Expedition Montgomery, Alabama



Intercity visits are a great way for community leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors to gain knowledge about innovative ideas and programs from other cities. The visit provides an opportunity for interaction among city leaders and facilitates the exchange of best practices and lessons learned between two cities.

This fall we are headed to the central hub of the Civil Rights Movement – Montgomery, Alabama, where we’ll learn directly from local leaders about important topics like economic development, entrepreneurial resources, tourism, riverfront development, diversity, equity and inclusion, education, local government and more! 

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Session topics have been finalized. The tentative agenda is below. Speakers and locations will be finalized the first week of September and added into the trip mobile app.

Wednesday, October 2

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Lunch and Welcome, sponsored by Bartlett & West
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Catalysts for Montgomery Panel Discussion
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Hotel Check-In and Refresh
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Welcome Cocktail Reception sponsored by the Greater Topeka Partnership
6:30 p.m. – Dinner and evening networking in The Alley, sponsored by Architect One

Thursday, October 3

7:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast & Military Relations
9:15 – 10:30 a.m. – State of Education & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Workforce Development Panel
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch sponsored by Vision Bank
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. - Now You’re Just Braggin’
2:30 – 5:30 p.m. – MO22 Pillar Breakout Sessions
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Personal Unwind Time
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. – Cocktail Hour sponsored by Cox Communications & Kansas Gas Service
7:30 p.m. – Group Dinner and evening networking sponsored by Schwerdt Design Group

Friday, October 4

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Panel – Community Policing and Blight
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – SMART CITY
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – A Cautionary Tale
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch before heading to airport

Travel Info

The official kick-off of Expedition Montgomery will be a quick lunch beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2. The organized events will conclude at noon on Friday, October 4.


The registration fee covers hotel stay for Wednesday and Thursday night at the Renaissance Hotel.  It also includes daily breakfast, lunch, snacks, cocktail receptions, dinner, and transportation while in Montgomery.  Airfare, gratuities, drinks and entertainment after nightly dinners are the responsibility of the attendee.  The hotel does have rooms available on Tuesday night at the group rate should you choose to fly in the night before.  The GTP Staff will host cocktails from 8 – 10 p.m. on Tuesday night to welcome you to Montgomery should you choose to arrive early.


Delta, United, and American Airlines fly into Montgomery (MGM) Airport from Kansas City (MCI). Click HERE to find flights for Tuesday flights as well as Wednesday morning flights. It is a quick 10 minute drive from the airport to the hotel. GTP staff will be there to greet attendees at the airport and drive them to the hotel.


Registration closes Sunday, September 1, 2019. Register today to reserve your spot.