C3KC is a powerful and informative forum, with morning and afternoon breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics. See our Program Descriptions for details about each session.

7:00 – 8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am Welcome

  • Katherine Fowler, JLKCMO President
  • Kansas City Mayor Sly James

Kick-Off Panel – Opportunities for Our Community

  • Ramón Murguía, WK Kellogg Foundation
  • Bob Regnier, Bank of Blue Valley
  • Kimiko Black Gilmore, Chief of Staff, UMKC Chancellor
  • Steve Kraske, KCUR (moderator)
9:15 – 10:00 am TRACK 1: INSPIRE

  • Leverage Your Civic Power: Creating a Path for Personal Engagement (KCC Board Room)
    • Wendy Doyle, Women’s Foundation
    • Joe Reardon, Greater KC Chamber of Commerce
    • Gloria Jackson-Leathers, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    • Lisa Hoffman (Moderator)
  • Board Design: Develop a System That Works in Today’s World (Arthur Stilwell Room)
    • Jay Lorsch, Harvard University
    • Scott Helm, UMKC
    • Katherine Schorgl (Introduction)
  • Trends in Fundraising (Jarvis Hunt Room)
    • Whitney Hosty, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
    • Cody Wood, Impact KC
    • Seth Baker, Fundraising Consultant
    • Jeffrey Byrne, Byrne Pelofsky + Associates (Moderator)
    • Cindy Reynolds (Introduction)
10:15 – 11:00 am TRACK 2: IGNITE

  • For-Purpose Innovators: Changing the Landscape (KCC Board Room)
    • Terri Sorenson, Friends of the Children
    • Audra Clark, City Year
    • Precious Stargell Cushman, Community LINC
    • Rachel Sexton (Moderator)
  • Finding Fit: Using Your Brand’s Voice for Action (Arthur Stilwell Room)
    • Justin Watkins, Native Digital
    • Monica Curls (Introduction)
  • From Unconscious Bias to Inclusive Leadership (Jarvis Hunt Room)
    • Susan Wilson, UMKC
    • David Oliver, Berkowitz Oliver LLP
    • Nicole Jacobs-Silvey, Connection Coach KC
    • Janice Benjamin (Moderator)
11:15 am – 12:00 pm TRACK 3: ENGAGE

  • Civility in Public Discourse (KCC Board Room)
    • American Public Square
    • Laura Crowe (introduction)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: How to Build an Action Plan for your Organization (Arthur Stilwell Room)
    • Anne St. Peter, Global Prairie
    • Katie Werner (introduction)
  • How Technology is Democratizing Our World (Jarvis Hunt Room)
    • John Thomson, PayIt
    • Maggie Kenefake, Enterprise Center in Johnson County
    • Clarence Tan, Boddle Learning
    • Ryan Weber, KC Tech Council (Moderator)

  • Ash Parulekar, C3KC Chair
  • Presentation of Branton/Hall Community Collaborator Award
    • Katherine Fowler, JLKCMO President
    • David Oliver
    • Representative of designated nonprofit
  • Keynote Address: Henry Timms & Jeremy Heimans
2:15 – 3:00 pm TRACK 4: EMPOWER

  • A Seat at the Table: Perspectives on Women’s Collaborative Leadership (KCC Board Room)
    • Carolyn Watley, CBIZ
    • Joni Wickham, Office of Mayor Sly James
    • Scott Helm, UMKC
    • Katie Gates Calderon, Shook, Hardy & Bacon
    • Gina Stingley (Moderator)
  • Design for Social Good: Innovation, Inclusion and Impact (Arthur Stilwell Room)
    • Mark Logan, idealect
    • Kari Keefe, KC Social Innovators
  • Next-Generation Social Entrepreneurs: How Taking a Big Risk Can Generate Big Community Results (Jarvis Hunt Room)
    • Hayley Besheer Santell, MADI Apparel
    • Nico Wiggins, Nico Giles Media
    • Max Kaniger, Kanbe’s Markets
    • Amy Tysseling (Moderator)
3:00 – 5:00 pm NETWORKING SOCIAL