The largely anticipated inaugural Big Kansas City Conference is finally upon us. In November, Silicon Prairie News announced that the Big Series, which consisted of Big Omaha since 2009 and Big Des Moines, previously Thinc Iowa, since 2012, would be adding Big Kansas City on March 26-28. The event is finally here Twentyseven Global is looking forward to attending the event.
Silicon Prairie News, producers of the Big Series, recently released a full list of speakers as well as a detailed, comprehensive schedule. The estimated 400 entrepreneurs, investors and builders attending the event will hear inspiring stories of innovation from Scott Harrison, charity: water; Alexis Ohanian, Reddit; Dan Martell, Clarity; Micah Baldwin, Graphic.ly; Bart Stein, Stamped; Bo Fishback, Zaarly; Rachel Brooks, Citizen Made; Amy Jo Martin, Digital Royalty; Adam Wilson, Sphero; Ryan Downs, Proxibid; Mike Macadaan, Science Inc.; Dhani Jones, Bow Tie Cause; Jamie Wong, Vayable; Abhi Nemani, Code for America; Dan Hesse, Sprint; and Jason Zone Fisher, In the Zone Productions.
Aside from listening to these prestigious entrepreneurs and innovators, attendees will have the opportunity to network at one of the many parties and enjoy a screening of the new film “Silicon Prairie: America’s New Internet Economy”
Below is a detailed schedule of what to expect at the conference. For more information, visit BigKansasCity.co.
P.S. Watch for a special news announcement from Twentyseven Global this week during Big KC!
Tuesday, March 26
8:00 p.m. Big Kansas City Opening Party with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation at MoBank Downtown (1044 Main St.) – Open to the public
Wednesday, March 27
8:00 a.m Doors open / Breakfast at Hangar 9 (201 NW Lou Holland Dr.)
9:00 Jeff Slobotski and Regan Carrizales, Silicon Prairie News
9:05 Jason Zone Fisher (Big Kansas City emcee)
9:15 Dan Hesse, Sprint
9:30 Alexis Ohanian, reddit
10:10 Adam Wilson, Sphero
10:45 Break presented by Hudl
11:15 Jamie Wong, Vayable
11:55 Scott Harrison, charity: water
12:30 Lunch with special edition 1 Million Cups
2:00 Abhi Nemani, Code for America
2:45 Dhani Jones, BowTie Cause
3:20 Break presented by Hudl
3:50 Ryan Downs, Proxibid
4:30 Extended Speaker Q&A Panel
5:15 Jeff Slobotski and Regan Carrizales, Silicon Prairie News
9:00 p.m. The Middle Party presented by Sprint (closed to badge holders only)
at the Firestone Building, top floor (2001 Grand Blvd)
Thursday, March 28
8:30 a.m. Doors Open / Breakfast
9:30 Jeff Slobotski and Regan Carrizales, Silicon Prairie News
9:35 Jason Zone Fisher
9:40 Amy Jo Martin, Digital Royalty
10:20 Thom Ruhe, Kauffman Foundation
10:45 Mike Macadaan, Science Inc.
11:20 Break presented by Hudl
11:40 Rachel Brooks, Citizen Made
12:20 Micah Baldwin, Graphic.ly
12:55 Lunch and “Silicon Prairie” film
2:10 Bo Fishback, Zaarly
2:55 Bart Stein, Stamped/Yahoo!
3:35 Dan Martell, clarity.fm
4:15 Hangar 9 Happy Hour presented by Arsalon Technologies
8:00 p.m. Closing Party presented by Polsinelli Shughart
at The Cashew (2000 Grand Blvd) – Open to the Public