Leadership Exchange

The Leadership Exchange is the Chamber’s annual best practices trip for community leaders to explore and discuss community opportunities and challenges using the lens that another metro area provides.

Leadership Exchange 2021, Destination: Salt Lake City

Based on feedback and the COVID-19 reports from Salt Lake City, the Chamber has rescheduled the Salt Lake City Leadership Exchange to March 7-9, 2021. If you had previously registered for this trip, your registration will carry over to the new dates. All questions regarding registration can be sent to Shelby Ostrom at sostrom@kcchamber.com.

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Special thanks to our Leadership Exchange Sponsors

The Chamber’s first Leadership Exchange was in 2003 when the KC Chamber escorted 55 regional leaders to Pittsburgh, PA for a look at downtown redevelopment, arts investment, philanthropy, and sports stadiums. Below is a list of past Leadership Exchange Destinations.

For more information call (816) 374-5412 or email bennett@kcchamber.com.

Past Leadership Exchange Destinations & Topics

  • 2019 | Nashville - Business to education impact, regional collaboration, downtown vitality, and healthcare.
  • 2018 | Denver - Regional collaboration, workforce development and business-education partnerships, transportation and innovating mobility, and scientific and cultural facilities
  • 2017 | Boston - Innovation ecosystems, K-12 and higher education reform measures, and collaboration between higher education and business
  • 2016 | Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - Sports Economy, entrepreneurism, transportation, airport development, riverfront development, philanthropy
  • 2015 | Portland, OR - Millennials, bi-state regionalism, transit-oriented development, airport redevelopment, higher education impact
  • 2014 | Silicon Valley - Entrepreneurism, higher education-community collaboration, impact of tax structures, Millennials
  • 2013 | Baltimore - Race relations, entrepreneurism, economic development, urban redevelopment
  • 2012 | Austin - Leadership, entrepreneurism, transit planning, wellness, energy sustainability, higher education
  • 2011 | Charlotte - Regionalism, economic development, growth/impact of an urban university
  • 2010 | Indianapolis - Regionalism, biosciences, community branding, community leadership, higher education, water infrastructure
  • 2009 | Nashville - K-12 community investment, healthcare, higher education, race relations, downtown performing arts center
  • 2008 | Denver - Regionalism, transit, leadership, community branding, community consensus-building
  • 2007 | Minneapolis - Regionalism, transit, downtown redevelopment, performing arts facilities, K-12 innovations
  • 2006 | Seattle - Regionalism, climate protection strategies, community concensus-building, downtown development
  • 2005 | Cincinnati - Bi-state relations, economic development, race relations, healthcare innovations, creating a united arts fund
  • 2004 | San Diego - Downtown redevelopment, downtown stadiums, bio sciences, K-12 innovations
  • 2003 | Pittsburgh, PA - Downtown redevelopment, regional Asset tax, downtown stadiums, arts district, philanthropy