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KACE Summer Drive-In 2023

  • 07/19/2023
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045


  • This fee is for the Summer Drive-In 2023.

Registration is closed

***If your organization would like to pay for multiple people at once, please have each individual register for the event. Then, one person should email Carol Gard ( requesting an invoice. Make sure to include the names of all people the invoice/payment will cover.


William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Stauffer-Flint Hall, 1435 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045


Mississippi Street Parking Garage, 1218 Mississippi St, Lawrence, Kansas 66045.  Parking will cost $10-$11 per vehicle (not included in Conference Registration). It is about a 5-minute walk from the parking garage to Stauffer-Flint Hall.



Check-In & Breakfast


Welcome & Introductions


Ice Breaker


Roundtables – 10 minutes each


Summarize and Give Highlights of Roundtable Discussions




Panel: Career Centers & Employers on Communication & Connections in Recruitment

With on-campus recruiting and job placement being emphasized more and more, listen to current students, career center professionals and employers discuss how they are connecting with each other in the post-Covid environment. 


Lunch and Speaker – Steve Kelly and Joshua Falleaf – Lawrence Chamber Economic Development

Steve Kelly joined The Chamber of Lawrence/EDC of Lawrence & Douglas County as Vice President of Economic Development in January 2017. At the Chamber and EDC, Steve oversees various economic development initiatives which are designed to enhance economic prosperity and opportunity for all citizens of Douglas County. 

Mr. Kelly is a longtime Lawrence resident. Before moving to the Chamber/EDC, he was the Deputy Secretary and Director of Business and Community Development for the Kansas Department of Commerce. During his time at Commerce, he was responsible for the programs and resources focused on business and community development and international trade. Steve was part of the agency for over 25 years and worked in a variety of different capacities during that time. Mr. Kelly received his undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and holds an MBA from the University of Kansas. Prior to joining Commerce, Steve was the marketing and operations manager for a small publishing and software development firm. He’s also done business and loan development work for a finance organization.

Joshua Falleaf joined the Chamber of Lawrence/EDC of Lawrence & Douglas County as the Director of Economic Development in September 2022. In this capacity, Joshua supports local, small businesses in various ways while also collaboratively resolving workforce challenges of larger organizations.

Before joining the Chamber/EDC, Falleaf was the Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Coneflower Consulting where he led strategic planning sessions and funding initiatives for local businesses. Prior to Coneflower Consulting, he served as Dean of the College of Humanities and Arts and English Departinent faculty at Haskell Indian Nations University for 10 years. As an educator and administrator, Joshua led teams on a variety of projects involving many diverse stakeholders to improve the experience and opportunities of the larger Lawrence community. Joshua Falleaf has also served on numerous boards and commissions throughout Lawrence to help create more prosperous and equitable opportunities for the entire community.




Tours of Allen Fieldhouse or KU Art Museum (Your choice!)


KU Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) Strategy Speaker – Tate Gillespie – Director of NIL Strategy, KU

Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) has recently entered the forefront of college athletes.  Tate will share more on the recent surge of NIL opportunities and how they are set up through “collectives,” which are separate third-party businesses typically formed by boosters or fans of a specific school with a stated purpose of creating and supporting NIL opportunities for the school’s athletes, such as public appearances, autograph signings and brand deals. Tate will also talk about the careers connected to NIL and how students, athletes and employers can maximize NIL’s potential.

Tate Gillespie has served as director of NIL (Name, Image, Likeness) Strategy since August 2022 for Kansas Athletics. In that role, he leads internal initiatives related to the Jayhawks Ascend NIL program, including communication with Kansas Athletics’ compliance leadership team, program enhancements, liaison with Altius Sports Partners and communicate internally related to national best practices and trends.



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