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Volunteers for the ILR are always welcome! If you’d like to help out, please complete the registration and we will be in touch with you with details about how you can help.

2023 International Utility Locate Rodeo Preferred Hotel

December 6th & 7th, 2023

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center

Book your stay after March 1, 2023 by calling the Oasis & Convention Center at 417-866-5253 and reference the MCGA Summit and International Utility Locate Rodeo.

Lock in your stay before November 13, 2023 to qualify for our group rate.

Additional Hotel Options Offerings Near The International Locate Rodeo Location:


Courtyard by Marriott – 3527 West Kearney – 417-869-6700

 Fairfield Inn & Suites Springfield North - 2455 N Glenstone Ave, Springfield, MO - (417) 833-9599

Holiday Inn (Closest to the Host Hotel) – 2720 North Glenstone Ave. – 417-865-8600

Comfort Inn – 2815 North Glenstone Ave. – 417-869-8246

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – 3050 Kentwood Ave. – 417-708-4699

Things to do while you’re in Springfield

Springfield Area Guide

The guide contains restaurants, attractions, and coupon information. Digital access and booklets are available for attendees.


Attendees have digital and print access to a Wonders of Wildlife coupon and over 25 restaurant and attraction coupons!  

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to volunteer?

It is free to volunteer. Hotel stay and travel costs are the responsibility of the volunteer.

Can I sign up to volunteer for a specific position?

Yes, although it is not guaranteed. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

Will the competitive events include all types of utility facilities?

No. But water, natural gas, power, and telecommunications will be involved.

Will volunteers have to sign a liability release?

Yes. Waivers will be available on site and must be completed as part of the on site registration process in order to volunteer.

How many volunteers can come from a single company?

There is no limitation on volunteers by company.

Will a paramedic be on the grounds?

First Aid kits and EMTs will be on site.

Will a concession stand be set up with soft drinks and food?

No. But competitors, visitors, and volunteers will be provided with snacks and drinks. Lunch will be provided.

When do I need to check-in for the Rodeo?

All volunteers must check in on Thursday evening – December 8, 2022, at 6:30 PM with the ILR Planning Committee. STAND BY FOR MEETING LOCATION DETAILS.

More information will follow on the check-in event and location.

All volunteers must register through this website. A volunteer meeting will take place on the evening of December 8 at the check-in event. Stand by for additional details or contact the ILR planning committee. Please plan travel plans accordingly. Traffic and weather events may cause serious delays at the airport and to the hotel.

What about parking at the Rodeo grounds?

All competitors and volunteers will be shuttled to and from the Hotel. Volunteers may drive separately, but there is very limited parking available. If you choose to drive separately, please consider carpooling with other volunteers.

If you did not find your answer here or elsewhere on our website, feel free to contact us at info@locaterodeo.net with your specific questions.

Is Personal Protective Equipment required to be a volunteer?

YES. Bring the same PPE your company would require on a jobsite. This includes proper footwear, hard hat, and high visibility garments. Dress appropriately for the weather we will be experiencing that week.

If you did not find your answer here or elsewhere on our website, feel free to contact us at
rocky.harris@cityutilities.net with your specific questions.