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2022 Annual KACE Conference: Taking Charge of Change

  • 12/01/2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 12/02/2022
  • 12:00 PM
  • 3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111


  • Must be at least three quarter-time graduate student to be eligible to register with this registration type.

Registration is closed


We hope you will join us for the 2022 Annual KACE conference, held in Kansas City, Missouri! This year's conference will return to exclusively in-person. Hosted in the Education Center on the bustling Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley campus, this is one conference you don't want to miss!

Book your room at the Hotel Indigo Crossroads by November 9th to receive the conference rate of $134 per night! Call (816) 285-1100 or click HERE to reserve online. If prompted, use group code "KAC". 

Please note - Valet parking is available at a daily rate of $24.00. Self-parking on-site is not available.


Nominate a colleague for a KACE award.


Become an event sponsor!


KACE Member Registration: $175

MoCDA Member Registration: $175 (use code provided)

SHRM-KC Member Registration: $175 (use code provided)

Graduate Student Registration: $75

Non-member Registration: $225


Please note this schedule is tentative and may differ slightly from the final conference


Wednesday, November 30th 

2:00pm-3:30pm, Tour #1: Dimensional Innovations | 3421 Merriam Drive, Overland Park

4:00pm-5:30pm, Tour #2: MultiStudio | 4200 Pennsylvania Ave., KCMO

MultiStudio will be hosting a happy hour for KACE following the tour with complimentary wine and beer

6:00pm, Dinner and Networking with KACE and MoCDA members | Buffalo State Pizza Co. & Bar (Crossroads), 1815 Wyandotte Street, KCMO

Thursday, December 1st

8:00am-8:45am, Registration/Check-in/Breakfast

8:30am-8:45am, Welcome from KACE President

8:45am-9:00am, Introduction of New Members & Sponsor Shoutout

9:00am-10:15am, Keynote #1 Lee Silber "Keep the Change" 

10:30am-11:20am, Breakout Session #1

11:30am-1:00pm, Lunch + KACE Awards & Business Meeting 

1:00pm-1:50pm, Breakout Session #2

2:00pm-2:50pm, Breakout Session #3

3:00pm-4:15pm, Affinity Group Networking

4:15pm-4:30pm, Day 1 Wrap-Up and Book Raffle

6:00pm-9:30pm, Dinner & Entertainment at The New Theatre & Restaurant

  • All available tickets have been claimed. Any registrations received on or after November 8th will be added to a waitlist in the order with which they were received.  

Friday, December 2nd 

8:30am-9:15am, Breakfast 

9:00am- 9:15am, Minutes at the Mic

9:15am- 10:45am, Keynote 2 Rachel Keck

11:00am-11:50am, Breakout Session #4

11:50am-12:00pm, Conference Wrap-Up, Evaluations, and Raffles

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