No Bland Speeches. No Boring Sessions. No BS.

The unconference directed by you. August 21, 2014 at Union Station.

Powered by The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Think Big Partners

Picture a conference.

Now picture the exact opposite.

Nothing determined. No expectations. The Unconference simply provides the backdrop and opportunity for creativity and collisions. iKC: The Unconference returns in 2014 with the unique open-format to facilitate conversations and collaboration. Attend the only conference in Kansas City where the agenda, format and topics are completely directed by you. When you make the agenda, every session pertains to you. Anticipate the unexpected. Speak the unscripted. Attend the unconference.

Schedule

7:30 AM

Registration

8:30 AM

Welcome remarks from Mayor Sly James & Congressman Kevin Yoder

8:45 AM

Agenda Creation & Voting presented by Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

10:00 AM

Unconference Session 1

11:15 AM

Unconference Session 2

12:15 PM

Lunch and Exhibits Open presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of KC

1:30 PM

Keynote Address by Andy White of VegasTechFund & Downtown Project followed by Q&A

2:45 PM

Unconference Session 3

3:55 PM

Unconference Synthesis presented by H&R Block

4:10 PM

State of Entrepreneurship Address by KCSourcelink

4:45 PM – 6:00 PM

Closing Reception and Exhibits Open

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Silicon Prairie Awards at Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland

The UnMentor Program

The UnMentor Program presented by Hallmark will have meetings throughout the day. See the UnMentors and sign up to meet one-on-one with a local expert.

Complimentary Parking

Complimentary parking provided HCA Midwest is available in the four-level garage located on the west side of Union Station. Access via Broadway Street and tell the parking attendant you are with iKC: The Unconference.

Snacks & Coffee

During breaks, take advantage of complimentary snacks provided by Lathrop & Gage, LLP and stop by Parisi Bros for a specialty coffee drink provided by Google Fiber.

Submit your own session topics

"How to approach investors, what they are looking for, what are the main ideas/concepts to focus on while pitching your idea, etc."

− Startup Services

"What can the Kansas City startup community to do leverage the tech advancements being made in the city?"

− Kansas City Entrepreneurship

"Tools and practices to show and tell your startup’s story in your brand and messaging for best marketing tactics."

− Marketing / Public Relations / Social Media

Don’t just take our word for it

The Unconference was quite possibly the most valuable conference I’ve ever attended. Thanks @iKC2013!

- Mike Bosch

Had a great time today at Really enjoyed the unconference style! Thanks @thinkbigKCfor putting it together! Really well done!

- Rodrigo Neri

@iKC2013 I really enjoyed the session on company culture and morale. Learned a lot from some really experienced leaders!

- Mikki Burcher

Thanks to our awesome sponsors!

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H&R Block

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Hallmark

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Blue KC

edc

Economic Development Corporation

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Sprint

dst

DST Systems

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JE Dunn Construction

lathrop-gage

Lathrop & Gage

hca

HCA Midwest Health System

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Garmin

cbiz

CBIZ

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Kansas City Chiefs

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McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips

att

AT&T

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Mazuma Credit Union

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Google Fiber

umb

UMB

spn

Silicon Prairie News

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Mothership KC

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Moose Labs

avila

Avila University

union-station

Union Station

park

Park University

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turnstone

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