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Summit Purpose

  • New partnerships for research innovation
  • Identification of regulatory changes, legislation and institutional streamlining that will accelerate the transfer of knowledge from the laboratory to businesses
  • Ideas for product and service development that will guide private sector investment and demonstrate the need for a supportive government infrastructure
  • Insight about ways to collaborate with university researchers and other partners to transfer new technologies
  • New information on how to leverage the assets of universities, financial markets and business investment to create companies and jobs that will strengthen the economic foundations of the region

Business Journals Supplement

View the complete Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit supplement from the Kansas City and St. Louis Business Journals. Click here to view.



Hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Missouri Regional Life Sciences Summit will be held Monday, March 8, in Swinney Hall, 5030 Holmes Street, located on the UMKC Campus. The summit will move to the Kauffman Center, 4801 Rockhill Road on Tuesday, March 9, 2010.

An energetic city forged by a rich history, Kansas City is brimming with activities to keep visitors entertained—eclectic cuisine, swinging jazz, one-of-a-kind museums, a thriving arts scene and fantastic shopping. Part of the city's charm lies in its beauty, with an impressive network of boulevards, spacious parks and of course, exquisite fountains. The world-renowned jazz legacy continues today in clubs throughout the city. For barbecue lovers, the city's signature food can be found at more than 100 barbecue establishments, but visitors also delight in restaurants of every ethnic origin. Discover dozens of unique museums, including the world-class Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the American Jazz Museum. Shopping is elevated to an art form at the beautiful Country Club Plaza and at Hallmark's Crown Center. This city is passionate about the arts with outstanding symphony, ballet, theater and opera companies. The city's central location makes it easy to get here and reasonable prices make fun affordable.

For directions to the University of Missouri-Kansas City campus, click here. To view a campus map, click here (PDF).

For directions to the Kauffman Center, click here.

Presented by the four campuses of the University of Missouri System
University of Missouri-ColumbiaUniversity of Missouri-Kansas CityMissouri University of Science and TechnologyUniversity of Missouri-St. Louis
Featuring experts from University of Missouri-Columbia, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Missouri University of Science and Technology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas State University, St. Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, Iowa State University and the University of Saskatchewan, as well as business leaders, venture capitalists and policy makers