Note: a block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza, 770 W 47th Street. Kansas City, MO 64112, tel: (816) 931-4400, email: [email protected], in the name of Center for Productive Longevity. Reservations can be made online at the Sheraton Suites website or using the contact data above.

The agenda for the March 27 meeting follows:

8:00am Continental breakfast in Town Square at Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, MO 64110-2046
8:30am Meeting begins with short remarks by Bill Zinke, President, Center for Productive Longevity, Chair
8:40am Remarks by Benno C. Schmidt, Jr., Interim President & CEO, Kauffman Foundation, and former President, Yale University, followed by group interaction
9:00am Short remarks by Dr. Bruce Merrifield, President, Pridco Management Co., previously Assistant Secretary for Productivity, Technology and Innovation, U.S. Commerce Department and Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Wharton School. 
9:10am Remarks by Mary Beth Izard, former scholar-in-residence at KF and Professor Emeritus, Johnson Community College, followed by group interaction
9:45am Break
10:00am Breakout sessions begin
11:00am Full meeting with short reports by breakout leaders on session highlights and group interaction
11:45am Buffet lunch in Town Square, with participants selecting topic tables
12:45pm Breakout sessions begin
1:45pm Full meeting with short reports by breakout leaders on session highlights
2:30pm Presentation by Jerry Kelly, CEO and Co-Founder, Silpada Designs
2:55pm Break
3:10pm Presentation by Danny O’Neil, President and Founder, Roasterie, followed by group interaction
3:25pm Short presentations by Alana Muller, head of FastTrac Program, Kauffman Foundation, and Maria Myers, KC SourceLink
4:05pm Panel Session and open discussion with meeting participants on takeaways and next steps
4:50pm Closing remarks by Chair
5:00pm Meeting ends
5:15pm Reception in Dining Room
6:30pm Reception ends

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