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The Lean Lab + #KCedu March Meetup: State Policy Edition

Can State Policy Help Schools Be Innovative?

What: The Lean Lab + #KCedu Third Thursday Meetup: State Policy Edition
When: Thursday, March 16, 2017 from 5:30-7:30PM
Where: EduHub (4049 Pennyslvania Avenue #301, Kansas City, MO 64111)

Does the state government catalyze or impede large scale innovation? Ask state leaders yourself.


  • Robbyn Wahby: Executive Director of the Missouri Charter Public School Commission
  • Randy Dunn: Missouri House District 23 Representative
  • Michael McShane: Director of Education Policy at Show-Me Institute
  • Randy Watson: Kansas Commissioner of Education

Interested in being a facilitator, demoing a relevant product, or sharing resources with the Lean Lab + #KCedu community? Contact Aditya Voleti (!


About The Lean Lab + #KCedu Meetups:

Join #KCedu and the Lean Lab every Third Thursday to network with genius educators, business partners, and other interested folks as you eat and drink, learn and collide!

5:30-6:00: Sign-in, food/drink, networking
6:00-6:15: Introductions and announcements
6:15-7:00: Unconference
7:00-7:30: Closing comments, continued networking

The format is about active small group networking and relationship building, not passive listening. CHOICE and VOICE! You'll be happy you plugged in to KC's vibrant educator network.

About the Organizers:

  • The Lean Lab is a community of educators, entrepreneurs and innovators who are growing, testing, and launching ideas to build the future of Kansas City education. Their fourth iteration of The Incubator Fellowship (an accelerator program that supports entrepreneurs to launch) begins Fall 2017. Stay up to date with all that they do in KC, and sign up for their newsletter here.
  • KCedu is a group of educators who know the importance of face to face collisions between educators and city/community friends! KCedu has hosted meetups for over two years, first at Kauffman Foundation and now at EduHub. We're excited to work with The Lean Lab and all the EduHub education organizations to make our meetups impact more educators and ultimately more kids!



We're networking at EDUHUB, in Westport, behind McCoy's and across the street from Kelly's and the Tivoli Theater. EduHub is on the third floor (Suite 301).

FREE Parking in the Manor Square parking garage or on the street.

EduHub Parking Directions

Tips for finding the parking garage: Turn onto Pennsylvania Ave between Kelly's and McCoy's Public House. Go past EduHub (on your right) and look on your left. As soon as you pass a putt-putt golf green you'll see a driveway to the parking garage!! If you miss it, you can drive around Westport Coffeehouse, turn left again, going through the grocery store lot, and you'll see the Mill Street entrance next to Golds Gym. If you enter from the Gold Gym side, look for doors to Tivoli Theater from the parking garage. You can walk out onto Pennsylvania and the building will be right across the street.


Thursday, Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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EduHub KC
4049 Pennsylvania Avenue
Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64111


For more information contact:
Katie Boody
The Lean Lab
(720) 234-6407

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