Kansas City to host CityAge Summit on New American City next week

November 30, 2012 - KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Kansas City is preparing to host the CityAge Summit on the New American City next Monday and Tuesday, December 3-4. The Summit will bring together 259 participating organizations (spanning businesses, cities, non-government organizations, non-profits and startups), from 73 cities across the United States, Canada and Europe.

The Mayors of St. Louis, Tulsa, Charlotte, Chattanooga, Houston, Lexington, Memphis and Oakland will be in attendance along with officials from Boston, Fort Worth, Chicago, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton and many others.

Seventy speakers from around the country and globe will present during the two day conference. See full schedule here >>>

“You know when a conference begins with a jazz session with local saxophone legend Bobby Watson playing in beautiful Helzberg Hall it is going to be special. Over 500 registrants, as of the morning, will gather to learn from some of the best urban thinkers in the world. Kansas City is stepping onto the national stage and our unique voice will be heard as we define what it means to be a New American City. From the the world’s newest cultural gem, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, it is my great honor to chair this national conversation,” said Mayor Sly James.

To find out more about The New American City, or to register to take part in this critical national dialog, you can contact the mayor’s office or go to www.cityage.org. Registrations are available throughout the weekend.

The Summit on the New American City will use the hashtag #CityAgeKC. Follow the conference on Twitter @CityAge and Mayor James @MayorSlyJames.


Contact: Danny Rotert: 816-513-6581 or cell: 816-547-6418