APT Kansas City 2015 - November 1-5 - The Brass on Baltimore

Special Events

Pre-Conference Event
Elmwood Cemetery Lantern Tour
Sponsored by Walter P. Moore
Saturday, October 31, 7:30–9:30 pm
Location: Meet at the Brass on Baltimore for pick-up at 7:15
Arguably the most beautiful creation of renowned landscape architect George Kessler, Elmwood Cemetery is an oasis of picturesque serenity, filled with nineteenth-century sculpture, architectural marvels, infamous residents, surprising wildlife...and ghosts? Join us for a Trick and Treat-filled Halloween night lantern tour of Kansas City's most historic cemetery. But it would not be Halloween without treats, and what better treat than cupcakes from CoffeeCakeKC? Join us if you dare!

Fee: $10.00
Dress Code: Casual


Workshop Dinner: Continuing the Conversation
Sunday, November 1, Evening
Location: TBA

Back by popular demand! Join your fellow Conference participants for this informative, yet casual gathering to network and expand on the topics and insights of the day's workshops.

Fee: Ticket not required. Individuals pay for own food and drink.
Dress Code: Business Casual


Exhibit Gala
Monday, November 2, 5:00–9:00 pm
Location: Tudor Room, The Brass on Baltimore

Network with over 30 exhibitors/industry professionals at a leisurely pace while enjoying delicious and plentiful Kansas City fare! The Exhibit Gala is a festive event that gives you and the exhibitors an opportunity to connect without any other competing programming. This is your opportunity connect with key decision makers, create a larger network of industry professionals and collaborate on your next project!

Fee: Included with Full Conference Registration
Dress Code: Business Casual


Breakfast with Exhibitors
Tuesday, November 3, 7:30–8:15 am
Location: Rooftop, The Brass on Baltimore

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast with your favorite exhibitor at this unique rooftop venue with stunning views of the Kansas City skyline. This is a great way to follow up from the Exhibitor Gala, meet someone new, or just have a good breakfast to start your day right.

Fee: $15
Dress Code: Business Casual


Opening Session with Keynote Speaker
Tuesday, November 3, 8:30–9:30 am
Location: Tudor Room, The Brass on Baltimore

Welcome: APT President, Gretchen Pfaehler
Special Guest: TBA

Keynote: John Simonson

John Simonson is a writer, editor and lover of Kansas City history. His blog, parisoftheplains.com, became the basis of his first book, Paris of the Plains: Kansas City from Doughboys to Expressways, published in 2010 by The History Press. A collection of black-and-white photos snapped by WPA workers inspired the 2013 follow-up, Kansas City 1940: A Watershed Year. His current project is about vice in Kansas City’s jazz age.

Fee: Free; ticket not required.
Dress Code: Business Casual


APT Preview Lunch and Student Scholar Recognition
Tuesday, November 3, 11:30–12:15 pm
Location: Rooftop, The Brass on Baltimore

Be one of the first to get a preview of what's in store for APT San Antonio 2016! We will also have the pleasure of meeting our 2015 Student Scholars, their mentors and school advisors. The APT Annual General Meeting will follow immediately.

Cost: $28
Dress Code: Business Casual



APT Social - SOLD OUT!
Tuesday, November 3, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location: Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue

Kansas City isn’t called a “cow town” for nothing!  Our BBQ knocks down the fiercest competitors, with the mouthwatering smoked meats and stick-to-your-ribs sauce for which we have become world famous. Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue is a local tradition – family owned and operated for over a quarter century, turning out some of the most succulent brisket, ribs, and chicken to ever grace a plate.  Located in a historic freight house, this building was also one of the first adaptive reuse projects that spearheaded the Crossroads Art District.  Celebrate Kansas City’s meat packing heritage with good food and good friends. You’ll wonder why you ever eat BBQ anywhere else!

Cost: $45
Dress Code: Business Casual


Chapters Mixer
Tuesday, November 3, Evening
Location: Milwaukee Delicatessen Company

Join APT Chapter members at this special piece of Kansas City history almost lost!  Enjoy great food while socializing with Conference participants. Chapter membership is not required, but we hope you will sign up for one before you return home!

Fee: Ticket not required. Individuals pay for own food and drink.
Dress Code: Casual


Chapters Breakfast
Wednesday, November 4, 8:00–8:45 am
Location: Rooftop, The Brass on Baltimore

Start your day with a great breakfast and a great view! Expand your network, meet new members and learn why participating in an APT Chapter is fun and educational.

Fee: $15
Dress Code: Business Casual



College of Fellows Lecture and Induction
Wednesday, November 4, 6:00–7:15 pm
Location: Walnut Room, The Brass on Baltimore

Join us as we induct the 2015 APT Fellows and present APT's most prestigious award, the Harley McKee Award.

College of Fellows Lecture
Keynote Speaker: Carl R. Nold, President and CEO, Historic New England
Topic: From Appleton to 2016:  Preservation Past informs the Future

As the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act in the United States approaches, where is preservation succeeding at meeting the needs of communities, and where do methods and expectations need to change to ensure that preservation is a vital part of public policy and private activity for the future? What international lessons apply? Carl Nold brings insights from experience caring for historic properties, monitoring preservation easements, working with international colleagues, serving in volunteer leadership positions nationally and internationally, and facing preservation issues in both rural and urban settings.

Fee: included with Full Conference Registration
Dress Code: Business Casual


APT Awards Dinner Banquet and Student Scholar Dessert Auction Fundraiser
Wednesday, November 4, 7:15–10:30 pm
Location: Tudor Room, The Brass on Baltimore

Join us for a festive, celebratory dinner as we recognize the achievements of colleagues who made significant contributions to the association and the industry in the past year. This dinner also serves to support our student scholarship fund and we will be bringing back the popular dessert auction. Not only will you have a great time and feast on amazing deserts, you'll be helping the future generation of preservationists!

Fee: $85.00
Dress Code: Dressy

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