Cervantes Convention Center at America’s Center

ACPA22 will be held at the Cervantes Convention Center at America’s Center located in the heart of downtown St. Louis. The Cervantes Convention Center is named after the late businessman, promoter and Mayor of St. Louis, Alfonso J. Cervantes. Cervantes was Mayor of St. Louis from 1965 to 1973 and was known for his passion for the region, the power of his personality and penchant for getting things done. Cervantes spearheaded the original development of the convention center which first opened its doors in 1977.  Today the Cervantes Convention Center is part of the America’s Center Convention Complex, consisting of 502,000 square feet of exhibit and event space, a 28,000 square foot ballroom, 1,400 seat theater and 67,000 seat domed stadium.

The majority of ACPA22 activities, including all Educational Sessions, meetings, and many socials, will be held in the Cervantes Convention Center. In addition, receptions and other activities will be held in the Marriott St. Louis Grand.

These lists are not exhaustive. If there are locations or events you think should be added to this list, please let us know by emailing conventionprograms@acpa.nche.edu.

While in St. Louis


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