Mark your calendars for the sixth annual C3KC conference March 23, 2023, at Union Station Kansas City. We will continue to deliver educational, thought-provoking panel discussions and bring together people from the civic, corporate, and community sectors to spark change for a better Kansas City. Our 2023 C3KC keynote speaker is New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist, Amanda Ripley. Amanda writes about human behavior and change for the Atlantic, the Washington Post, and other outlets. She is the author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, The Smartest Kids in the World–and How They Got That Way and The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes, and Why, and she is the host of the Slate podcast How To!





Amanda Ripley,
2023 Keynote Speaker

Tammy Edwards

SVP Community Engagement and Inclusion at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Lesley Elwell

SVP and CHRO Evergy

Dr. Jocelyn Evans

Henry Bloch Endowed Chair Finance and Associate Dean Bloch School



George Fernandez

Executive Director, Pathway Financial Education



Dr. Mirae Fornander

Pediatric Associates

Tracy Foster

CEO of Screen Sanity

Dr. Sara Gould

Children’s Mercy

Terrell “TJ” Jolly

Integrity Capital Management, Jolly & Associates, and Legacy Asset Group

Dr. Leigh Anne Taylor Knight

Executive Director of the DeBruce Foundation

Desiree Monize

Founder and Executive Director of
Avenue of Life

Dr. Dred Scott

President of Civic Council of Kansas City

Dr. Shayla Sullivant

Children’s Mercy

Pedro Zamora

Executive Director, Hispanic
Economic Development Corporation

Last Updated 1/26/2023

Sessions and speakers are subject to change. We are excited to welcome you to be informed and inspired at C3KC. Views expressed by our speakers and participants are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views held by the Junior League of Kansas City, Missouri or the Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc.