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GKCAA Events

The Greater Kansas City Attractions Association hosts networking and educational events to helps its members connect, share ideas and address common issues. 

Upcoming events

    • 10/04/2018
    • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Hy-Vee Arena, 1800 Genessee, KC MO 64102
    GKCAA invites you to join us for the Fall Member Event at the new Hy-Vee Arena in the West Bottoms. You’ll be among the first in KC to visit the recently renovated facility!

    Generationally Speaking: How Cultural Shifts Impact Your Destination

    Join our guest speaker, Emily Howard, Vice President of PGAV Destinations, and find out how Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Trailing and Leading Millennials are approaching travel. Learn how they plan trips, what is important to each group, the factors that motivate them, and what they expect out of their ideal attraction!

    PGAV Destinations is located in St. Louis and designs attraction and destination experiences that tell stories. They are the recognized leader in the incorporation of consumer trends and insights into the planning process. Their clients include the Biltmore, National Geographic, SeaWorld, Bass Pro Shops, Kennedy Space Center, and here in Kansas City, the Kansas City Zoo.

    Event Schedule
    3:30 – 4:00  Check-In
    4:00 – 5:00
      Presentation:  Generationally Speaking, PGAV Destinations

    5:00 – 6:00  Networking Happy Hour - Drinks and Appetizers provided!

    Special thanks to Hy-Vee Arena for hosting this GKCAA event!




    No fees. Park in Lot B.
    1800 Genessee, Kansas City, MO 64102

    Main Entrance-Large Glass Windows (LOT B)

    FREE registration for up to three people per member organization; $15 per additional individual.

    • 11/07/2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Union Station - City Stage

    Join us for this special evening to wrap up GKCAA’s year! The evening will include a brief cocktail reception followed by this year’s awards ceremony hosted by FOX 4’s Matt Stewart honoring tourism leaders who have advanced the industry this past year. The ceremony will be followed by a celebration party with heavy hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

    Members are encouraged to bring their organization’s CEO or Executive Director to be part of the festivities!

    Special thanks to 2017 Attraction of the Year Union Station
    for hosting this GKCAA event!


Past events

08/30/2018 GKCAA Member Mingle
07/19/2018 GKCAA and Visit KC: P2P Partner to Partner Networking Event
06/21/2018 Summer Social: Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm
05/31/2018 Meet & Eat: Video Projects Three Ways: In House, Contract and Agency
04/25/2018 Tourism Night at The K!
03/22/2018 GKCAA: Spring Kickoff!
11/16/2017 GKCAA Annual Member Meeting & Heart of Kansas City Awards
09/20/2017 Meet & Eat: Recruiting Sporting Events to KC
08/23/2017 GKCAA New Member Mingle
07/19/2017 Mid Summer Social
06/21/2017 GKCAA Meet & Eat: Instagram
05/17/2017 Tourism Night at The K!
04/19/2017 GKCAA: Spring Kickoff
03/22/2017 GKCAA Meet and Eat: "Making A Museum"
11/02/2016 GKCAA Annual Membership Meeting
07/14/2016 GKCAA Coffee Reception - Thursday, July 14
06/29/2016 Go Ape! Tour and GKCAA Member Reception
05/17/2016 2016 Tourism Night at the K
04/06/2016 GKCAA Spring Membership Meeting: Marketing to Millennials
03/15/2016 Brown Bag Lunch - Tuesday, March 15
11/17/2015 GKCAA Annual Membership Meeting
09/29/2015 GKCAA Fall Event: All About That Base
06/18/2015 Brown Bag Lunch - Thursday, June 18
04/14/2015 GKCAA Spring Membership Meeting: Appealing to the School Travel Market
03/20/2015 Lunch and Learn - Friday, March 20
02/18/2015 Brown Bag Lunch - Wednesday, February 18
11/18/2014 GKCAA 2014 Annual Membership Meeting
09/24/2014 2014 Fall Meeting
07/24/2014 Brown Bag Lunch - Thursday, July 24
06/18/2014 GKCAA Trivia Night at Ameristar Casino
05/20/2014 Tourism Night at the K
04/16/2014 2014 Spring Meeting
03/06/2014 Brown Bag Lunch - Thursday, March 6
11/06/2013 GKCAA 2013 Annual Membership Meeting
09/18/2013 2013 Fall Meeting
07/11/2013 Brown Bag Lunch - Thursday, July 11
06/19/2013 GKCAA Trivia Night at Ameristar Casino
05/04/2013 Tourism and Hospitality Night at the K
04/18/2013 2013 Spring Meeting
03/21/2013 Brown Bag Lunch - Thursday, March 21
11/14/2012 2012 Annual Meeting
09/26/2012 2012 Fall Meeting
06/21/2012 Brown Bag Lunch - Thursday, June 21
05/07/2012 Tourism and Hospitality Night at the K
04/04/2012 2012 Spring Meeting
02/22/2012 Brown Bag Lunch - Wednesday, February 22
11/30/2011 Annual Membership Meeting
09/14/2011 Beyond the Individual: Bringing More Groups & Special Events to Your Attraction
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