Your visit to Kansas City and the National Docent Symposium 2022 starts with registration. This tutorial will help you navigate the registration process.

Museums are welcome to send up to four representatives, one of whom may be a staff member (past and current NDS Council members and presenters are not included in that total). Registration opens for Council members and presenters on Jan. 24, 2022; registration for all other participants opens Feb. 8, 2022. Registration for the 2022 National Docent Symposium closes Aug. 26, 2022.

Before you register, be sure to check out the online descriptions of pre-tours, breakout sessions, and Sunday Afternoon Out workshops to help you make your choices. 

Information and a link to the Intercontinental Hotel can be found at the end of the registration screens and on this website. 

Make sure you also note our Covid and cancellation policies.

Look at what your Symposium schedule might look like on the Program webpage!

Traveling with a guest?  Check out our page of information and activities for traveling companions

We look forward to seeing you in Kansas City in September! The Symposium planning team is working hard to create a fun and rewarding experience for docents.


Getting Ready to register?  Click on the image below to read the tutorial with helpful information!

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Questions?  Please refer to the information below to assist you in directing your questions to the appropriate resource:

Contact The Nelson-Atkins box office at 816-751-1278, 9:00 - 5:00 CST

  • To make changes to your registration ( pretours, sessions, etc ), including: adding, removing and changing your selections
  • Help with payments and refunds

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  They will be able to help with:

  • Hotel questions
  • Transportation issues and questions
  • Meals
  • Session information


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Thursday, September 15: noon to 4 pm, Ballroom (B) level
Friday, September 16: 8 am to 7 pm, Ballroom (B) level
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