Very much looking forward to our first Kansas City meetup. We’ll start officially at 5:30 PM but some readers plan to show up as early as 4:00 PM, so expect a lot of lively conversation!
I’m in Kansas City for the MMT conference. I’ll have to duck out of one of the sessions to be there at 5:30 PM, and may have logistical issues, so forgive me if I am a bit late if I am a bit tardy.
Karrin has reserved the Trophy Room at Charlie Hoopers, a low-key pub in Brookside.
12 W. 63rd Street
Kansas City, MO 64113
Ask for the Trophy Room
Though walkable from UMKC, tired conference goers in dress shoes may want to catch the Main Street Max bus line that also goes past UMKC.
Free parking is available behind the block on which the bar sits, and there are several other public, free, parking lots sprinkled throughout Brookside, as well as street parking. All parking is walkable to Charlie Hooper’s, even for tired conference goers in uncomfortable shoes.
Bus route from UMKC to Charlie Hooper’s https://goo.gl/maps/i16ocpV2cQT2
The Main Street Max can also take people all the way back down to the Plaza, Crossroads, or downtown.
You get off at Brookside at 63rd.
If you use the Google Maps link, it says that it’s only 15 minutes in transit, even including walking on both ends. But the bus runs only every half an hour, with the scheduled pickup time at 14 and 34 minutes after the hours at the 52nd Street pickup. If you walk, it’s 1.4 miles, or a roughly 30 minute hike.
Looking forward to this event. See you soon!
Would it be any problem to have the Econ dept spend a few hundreds into existence for free beer?
The Econ Department is not a currency issuer :-)
I’m sure that I’ll get the highlights on Twitter, but I think it is wonderful that MMT is having a conference — and also that Yves is making it a priority.
How late will it go? I’m going to be in KC this weekend, but won’t be available until after 7.
I’m sure I’ll be there till at least 8, given the history of these events.