Salina, Kansas
August 21 – 22, 2019

Salina and Tech Forum Venue

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - Opening Reception and Registration

You are invited to an opening reception at the Tony's Pizza Events Center. Enjoy cocktails and jazz as you meet your fellow attendees. This is a prime networking opportunity and conversations can continue over dinner in town.

Thursday, August 22 - Tech Forum and Registration

The 2019 Tech Forum is located in the Tony's Pizza Events Center in Salina, Kansas.

Event Location Information

Tony's Pizza Events Center
800 The Midway
Salina, KS 67401
GENERAL TELE: 1-785-826-7200

Hotel Room Block - ALMOST SOLD OUT

Hilton Garden Inn
3320 South 9th Street
Salina, Kansas, 67401, USA
TEL: +1-785-309-0440

Special rooms rates are available for $94 for Tech Forum attendees. To take advantage of this special rate make your reservation online at Hilton Garden Inn and enter the block code, UAS or call the hotel reservations department directly at 785-309-0440. To receive the special rate you must make your reservation on or before August 7th.

Additional Hotel Options

Hampton Inn Salina
401 W Schilling Rd
Salina, KS 67401

To make a reservation call (785) 823-8900 and ask for the government rate of $94.00, please reference the UAS Tech Forum.

Holiday Inn
3145 S 9th St
Salina, KS 67401

To make a reservation call (785) 404-6767, king rooms available at a rate of $129.99, please reference the UAS Tech Forum.

Getting to Salina - Recommendations

Fly into Salina

You can fly directly into Salina Regional Airport (KSLN). United Airlines provides daily flights to Salina Airport with connections in Chicago, IL (ORD) and Denver, CO (DEN). Ridesharing, rental cars, and taxis are available at the Salina Airport.

Fly into Wichita

You may also fly into the Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT). The Wichita Airport is approximately 96 miles from Salina. Airport Shuttle, Car Service, Limo, Taxi, rental car, and rideshare services are all available to get you to Salina.

About Tony's Pizza Events Center

TONY'S® Pizza Events Center is located in Salina, Kansas and is composed of a newly renovated 6,500+ seat multipurpose arena and Heritage Hall, an 18,000 square foot convention space. Nicknamed Mid-America's Meeting Place, the Tony's Pizza Events Center provides central Kansas a place to meet, play and experience events that enhance living-in and visiting the City of Salina.

The City of Salina is the primary owner of the Tony's Pizza Events Center. Spectra Venue Management manages the Tony's Pizza Events Center as well as more than 125 other public assembly facilities around the world.

Welcome to Salina

Being located near the geographic center of the United States has a lot of advantages for business. Nestled at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135, Salina, Kansas, offers businesses here easy access to a highly skilled and educated workforce of more than 213,000 and 45 million consumers within a single day’s drive.

Businesses here enjoy outstanding connectivity and endless shipping options. Trucks can be on the highway in minutes from any location in Salina. Air cargo and freight services are available at the Salina Regional Airport, and a connection to the Union Pacific main line right in town, products and raw materials can be shipped by rail anywhere in the western two-thirds of the country and elsewhere with intermodal options. Salina’s railroad connections also open up international markets to businesses from deep water ports on the West Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico.

Salina enjoys a diverse economy that includes several manufacturing interests both large and small, a strong agricultural economy that supplies local food processors and beverage makers and creates strong demand for industries such as agricultural equipment manufacturing. Kansas is also poised to become a leader in alternative energies, particularly solar and wind. Salina is ready to support new businesses in these and other sectors with a business-friendly environment and attractive incentives that offer significant cost savings.

Salina, Kansas, also offers a safe, accessible, and connected community with a comfortable lifestyle for families and young professionals alike. The downtown area is the heart of Salina and is changing fast in support of its vibrant and growing community. Residents here enjoy a low cost of living and access to quality healthcare. Our K-12 schools provide an outstanding curriculum and with both a community college and university in town, higher educational opportunities abound.

Kiplinger recently named Salina as the 9th cheapest place to live in America with populations under 50,000.

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