Optional activities


Museums at 18th and Vine Tour

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:15–11:00 a.m. 
Cost $40.00. Includes admission and transportation. Bring cash for the gift shop! 

 
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum: Before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in 1947, black baseball players competed in the Negro Leagues, various professional organizations that operated around the country starting around 1920. Those leagues have a lot of history. They produced a number of legendary players who became stars in the Negro Leagues and in Major League Baseball. The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum opened in the early ’90s and the current 10,000-square foot home features a large baseball diamond with Negro League all-stars at each position. 
 
The American Jazz Museum: Jazz music is just amazing. It puts a smile on your face and pep in your step. KC has an impressive musical history that visitors can experience at the American Jazz Museum, located inside the same building as the Negro Leagues Museum. The Museum features listening stations where you can check out your favorite jazz artists and hear songs from performers you may not be familiar with. Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Big Joe Turner, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat King Cole and others are represented with audio clips and old television footage. 

 

The Roasterie Tour

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 9:15–11:00 a.m. 
Cost: $30.00. Includes admission and transportation. Bring cash for the gift shop! 
 
The Roasterie is Kansas City’s premier coffee purveyor, a specialty coffee-roasting company that sources from across the globe, building personal relationships with local farmers who own and operate small farms. This KC favorite produces air-roasted coffee from 100 percent Arabica Specialty Grade coffee, imported from 31 different countries. Perhaps more popular than the coffee itself is the factory tour, where guests can learn about the process behind The Roasterie. No Factory tour is complete without samples of their Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew and a browse through the retail shop that’s filled with treasures for the home brewer and coffee aficionado. 


Networking Opportunities

In addition to the networking breaks between programming, you’ll want to attend the President’s Reception Wednesday evening. This onsite reception will feature a hearty menu, so you may stay and connect, or re-connect with industry colleagues.  
 
The Thursday evening reception is shorter with light hors d’oeuvres at the stunning roof-top venue, Three Points Sporting Club. This indoor/outdoor venue gives an amazing view of the city! Stay inside to mingle or join your friends on the deck around a cozy firepit for drinks and lively conversation as you make dinner plans. Three Points Sporting Club is located within walking distance of the Power and Light District and the Art District. Transportation is provided to and from the reception.