2019 KACM Annual Conference Information

KACM Annual Conference - Schedule at a Glance

December 4 - 6, 2019 
Garden City, KS


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Conference events will be held at the Clarion Inn & Conference Center - 1911 E Kansas Ave - Garden City

Below is a schedule at a glance that will be updated as more information becomes available. Hotel information is listed at the bottom of this page.

Wednesday, December 4

2:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.:  Registration Open

3:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.: Mobile Workshop: Economic Development Highlight

6:00p.m. - 7:45p.m.: Dinner & Social Event: Lee Richardson Zoo/Finnup Center: "Taste of Garden City"

8:00p.m. - 9:00p.m.: Social Event at Parrot Cove Indoor Water Park

Thursday, December 5

7:30a.m. - 5:00p.m.: Registration Open

8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.: KACM Committee Meetings

9:30a.m. - 10:45a.m.: General Session: Manuel Pastor - Demographic Change, Economic Inequality & Community Empowerment

11:00a.m. - 11:45a.m.: Concurrent Breakout Sessions

12:00p.m. - 1:30p.m.: Awards Luncheon & KACM Business Meeting

1:45p.m. - 2:30p.m.: Concurrent Breakout Sessions

2:45p.m. - 4:00p.m.: General Session, Effects of Legal Marijuana on Counties & Cities

4:00p.m. - 5:00p.m.: Networking for First-Time Attendees, Students & Interns join Mentors, Senior Advisors & Members with job openings

6:00p.m. - 7:45p.m.: Dinner & Social Event: Flat Mountain Brewhouse

8:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. Social Event/Hospitality at Samy's Bar/Clarion Inn - Karaoke

Friday, December 6

8:00a.m. - 9:00a.m.: Networking: Members new to Kansas or the profession join the KACM Board

9:15a.m. - 10:15a.m.: General Session: Mike Conduff - Difficult Conversations: How to Recognize & How to Have Them

10:30a.m. - 11:30a.m.: General Session: KACM Member Stories Panel, moderated by Mike Conduff

11:45a.m.: Adjourn




Rate for each hotel is $91/night + tax. Book your rooms by calling the hotel directly and mention KACM at time of booking. Rates valid until November 13.

Clarion Inn & Conference Center [Conference location & HQ hotel]: 1911 E Kansas Ave (620) 275-7471 

Sleep Inn [200ft from Clarion]: 1931 E Kansas Plaza (620) 257-4581 

Heritage Suites & Parrot Cove Water Park [1.4 miles from Clarion]: 1212 Stone Creek Drive (620) 277-7477 (there is an additional fee to access the water park, with the exception of the Wednesday evening social for registered conference attendees)