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Renew, Midwest Leadership Summit (hybrid)

Tuesday, June 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm • Organized By Central Exchange
6000 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS 66211


Connect with women leaders from across industries, roles and the region. It's an event full of empowerment, inspiration and much-deserved time for YOU.

PRE-EVENT LEARNSHOP - Wednesday, June 23, 2021

  • 3:30 pm Pre-event Learnshop with Kim Newton: The Intentional Pause


  • 8:30 am Registration and Networking
  • 9:00 am Morning Keynote - Nicole Jacobs Silvey: Stepping into Abundance: Living a life that honors your gifts
  • 10:15 am Break
  • 10:30 am Breakout Sessions
    • Dr. Kevin Sansberry II: The Masks We Wear
    • Joni Wickham: The Thine Line Between Cupcake + Bitch
    • Panel Discussion: Disruption + The Art of Innovative Leadership
    • Kim Newton: The Intentional Pause (virtual only)
  • 11:40 am Break
  • 12:00 pm Lunch Opening Remarks
    • In-person attendees will enjoy a plated lunch
    • Virtual attendees will have the opportunity to join network rooms and watch TED style short segments
  • 12:30 pm Lunch Keynote Live Feed - Liz Bohannan: Beginner's Pluck: Build Your Life of Purpose + Impact Now
  • 1:00 pm Lunch Closing Remarks
  • 2:00 pm The Ultimate Renewal: Afternoon Breakout Sessions Part I
    • UMB Know Your Worth: Wealth Management for Women
    • Personal Reflection Time with a Written Guide
    • Desk Yoga
    • Speed Networking (virtual only)
    • Lounging, Lawn Games + Lemonade (in-person only)
  • 3:00 pm The Ultimate Renewal: Afternoon Breakout Sessions Part II
    • Replay of Morning Breakout Sessions
    • Networking by Topic
    • Meditation
    • Personal Reflection Time with a Written Guide
    • More options coming soon!
  • 4:00 pm Event Ends


This year, you will have the opportunity to continue your learning and engagement in the months after the Summit. Participate in these bonus learnshops with some of your favorite speakers from this year's event!  Information will be sent to all registrants after Summit ends.

Can't make the entire event? Not a problem!
In-person and virtual guests will have access to all of the Summit session recordings following the event. 


NONPROFIT DISCOUNT for a virtual ticket!
Register using "npprofessional" for $50 off your virtual ticket.

Ann Hackett
Central Exchange
(816) 235-6868
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Overland Park Convention Center
6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211
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