2017 KESC

Kauffman Entrepreneurship Scholars Conference Agenda

Preliminary and subject to change


October 5-7, 2017

4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Conference Hotel: Intercontinental Kansas City

401 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO 64112


 Thursday, October 5, 2017

 6:00 p.m. Cocktail reception and dinner (TBD location)

 Friday, October 6, 2017

 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet and Welcome (Town Square)
Welcome and Introductions, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

 8:30 a.m.  

Fireside Chat: "What can researchers and practitioners learn from each other?"

 9:30 a.m.


 9:45 a.m. Zero Barriers Plenary Session - Ignite Presentations (Town Square)

 11:30 a.m.

Lunch Buffet (Town Square)
 12:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 1, 2, and 3 (location TBD)

 2:15 p.m.


 2:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 4, 5, and 6 (location TBD)

 4:00 p.m. Break
 4:15 p.m. Group Photo (Town Square)
 4:30 pm. Research Results Session (Town Square)

 5:30 p.m.

Cocktail Reception (Town Square)

 6:00 p.m.

Dinner featuring "A Taste of Kansas City BBQ" (Town Square)

 Saturday, October 7, 2017

 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast Buffet (Town Square)

 9:30 a.m. Choice of Action Session -OR- Early Career Peer Support Session

 11:30 a.m.

Boxed lunch and shuttles from the Kauffman Foundation to the airport