PLEASE MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION SOON!
Our headquarters hotel is
Home2 Suites by Hilton 
230 Delaware Street 
Downtown Leavenworth  
Reservations: (913) 651-8600
Group: Kansas Dialogue
Rate: $119 + tax
CALL HOTEL DIRECTLY and MUST mention "KDC" as the code.
The room block will be released after July 20th, and prices will increase.

General Schedule - Friday evening August 19th - Sunday noon August 21st

Our deepest thanks go to Lisa and Tom Gray for being our local hosts!! They've been patiently standing by for three summers to share their wonderful community with us. 

Come on Friday afternoon to enjoy a guided tour of the Richard Allen Cultural Center ​ - 2:30 pm
This museum encompasses the remarkable African American heritage of Leavenworth, from Buffalo Soldiers 
to the Underground Railroad. The tour is included in your registration fee. Learn more at
https://www.raccm.org/museum. 

FRIDAY EVENING AUGUST 24th:   "First Thoughts" 
It's hard to believe that it will have been three years since we gathered in Colby. On Friday night we'll reflect on our personal and community journeys since then.  

All of our sessions - Friday night, Saturday during the day, and Sunday morning will be held at the Riverfront Community Center, a brief walk from our hotel on the bank of the Missouri River.

We'll finish our first evening session around 9:00 and meet back at the Home2 Suites for "Dialogue After Hours" in the hospitality room.  
                     
SATURDAY AUGUST 25th
The Heart of Dialogue: day sessions at the Riverfront Community Center
We'll breakfast at Home2 Suites, then wander down to the Riverfront. There will be two general sessions with the whole group, and three concurrent sessions where we'll be splitting into smaller groups and have many topics to choose from. Thanks to the suggestions you make on your registration form, the conversations will range from nitty gritty to humorous and philosophical. There's something for everyone! We'll also have lunch at the Riverfront.

SAT MID-AFTERNOON:  A remarkable tour of Fort Leavenworth and the Command and General Staff College
We are so fortunate that our host Thomas Gray is a civilian instructor here at the college.  We are in for a fascinating time!  We are limiting this tour to 45 people so we can all fit on one bus.  Be sure to let us know you want to come.  If you choose not to take this tour, you can roam other attractions in Leavenworth, go shopping, or take a nap!

SATURDAY EVENING AT THE HERITAGE CENTER - MUSIC & LAUGHTER WITH "3 TRAILS WEST" !
What fun!  We've called in a favor, and are going to have a joyous evening with the award-winning cowboy band called "3 Trails West".  Named after the westward trails that crossed through this area, 3 Trails West will delight us with music from the Silver Screen Cowboy era and Bob Wills-style Western Swing. Both the International Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists have named 3 Trails West as their "Group of the Year", and you'll see why.  We'll also learn a little western history along the way.

We'll continue our conversations "After Hours" at the hotel hospitality suite.

SUNDAY MORNING AT Riverfront Community Center:  some high octane conversation!
Many people say this is their favorite part of the weekend. We'll have three roundtable sessions where you can choose from 10-11 topics at a time.  These include some fresh topics that you bring to Kansas Dialogue on Friday night, so they feature the latest current events, the most controversial subjects, the goofy, the esoteric, the political, the spiritual... topics that are best suited to small group sharing.

As always, we conclude the weekend with our own fake radio show: "This I Believe"...  an inspiring collection of audio essays written and performed by several people in our group.  This live show is modeled after the NPR Radio series.
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PLEASE JOIN US FOR A MEMORABLE WEEKEND GETAWAY!


IF YOU'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE - 
This year we are limiting the total group to 85. Our conversations will vary from full group discussions to concurrent sessions with 20 people to a room, and round tables of 8.

As interesting as the formal sessions are, the real buzz happens at meals, breaks and "after hours".  Kansas Dialogue is an immersion experience, and the people who come are thirsty for good conversation and meeting new people.  We dive right in without the small talk.

If this sounds like it's for you, general details of the weekend are below.  Because Kansas Dialogue is an "off the record" conversation, the final program and participant list are shared only with the people who register. Attendees also agree to a few simple "Ground Rules", which we encourage you to read.

We look forward to seeing you!

Regards,
Martha Farrell and the
Conveners of Kansas Dialogue
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REGISTRATION -  $155

Student Rate: $25  (through college age)

RATES INCLUDE CONFERENCE SESSIONS, GROUP EVENTS, AND MEALS.  

First, click here to fill out the registration form 

Then if you wish to pay online, fill out the shopping cart below:





OR Make checks to Kansas Dialogue and mail to
PO Box 444
Towanda, KS  67144



At last! We meet again... in The First City of Kansas!  
Join us in Leavenworth August 19 - 21 to experience fascinating conversation, meet remarkable Kansans, and celebrate 29 years of thoughtful dialogue and Kansas discoveries. 
     Kansas Dialogue XXVII: 
      "FIRST THOUGHTS" 
 Leavenworth, Kansas    August 19 - 21, 2022
Hi everyone -
If you've been to Kansas Dialogue before, you're feeling it right about now: the anticipation of seeing a great cross-section of Kansans who become your fast friends; exploring an intriguing new community; and diving into a weekend of fast-paced, intelligent conversation.

After a fantastic visit to Northwest Kansas the last time we met, we're swinging back to the Northeast corner to Leavenworth: the First City of Kansas!  

We'll outline the bones of the weekend below, but remember that we truly design the topics around who is coming and what you want to talk about.
The Conveners meet twice to study the registrations, finalize the topics, and make facilitator assignments. If you have suggested a topic that didn't get to a larger group format, we can make it available as a round table discussion on Sunday morning.
Register
Our sessions will be held at the Riverfront Community Center, 
just 1 1/2 blocks from the hotel.
MAP OF LEAVENWORTH: CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS AT HOME2 SUITES DOWNTOWN (red pin)

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