After the unfortunate cancelation of last year’s planned Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference due to the pandemic, we’re looking forward to reviewing old friendships with like-minded enthusiasts.

  Coming this spring - June 9–12, 2022 – the Kansas City Cactus and Succulent Society will resume hosting this biennial event. As in previous years, this in-person conference will feature vendors, speakers, auction, banquet, and socializing at the Stoney Creek Inn in Independence, Missouri – a new and spacious hotel and conference center.
  Special room rates for conference attendees will be offered by the host hotel where all conference activities and the banquet will take place. The Stoney Creek Inn’s convenient location just east of Kansas City on I-70 provides easy access to travelers, and it is nearby outside dining options, shopping, and other attractions in Kansas City and historic Independence. The site of the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, Independence is also home to several other points of interest that will appeal to history buffs.


Of course, Kansas City, itself, has many attractions for those who want to pair the conference with tourist activities. There are activities in Kansas City for every taste – and yes, the Royals will be in town, playing a four-game series against Baltimore!

  Planned events for the Biennial Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference, itself, include an opening night reception, plant and pottery sale, raffle, silent auction, banquet, and entertaining speakers. Several well-known cactus and succulent experts are looking forward to appearing and giving two talks each. 

Beautiful and functional pots will be available from three pottery studios.

Conference information will be updated as available. 

Registration form HERE.

These travel and educational presentations are a great way to vicariously visit remote corners of the globe with an expert guide and learn about their exotic flora. We can also count on our sale vendors to tempt us with unusual plant specimens that we may rarely see in local nurseries and succulent friendly, hand-made artisan pottery.
​  As the Kansas City Cactus and Succulent Society prepares to resume the in-person conferences that we’ve enjoyed in years past, we hope that other enthusiasts will mark their calendars for June 9–12 in 2022. Club members, our presenters and our vendors are looking forward to seeing you!

Save the Date! Biennial Mid-States Cactus and Succulent Conference June 9–12, 2022