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2023 Conference

November 10-11, 2023

This year’s theme is Equitable Education Post Pandemic

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Amplify Community Advisory Committee hosts an annual event, Amplify, to support educators of color in the Kansas City Metro area. This will be the 7th annual event, and will bring together influential thought leaders and practitioners from across the country with teachers and leaders of color in the Kansas City region.

This year’s conference will occur on Friday and Saturday, November 10-11, 2023 at the Kauffman Conference Center (4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110).

The Call for Presenters closed on September 4.

EduTank: Where Innovation Meets Education 

Get ready to witness an educational spectacle like never before at our upcoming Amplify conference. We are thrilled to unveil the most exhilarating segment of our event, the EduTank pitch contest. Here, passionate teachers and dedicated school leaders will step into the spotlight, armed with visionary projects designed to reshape the future of education and positively impact their students and schools. 

With two winners selected from each category, the competition is fierce, yet supportive, and the stakes are high. These extraordinary projects are the embodiment of the transformative power of education, and their creators are ready to prove it in just three minutes. Four winners will receive $10,000 gift cards from DonorsChoose to fund their projects.

Get ready to be inspired, amazed, and moved by the passion and dedication of these educators as they pitch their dreams for a brighter future in education.  

Interested in applying to pitch? Submit an application.