Friday, November 12, 2010 - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Polsinelli Shughart PC and CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. invite you to join us for a special event focusing on Kansas City's real estate industry.

Friday, November 12, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Kansas City Marriott Hotel Downtown

"What is the Future of the Kansas City Real Estate Industry?"

Keynote Speaker: Daniel Gross
Newsweek Columnist, "The Money Culture"

To learn more about the program and a listing of speakers and topics, please:
Click here to view a copy of the electronic invitation
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Registration is only $150. Please download the registration form and fax or e-mail Brenda Phillips at
(913) 234-1100 or to register.

About the Keynote Speaker:

Daniel Gross, a senior editor at Newsweek, is one of the most widely read financial and economic writers working today. One of his books, Dumb Money was reviewed in The NY Times:

Daniel Gross, Newsweek's lead business columnist, top national economics correspondent, contributor to CNBC and MSNBC, and a frequent flier on the New York-D.C. shuttle, knows this terrain well. He has the ability to frame and present complex issues to a range of audiences, and understands the political, economic, business and social implications of the rapidly evolving relationship between government and the private sector.

"Dan's presentation to Women's World Banking's 7th annual Microfinance and the Capital Markets Conference at J.P. Morgan made the complexities of the current global financial crisis clearly understandable to our international audience of leading investors, bankers, and microfinance practitioners, alike. He made a sober subject enjoyable, even hilarious at times. Dan is an extraordinary speaker."

- Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women's World Banking

"Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation" by Daniel Gross

Call it the credit crunch of 2008, the first panic of the 21st century, or the Great Crash 2.0. In his new book, Dumb Money, Newsweek columnist Daniel Gross explains how and why the financial sector was brought to its knees. Subprime, he argues, wasn't a cause. It was a symptom of a stupid lending virus that was rampant in the U.S., and, ultimately, in the world. Gross describes how macroeconomic conditions forged by powerful megatrends, America's propensity to blow bubbles, and the culture of Wall Street combined to create the conditions for a perfect credit storm.