October 8-10 at Hangar 9

Big Kansas City is:

Founders, designers, developers, investors and the like Converging on the Midwest for two and a half days Sharing ideas, co-creating experiences, and inspiring altered landscapes

"One of the top conferences to attend for entrepreneurs" - Forbes

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Who will be there

For the entrepreneur, the corporate innovator, the college student. Whether you're building a business, strengthening foundations, or choosing your career path.

Previous attendees include...

Speaker Lineup

Neil Blumenthal

@NeilBlumenthal Warby Parker

Neil loves helping people see. He is co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a lifestyle brand offering designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while distributing a pair of glasses to someone in need for every pair sold.

Kimberly Bryant

@6Gems Black Girls Code

Founder and Executive Director of Black Girls Code. Empowering young women of color ages 7-17, Black Girls Code helps them to embrace the current tech marketplace as builders + creators.

John Wirtz

@jmwirtz Hudl

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Hudl, a software company that helps millions of athletes and coaches analyze and share videos.

Mike Johnston

@mikeslessons mikeslessons.com

Founder of MikesLessons.com. Mike helped to pioneer the online music lesson marketplace. From his basement on YouTube, to a website, to his own facility hosting international drum camps.

Soraya Darabi

@sorayadarabi Zady

Co-Founder of Zady, a lifestyle destination for conscious consumers. Zady helps your friends look stylish while feeling good about the clothes they are wearing. Also co-founder of Foodspotting, acquired by Open Table in 2013.

Maxine Bedat

@maxinebedat Zady

Co-Founder of Zady, a lifestyle destination for conscious consumers. Sharing creators' stories and facilitating a connection to our things and each other. Also co-founder and executive director of The Bootstrap Project.

Marissa Sackler

@marissasackler Beespace

Founder and President of Beespace, a nonprofit incubator launching the next generation of influential organizations.

Eric Schweikardt

@modrobotics Modular Robotics

Founder and CEO of Modular Robotics. Local manufacturing! Robot toys to help kids gain intuitions about complexity, patterns, and emergence.

Kimber Lockhart

@kimber_lockhart One Medical Group

VP of Engineering at One Medical Group - fixing the healthcare system. Founder of Increo acquired by Box, where she became the Senior Director of Web App Engineering.

Gary Shaprio

@GaryShapiro Consumer Electronics Association

CEO of Consumer Electronics Association producers of CES. Author of Ninja Innovation and The Comeback.

Marc Hemeon

@hemeon hemeon.com

Co-founder of 5 companies. Led design at Oakley, digg, Youtube and currently at Google X. Harnessing the powers of ADHD for good.

Jason Zone Fisher

@JZFish jasonzonefisher.com

TV Host, producer and brand spokesman for MTV, Nickelodeon, Big Ten, CNBC, Skype, Gillette, among many others. Thrilled to be hosting Big Kansas City for the second year in a row.

Get your tickets

Early Bird

$399
July 9th, 2014 11am CST
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General Admission

$499
July 17th, 2014 11am CST
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Last Chance

$599
September 19th, 2014 11am CST
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8:00pm Opening Party at Missouri Bank Presented by the Kauffman Foundation (Open to the public)
8:30am Registration and Breakfast‎
9:00am Morning Presentations
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm Afternoon Presentations
6:00pm Presentations Conclude
8:00pm The Middle Party Presented by Sprint (Exclusive to badge holders)
9:00am Registration and Breakfast‎
9:30am Morning Presentations
12:30pm Lunch Provided by DST Systems
2:00pm Afternoon Presentations
5:00pm Presentations Conclude
5:05pm Happy Hour (Exclusive to badge holders)
8:00pm Closing Party Presented by Polsinelli (Open to the public)

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Returning to Hangar9

Located in Hangar 9 at Kansas City’s Charles Wheeler Downtown Airport, the National Airline History Museum is the nation’s premiere commercial aviation museum, commemorating the development of commercial aviation and providing a home for Big Kansas City.


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Behind the scenes

Big Kansas City is produced by SPN.

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