Building Partnerships through Community Connections Agenda

Building pARTnerships through Community Connections

April 23-25, 2015  •

Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Telephone (816) 531-3000  • KC Marriott Country Club Plaza Website


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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015   

8:00am - 5:00pm


2nd Floor

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Wine & Beer Reception for All Attendees

Brookside Foyer




8:00am– 5:00pm

Registration & Hospitality

2nd Floor

8:00am - 8:30am


Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30am - 8:45am

Welcome and Performance


Grand Ballroom DEFG

8:45am – 10:15am

Keynote Speaker

Julia Fabris McBride, VP, Kansas Leadership Center

Amanda Cebula, Director of Project Development, Kansas Leadership Center

Grand Ballroom

10:15am – 10:45am


Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:45am - 12:00

Breakout Session Group A

Second Floor

12:15pm - 1:45pm

Lunch and Performance

Grand Ballroom (DE)

2:00pm - 3:15pm

Breakout Session Group B

Second Floor

3:15pm - 3:30pm


Grand Ballroom Foyer

3:30pm - 4:45pm

Breakout Session Group C

2nd Floor


Gather in Lobby for walk to Host Event


6:00pm - 8:00pm

Welcome Host Event

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


9:00pm - 11:00pm

Dessert and "open mic" artist sharing

Brookside/Ground floor



FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015 

8:00am – 12:00pm


2nd Floor

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast and Performance

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 am - 10:15am

Keynote Speaker

Jane Chu, NEA Chair

Grand Ballroom DEFG

10:15am -10:30am

Break Grand Ballroom Foyer

10:30am – 11:45am

Breakout Session Group D

Second Floor

12:00am – 1:00pm

Buffet Lunch for Site Visit Attendees

Grand Ballroom Foyer

1:15pm – 5:00pm

Site Visits

(Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz District, Nelson/Kemper Musuems)



Friday Evening

Free time with options for dinner and entertainment




SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015   



Continental Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Foyer



Grand Ballroom DEFG

9:15am - 10:45am

Breakout Session Group E

Second Floor

10:45am - 11:30am

Break and Wrap-up

Grand Ballroom





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