Business Equality Conference

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Name: Business Equality Conference
Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
We apologize but registration has closed for the Conference. A limited number of day of registrations will be accepted at the door beginning at 8:15 am on Thursday. If you are interested in registering at the door, please email Josh Strodtman at

The Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the fifth annual
Business Equality Conference on Thursday, October 6th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.   

The theme of the 2016 Business Equality Conference is "Connecting Passion to Product".  Once again, a number of local, regional and national leaders will share their knowledge and experiences on important topics. This year's presenters include:

Keynote Speakers 
Judy Dlugacz
President and Founder of Olivia Cruise Lines
Mitchell Gold
Co-Founder of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams: Classic Modern Home Furnishings

Afternoon Plenary Speaker 
Joyce Layman
Connector, Author and Speaker
Creating a Connecting Advantage

Breakout Presenters 
Kyle Danner
Family Business Advisor
When Fear Stands Between You and Your Passion
Gillian M. Power
Chief Information Officer, Lathrop & Gage LLP
Transitions in the Key of C: Reflections on Gender Transition in the C-Suite
Thomas Sanchez & Anthony Shop
Co-Founders of Social Driver
Leveraging Supplier Diversity for Sustained Growth
Terri S. Turner
Business Writer & Marketing Strategist
TST Business Strategies, LLC and EnCorps45
Distinctly You - Developing Your Power Positioning Statement
Sam Murphy & Wendy Doyle
External Affairs Lead, Chemistry, Monsanto Company
President & CEO, Women's Foundation
Strategizing for Equality in the Civic and Corporate Spaces
Matthew W. Marcus
Executive Director, Kansas City Startup Foundation
Kansas City: On Track to Becoming the "Most Entrepreneurial City in America".

The Conference will conclude with an opportunity to mingle, discuss and network with other conference attendees prior to the
October B2B Network which will also be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
Mid-America GLCC Members can attend the conference for only $75 and Non-Members can attend for $125.  Register early and secure your seat today!

Due to the Federal Reserve Bank's security policy, you must pre-register to attend the conference.

Please pre-register by clicking on the register button at the top of the page. Please note that registration closes Monday, October 3rd at noon.

2016 Business Equality Conference Co-Chairs:

Jim Giles, Director of Council and Community Relations in the Kansas City, Missouri Office of Mayor Sly James

Adam Gebhardt, KC Experience Marketing Manager, Cerner Corporation

The Mid-America GLCC is a proud affiliate of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce.
Event Media:
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
1 Memorial Drive
Kansas City, MO 64198
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, October 6th
8:15 am - 9 am Registration
9 am - 5 pm Conference
5 pm - Networking Reception
Contact Information:
Josh Strodtman
$75 for Members
$125 for Non-Members
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