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|3:00 p.m.||Hotel Check-In||The Fontaine Registration Desk|
|6:00–11:00 p.m.||Welcome Reception||Char Bar Restaurant|
|7:00–11:00 p.m.||Michael Beers Band||Char Bar Restaurant|
Located in the heart of Kansas City's best upscale shopping at Country Club Plaza, The Fontaine features a blend of modern and Mediterranean inspired accommodations and is the ideal destination for business and leisure travelers. Walk across custom tile mosaics inset into the gleaming marble floor; enjoy the intricately carved wood paneling and playful Renaissance artwork adorning the walls; and marvel at the hand-blown Venetian glass chandeliers floating overhead. Each detail is designed to delight the senses while setting a scene of serene sophistication—a place in which guests are both dazzled and utterly relaxed.
Get settled into your room, and then catch the MCAI shuttle to nearby Char Bar Restaurant for an evening of barbecue, beverages, fellowship and live music. We have the entire restaurant reserved for our group, including their 10,000 square feet Beer Garden with backyard amusements (lawn croquet, bocce ball, ping pong and bags). The Michael Beers Band will begin at 7:00 p.m. Play unlimited games, dance to the band, socialize and enjoy the music! This will be a relaxed, casual event for everyone to get reacquainted. Shuttle busses will run continuously between the The Fontaine and Char Bar beginning at 5:45 p.m.
The Michael Beers Band is a Kansas City tradition everyone should experience. A top event and wedding band for many years, this talented quartet will fill a room with excitement and fun as it plays both great listening music and the absolute best dance and party music of all time. With a female vocalist that will dazzle all, and skillful players and singers at each instrument, the Michael Beers Band has never met a dance floor it didn’t love! Pack your dancing shoes, bring your fun and come let Michael and his crew take you on a dancing and singing journey you will never forget.
|7:00–9:00 a.m.||Breakfast Buffet||The Fontaine|
|7:30–8:00 a.m.||Annual Membership Business Meeting||The Fontaine|
|8:00–11:00 a.m.||Tour of SPX Research and Development Center (Transportation Provided)||SPX Research and Development Center|
|11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.||Buffet Luncheon & Keynote Speaker, Jack Schafer, Ph.D.|
|1:00–4:00 p.m.||Afternoon Open|
|4:00–5:30 p.m.||Associate/Affiliate Reception||Solarium Lounge - The Fontaine|
|5:30 p.m.||Transportation to Kauffman Stadium||The Fontaine Lobby|
|6:00–10:30 p.m.||KC Royals vs. Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Game & Dinner||Kauffman Stadium|
|10:30 p.m.||Transportation to Hotel||Kauffman Stadium|
The MCAI Annual Business Meeting is for all members. The meeting reviews Association activities over the past year and previews activities and resources planned for the coming year.
Join us for a tour of the SPX Research and Development Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The R&D center is housed in what was originally a limestone cave, offering year round conditions for thermal testing. It has been the hub for Marley tower and component development since the 1950s. At the R&D Center, you will see how SPX engineers and designs components specifically for the challenging conditions typical in cooling tower operation. Performance, thermal and sound testing will also be covered.
SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. manufactures Marley® cooling towers, evaporative fluid coolers, evaporative condensers and air cooled heat exchangers. For nearly a century, the Marley brand has been synonymous with high-quality equipment and service for HVAC, industrial, power and refrigeration customers. SPX Cooling Technologies is represented in Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota by DPT Mechanical.
Join us for lunch and a Keynote presentation from Dr. Jack Schafer. Jack is the author of “The Like Switch.” His book shows you how to read others and get people to like you for a moment or a lifetime. Whether you wish to be better at sales, reading a room or recruiting Soviet spies, Jack outlines the skills necessary to make you a better communicator at all levels.
John R. “Jack” Schafer, PhD, is a psychologist, professor, intelligence consultant, and former FBI Special Agent. Dr. Schafer spent 15 years conducting counter-intelligence and counterterrorism investigations, and seven years as a behavioral analyst for the FBI’s National Security Division’s Behavioral Analysis Program. He developed spy recruitment techniques, interviewed terrorists and trained agents in the art of interrogation and persuasion. Dr. Schafer contributes online pieces for Psychology Today Magazine, has authored/ coauthored six books and has published numerous articles in professional and popular journals. He is a professor with the School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice at Western Illinois University.
The MCAI is proud to honor the participation of our Associate and Affiliate members. Each year the Associate and Affiliate members are gracious in hosting a reception for everyone to socialize and network.
Whether you are a Royals fan or not, this will be an experience you won’t want to miss! We have the Blue Moon Taproom patio reserved exclusively for our group. Located in right field, the patio has one of the most unique views of the game. Open-air patio-style seating will provide ample room to socialize and enjoy the game. Food and drink will be provided.
|7:30–9:30 a.m.||Breakfast Buffet for Non-Golfers||The Fontaine|
|7:30 a.m.||Transportation to Ironhorse Golf Course||The Fontaine|
|8:00–9:00 a.m.||Registration and Breakfast at Golf Course||Ironhorse Golf Course|
|9:00 a.m.||Golf Tournament — Ironhorse Golf Course||Ironhorse Golf Course|
|9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.||Non-Golfers — Day Open|
|5:30–6:30 p.m.||Hospitality Reception at 901 Bar||901 Bar|
|6:30–8:00 p.m.||Dinner Stations at Restaurant 901 Bar||901 Rooftop Restaurant|
|8:00–11:00 p.m.||Roaming Entertainment and DJ by Quixotic||901 Rooftop Restaurant|
Complete with breakfast, lunch, beverage cart service and awards, the annual MCAI golf tournament is guaranteed to be a great time. Transportation will depart the The Fontaine at 7:30 a.m. sharp. (Please note breakfast for golfers will be provided at the golf course.)
Join us for a cocktail at the Rosso Rooftop Bar and savor the ambiance and breathtaking views of the city. Then enjoy an exceptional meal of modern Mediterranean-inspired cuisine set up in stations throughout Rosso and get ready for an exciting evening of entertainment by Quixotic.
Based in Kansas City, Quixotic was given Silicon Valley’s unofficial stamp of genius when they were invited to perform at the global TED Conference in 2012. A unique blend of projection mapping, artistic dance, aerialists, musicians and specialty acts, Quixotic fuses all these elements in to what the New York Times branded an “innovative circus ensemble,” and Men’s Journal declared “one of the best contemporary cirque acts.” They have performed for audiences worldwide and have helped launch brand products for companies such as IBM, HP, Smithsonian, Emirates Airlines and Bulgari.
Souvenir photos will be taken.
|7:30–9:30 a.m.||Closing Breakfast||The Fontaine|
Have questions? Contact the MCAI Staff anytime at email@example.com.