Before You Go

Conference Hotel

Marriott St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63101
If you need to make any adjustments to your hotel reservation, please call 314-621-9600.  Marriott rewards members can take advantage of the express check-in through Marriott mobile app.  For more information, click here.

On-site Conference Registration Check-In Hours:

Monday, June 25            8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 26            8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27     7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 28         7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Registration Desk is located in the Majestic Ballroom Foyer of the Marriott St. Louis Grand.  

Parking

Overnight self-parking for hotel guests is offered at the discounted group rate of $14/night on hotel property. Overnight valet parking is $38/night. 

  • Discounted Standard Overnight Self-Parking: $14
  • There is no discount on overnight valet parking. Cost is $38
  • For daily parking, attendees will pay hourly rates.$1 per 20 minutes or fraction there of for the first hour
    • $1 per 30 minutes or fraction thereof for every hour thereafter
    • $10 max 1st 12 hours
    • $20 max upto 24 hours
    • $7 early bird - Monday through Friday in by 8 AM - out by 6:30PM

Getting to the Conference Hotel from the Airport

There are Ride Share (Uber and Lyft), Taxi, Shuttle, Trains, and public transportation options to get you from the airport to the Marriott. Visit conference.bbbs.org/explore-st-louis for details.

Internet Access

Complimentary internet access is available in the conference meeting space June 25– 29.
Network: Marriott_Conference
Password: BBBS2018 (case sensitive)

Conference Maps

Download the conference map here to find Registration, Workshop Rooms, General Sessions, and meal locations.

Exhibit Hall

This year's Exhibit Hall is sponsored by Bloomin’ Brands. Featured in this year's Exhibit Hall is the Comcast NBCUniversal Sharing Booth, available on June 27 and 28. The ZEN Technology Suite will have coffee and filtered water from June 26 - 28. Download the Exhibitor Map here.

Explore St Louis

If you wish to explore St. Louis during your downtime, check out the top things to do. Click here.

Special Events

June 26 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. the Cleveland Indians (7:05 PM)
If you purchased tickets to the baseball game through the Conference Registration System, your tickets will be available when you check in to pick up your conference badge at the Conference Registration Desk at the Marriott.  Busch Stadium is a 10-minute walk from the Marriott (group transportation is not being provided).  Be sure to show your Conference badge for a 20% discount off food at Cardinals National Restaurant in Busch Stadium.  Start Bar and Wheelhouse will also offer a 10% discount to attendees through the “show your badge” promotion on game night. They are located at 1000 Spruce St., a couple blocks from the Stadium.

June 27 - The Grand Center Crawl (6:00-10:00 PM)
The Grand Center Crawl will start at the Media Commons and end at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri for a night full of music, food, and beverages.  Shuttle service from the Marriott to Grand Center will run every 15-20 minutes from 5:30 to 7:00 PM on June 27. Pickup is located on St. Charles Street at the Marriott. Shuttle service back to the Sheraton will run regularly from 7:30 to 10:00 PM, leaving from Olive Street by the Media Commons. The last shuttle will leave Media Commons at 10 PM. Full details on the Grand Center Crawl are available at  www.conference.bbbs.org/grandcentercrawl. To download a map of the Grand Center Crawl locations, click here.

*RSVP to the Afterparty being hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri here.

June 28 - Awards Gala (5PM Reception and 6:30PM Gala)
If you are attending this year's National Awards Gala presented by Comcast NBCUniversal on Thursday, June 28, you will receive a ticket and one complimentary drink coupon. The attire for the Gala is business formal/cocktail. Seating is general seating for the exception of Award Winners, Corporate Partners, Speakers, and Conference Sponsors.

Nursing Moms

Nursing moms can collect a key from the Conference Registration desk in the Majestic Foyer for the Nursing Mom’s room.

Social and Virtual

This year's conference general sessions and Awards Gala will be livestreamed on Facebook Live on Workplace. On BBBSA’s public Facebook page, there will also be off-stage interviews and other special events featured throughout the conference. Stay tuned for links and the schedule on the conference website.

Be sure to use #BBBSTogether on your social medial posts, and check the program book for details on how to win a free registration to the 2019 BBBSA National Conference and a special gift package from ALEX AND ANI.

Stay updated and get connected with Workplace by Facebook. Join the 2018 National Conference Group by downloading the app or learn more at connect.bbbs.org/workplace.