2022 Kansas Media Event

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Abilene 

The media event will showcase the six travel regions of Kansas. You'll be able to immerse yourself in each region as each exhibitor brings a little slice of their communities to you. You'll get story ideas, create new relationships, and will overall expand your story repertoire. In addition to the media event itself, there are also opportunities for other experiences while you're in town. Please make sure to mark all events you plan to attend on the submission form below. 

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 2 

4 p.m. - Longhorn Cattle Drive + Reception

Wednesday, August 3 

8 a.m. - Abilene Mini-FAM
12 p.m. - Lunch with Community Partners at Exclusive & Iconic Local Restaurant 
2 p.m. - Media Event

Named one of the top 20 “best small towns to visit” by Smithsonian Magazine, Abilene is the hometown of 5-Star General and 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Hotel Room Block - Media Only

  • 110 E Lafayette Ave
  • (785) 263-4049

This award winning hotel offers deluxe services and amenities, that will allow you to have a carefree trip. You can swim year-round in the heated, indoor pool and whirlpool, workout in the fitness center and relax in the sauna or jacuzzi suites. We offer the convenience of a…

Local Airports

  • 3237 Arnold Ave
  • (785) 827-3914

Airport Code: SLN History: After The B-17s were eventually replaced with B-29s, the airport's extremely long runway proved to be one of the few in the entire country capable of handling the new bomber. Upon completion of WWII, the base was home to 45 B-29s and 20 tanker planes…

  • 2277 Eisenhower Airport Parkway
  • (316) 946-4700

Formerly known as Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower Airport changed names in 2014 in honor of the Kansas native and 34th president. This came right before a brand new, 2-story terminal was constructed in 2015 with modern architecture and elements…

  • 5500 Skyway Dr
  • (785) 587-4560

The Manhattan Regional Airport offers daily flights to and from Dallas/Ft. Worth and Chicago O'Hare. Phase 2 of airport terminal expansion begins summer 2015. Long-term parking is free. Certain properties provide hotel shuttles, and taxi service available to/from the airport.

Contact Info

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Communities or Attractions of Interest

There may be additional opportunites to visit other communities before or after the media event. These will be coordinated by the communities of interest and are not guaranteed. For additional information about this opportunity email colby.sharplesterry@ks.gov

We will use these to match you with community partners for the luncheon, and we will reach out to coordinate additional hosting or FAM opportunities if available. If none please enter NA.

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