Annual Dinner 2023

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Name: Annual Dinner 2023
Date: November 21, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST
Registration: Sorry, online registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:

In case you missed it, the world stage is now our stage. When KC works together, we realize that no dream is too big to become our reality. KC may be widely known for barbecue and jazz, but to those who know us best, we’re also known for hard work and innovation, collaboration and “nice”.

These are the combined elements that make up our DNA, that fuel our community’s energy to grow, and that propel us farther and faster than anyone thought we could possibly go.

At the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce 136th Annual Dinner, you’ll learn how the KC business community is preparing for a surge of power, progress, technology, and people that will lead our region to generational change. And we are doing the work now, to make Future KC ready for all that we have coming, including the things we haven’t dreamed yet.


Join us as we honor outgoing Board Chair Mark Garrett of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City and welcome incoming Board Chair Lisa Ginter of CommunityAmerica Credit Union.

You won’t want to miss the announcement of the 2023 Kansas Citian of the Year.

Photo of David Pogue wearing black sweater.This year's 2023 keynote speaker will be New York Times bestselling author, beloved CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, NOVA host on PBS and New York Times contributor David Pogue is the go-to expert on disruptive tech and science in a fast-changing world. Whether he’s covering AI, autonomous vehicles, the future of technology in healthcare, a post-robot world or climate change, Pogue is a master communicator who brings even the most non-technical audiences up to speed. His highly entertaining keynotes prove that science and technology blend brilliantly with storytelling, humor and, frequently, music and song. Pogue provides invaluable insights on how technology impacts our work, businesses, health, society, and connections with each other—now and into the future.

Following his keynote, Pogue will be moderating a panel of local Kansas Citians as they discuss AI and technology within our community.

We're excited to announce our musical entertainment this year is Kansas City native Kate Cosentino. Well-versed in the art of puns and guitar-shredding, Kate’s music is something of jazzy sleekness atop the lyrical precision of witty slam poetry. Whether you saw her rock the stage as a part of Niall Horan's team for Season 23 of The Voice or saw one of her many goofy social media posts, Cosentino's fun-loving personality, unique sense of style, and witty songwriting shine through in everything she does.

Get your seats now!


We are looking forward to celebrating with you at the KC Chamber’s 136th Annual Dinner! In preparation for a fun evening, look at the information below to answer some frequently asked questions. More details will be added as we get closer to the event.  

When and where is the event? 
Annual Dinner 
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Kay Barnes Grand Ballroom | Kansas City Convention Center 
301 W. 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105 

What’s the itinerary for the evening? 
4:00 p.m. | Networking Reception 
5:30 p.m. | Dinner and Program 

What is the attire? 
Attire for Annual Dinner is business professional.


2023 Annual Dinner Presenting Sponsor is Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Our Premier Sponsors are HallmarkJE Dunn Construction, and UMB Bank.

Our Executive Sponsor is CommunityAmerica Credit Union.

Our Partner Sponsors are Black & Veatch CorporationH&R BlockHMX LiveLockton Companies and Novella Brandhouse.

Our Corporate Sponsors are BayerBryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLPCommerce BankCountry Club PlazaDelta Dental of KansasEvergyEwing Marion Kauffman FoundationHCA Midwest HealthHeavy Constructors AssociationHNTB CompaniesHusch BlackwellIMAKansas City UniversityKansas City RoyalsKCNSC, managed by Honeywell FM&TKPMGMcCownGordon ConstructionMetropolitan Community CollegeOraclePanasonicPolsinelliShook Hardy & BaconSpireStinson LLPThe Roasterie + Messenger Coffee Co.,  T-MobileUniversity Health, and VanTrust Real Estate.

Event Sponsors:


Kay Barnes Ballroom | Kansas City Convention Center
301 W 13th Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
Date/Time Information:
November 21, 2023
4:00 p.m. | Networking Reception
5:30 p.m. | Dinner and Program
Contact Information:
Laura Dryden, Events Director
$2,000 tables include 8 seats and logo table signage

$200 Individual tickets

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