Event Details

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Where to stay

We have confirmed a room block of 40 rooms for the nights of September 19 and 20 at the Holiday Inn Express, at a rate of $90.00 plus tax.  Call the front desk directly at 620-669-5200, and mention you have a hotel restricted reservation. The group is 140 Conference. The reservation cut-off date for this block of rooms is September 5.

You can also consider one of these area hotels and B&B’s as additional options.


Grant Griffiths

Grant Griffiths at the 140 Conference reception at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum in 2010

Two receptions are open to all 140 Conference attendees. Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available. This is a chance for all attendees to get together and talk, outside the conference.

On Monday evening, September 19, a reception is planned at 6 p.m., at the Kansas Cosmosphere.

On Tuesday night immediately following the 140 Conference, a reception will be held at the Kansas Underground Salt Museum.

VIP & Speakers Dinner

Monday evening, September 19, a VIP and speakers dinner will be held at the Airport Steakhouse. It is by invitation for holders of VIP tickets, speakers and other special guests. Dinner will start around 8 p.m.


Here is the schedule of speakers.

On Tuesday, September 20, 2011, doors will open at 8:00 am. Sessions will begin at 8:30am, and run through 5:45 pm.


Breakfast is on your own.

The Fox Theatre concession stand will sell water and soft drinks throughout the day.

A box lunch will be provided on site, included in your ticket. Please let us know by email if you have special meal needs.


Wifi will be provided by Hutchnet Wireless, but as always at events like this, is subject to ups and downs. Personal wifi and mifi are allowed, as long as they do not interfere with the main wifi coverage.

Come prepared to share

We want you to create content and share the conversation. That means yes, bring your video camera. Bring your camera. Interview each other. Tweet and blog during the event. Use the hashtag #140conf.

Video Streaming

The official conference live-stream show will be on the 140Conference Ustream channel.

No live-streaming of video by audience members is allowed, because it will kill our bandwidth.

Getting to Hutch

If you’re driving, Hutchison is about 35 miles northwest of Wichita, Kansas. (Google Map)

The nearest airport is Wichita, Kansas, about 35 minutes away. You’ll probably want to plan to rent a car, or catch a ride with someone who does.

If you are flying in to Wichita airport, please enter your flight details at http://goo.gl/M3db and we’ll try to find you a ride to Hutch. No promises, but we are trying!

Event Venue
Fox Theatre
The Historic Fox Theatre is located at 18 East 1st Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67501. It is a lovely 1920′s era theatre, fully restored.

Extra power outlets will be provided in the main seating area.

Temperature will likely vary during the day, so come prepared to be warm or cool, or both.

A special thank you to the Fox Theatre staff for all their work to make this an outstanding event!