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NIBA Connect Schedule

Monday - November 9

Meeting Hours: 1-3 p.m. ET

*Expo open all day

Tuesday - November 10

Meeting Hours: 1-3 p.m. ET

*Expo open all day

Wednesday - November 11

Annual Business Meeting: 1-2 p.m. ET

Keynote - "The Sport of Leadership": 2-3 p.m. ET

Speaker: Kathy Nelson, President & CEO, Kansas City Sports Commission & Foundation

Kathy Nelson works to promote Kansas City sports locally and nationally with the goal of attracting, retaining and facilitating sports events and organizations.  She helps the bi-state region realize the economic, social and community-building benefits of sports.

Nelson has become an influential leader in Kansas City.  In recognition of her contribution, The Kansas City Star included Nelson on their 2020 list of the 50 Most Influential People in Kansas City Sports History, ranking her at #38 and making her one of only four women represented.

Prior to that, she had been named one of the 20 Most Influential Sports Figures in Kansas City placing her at #5 behind Clark Hunt (CEO/owner of the Kansas City Chiefs), Dayton Moore (Kansas City Royals general manager), Peter Vermes (Sporting Kansas City’s Coach/Technical Director) and David Glass (former owner of the Kansas City Royals).

Read Kathy's full bio

Thursday - November 12

Meeting Hours: 1-3 p.m. ET

*Expo open all day

Friday - November 12

Meeting Hours: 1-3 p.m. ET

*Expo open all day