Kansas City to host summit on “the New American City” Dec. 3-4November 8, 2012 by Michael Stacy
A swarm of mayors, business executives and other civic-minded leaders from across the United States and Canada will descend on Kansas City Dec. 3-4 for the CityAge Summit on the New American City, a conference exploring the future of American cities and their role in building a strong economy and healthy society. The event will take place the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts.
The speaker lineup is littered with leaders from the private and public sectors, including a handful whose exploits we have covered here on Silicon Prairie News: Brad Feld, managing director of Foundry Group; Milo Medin, vice president of Access services for Google; Jase Wilson, CEO of Neighbor.ly; Kirk Hasenzahl, president of RareWire; Sly James, the mayor of Kansas City, Mo. and Joe Reardon, the mayor of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.
James said he’s eager for his city to play host to a summit on what he calls “the key to a prosperous American future.”
“Kansas City is investing in the future of our city and our business leaders and civic leaders will have a chance to tell our story on December 3 and 4,” James said in a release. “We will also have an opportunity to meet the investors, entrepreneurs and city builders who are creating new business opportunities and partnerships both in America and around the world.”
On the summit’s website, organizers provide additional insight into what the two-day event will entail:
CityAge is a platform for dialogue, designed to amplify new ideas in business, government and society. We hold events across North America to explore and develop the partnerships between business, decision makers and thought leaders who are building our 21st-Century’s urban future.
Several ticket options are available and can be purchased online. Earlybird passes are available through Friday and cost $495 for public sector and $695 for private sector. The conference also recently announced an offer for professionals under the age of 30 to earn a free ticket by helping spread the word about the conference.