Kansas City has 50,000 people working in digital media professions and has grown 24% in the last decade.


Learn about this fast-growing Kansas City industry and explore a wide range of topics through the presentations and panel discussions offered during this conference:




10:00 a.m.  Welcome & Announcements (Medallion Theatre)


10:30 a.m.  Keynote Address Matt Mills, SVP, Group Creative Director at Barkley  (Medallion Theatre)


11:00 a.m.  Panel Discussion: KC IMAGINE: K.C.’s Next Industry Cluster  (Medallion Theatre)


12:00 p.m. LunchThelma’s Kitchen box lunches (Room 1L)


1:00 – 1:50 BREAKOUTS – Session 1 Panel Discussions


Certifications for Digital Media  Room1K


Recruiting Challenges/Needs for Digital Media  Room 1L


Digital Media Entrepreneurship in Kansas City  Room 1M


2:00 – 2:50 BREAKOUTS – Session 2 Panel Discussions


The Metaverse & the Future of Digital Media  Room 1K


Digital Media Applications to Architectural Engineering  Room 1M


Digital Media Workforce Training & Availability in the Bi-State Area  Room 1L


3:00 – 4:30  Networking Fair   South Hallway and Room 1K




Who Should Attend?

Digital media professionals, leaders of digital media firms, digital media educators, recruiters, career awareness program members, students, community & economic development professionals, civic and non-profit professionals.



The Kansas City Institute for Media, Animation & Graphic Innovation Education (KC-IMAGINE) brings together area leaders from educational, business and civic organizations to explore ways to improve how we prepare talent to serve the region’s digital media industry.


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