ATTEND THE LUNCHEON ON DECEMBER 14
Click below for more information about:
- Reserve your sponsorship ($200 – $10,000) on-line (link)
- Purchase individual tickets ($60 – $85) on-line (link)
- Download Sponsorship information(pdf)
- Creative Spirit of Downtown KC Exhibit and How to Participate (pdf)
Contact Ann Holliday, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Imagine a Downtown Campus for the Arts with more than 600 music, dance and art students studying, performing, living and playing in Downtown. Imagine a campus that embraces some of Kansas City’s most respected cultural institutions, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the UMKC Conservatory of Music & Dance, the Kansas City Art Institute and others. Imagine the possibilities… and their beneficial impact on Downtown.
The Downtown Council’s 2012 Annual Luncheon will focus on a Vision for a Downtown Arts Campus, one of the Chamber’s Big 5 initiatives and its related economic development for the Conservatory, UMKC and Downtown Kansas City. Now in its 107th year, the Conservatory is internationally recognized as a center for artistic excellence, innovation and engagement. The Conservatory is a vital player at home in America’s Creative Crossroads, where the internationally heralded openings of the Kauffman Center and the Todd Bolender Center for Dance & Creativity raised the bar for Downtown just last year.
- Employers, entrepreneurs, civic leaders, business owners, property owners, elected officials, innovators, educators, artists, decision-makers interested in the future of Downtown
- DTC members and prospects, their colleagues, associates, clients and vendors
- Area university students
- Leo Morton, Chancellor, University of Missouri Kansas City
- Warren Erdman, Executive Vice President Administration & Corporate Affairs, Kansas City Southern
- Vision for a Downtown Arts Campus: A Conversation: Arts and civic leaders will discuss the vision and beneficial impacts of a Downtown Arts Campus. Thought leaders will include:
- Presentation of the J. Philip Kirk, Jr. Award in Recognition of Community Vision and Downtown Stewardship to Shirley Bush Helzberg and announcement of the 2012 Urban Hero Award recipients, honoring small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals who are improving the quality and diversity of life Downtown. We will also celebrate our Urban Heroes at a special event on Thursday, December 13, from 5-7 p.m. at the Folly Theater. Click here for more information.
- Prior to the luncheon, guests will participate in the Creative Spirit of Downtown KC Exhibit. More than 50 booth spaces will highlight new developments, creative businesses and the arts of Downtown Kansas City.
We appreciate the support of our sponsors (as of 10/22/12):
Andrews McMeel Universal
Bank of America
Bryan Cavbe LLP
Centric Projects, LLC
City Center Square
Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City
el dorado inc
Hallmark Cards, Inc
Kansas City Ballet
Kansas Convention & Visitors Association
Kansas City Power & Light District
Kansas City, Missouri Department of Parks & Recreation
Lewis Rice & Fingersh
Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP
Thomas McGee, LC
UMKC Intercollegiate Athletics
The Arts Asylum
Crossroads Academy of Kansas City
Full Employment Council, Inc.
Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Mid-America Arts Alliance
This event is produced by Evenergy Events & Sponsorship, www.evenergy.com