Thank you to all students, teachers, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers that made Your Global Future 2022 possible!


Your Global Future at a glance:

Tuesday, October 11, 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at the Kansas City Convention Center

1,200 High School Students

24 High Schools and Student Organizations

60 Exhibitors

High School Registration
Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration
Sponsorship Information

About the Event

Away from the borders and coasts, Kansas City-area students are often surprised to find just how many international academic and professional opportunities await them. This unique college and career fair brings students to the table with dozens of international businesses, organizations, colleges, and universities, to show them just how global their future can be.

In 2022, Your Global Future will combine aspects of previous years to offer:

  • Trade show-style college and career fair where businesses, organizations, colleges, and universities will come together to interact with hundreds of area high school students
  • In-school assemblies in the weeks preceding Your Global Future that feature speakers from sponsoring organizations
  • Opportunities for real-world learning visits by students to sponsoring organizations

Check out Previous Years of Your Global Future:

2022 Participating Schools and Organizations

At Your Global Future, engagement with international businesses, organizations, colleges, and universities encourages students to envision a future that connects their homes in the Greater Kansas City area to the outside world through global educational, professional and travel opportunities. All high school students and teachers within the Greater Kansas City area are invited to attend the 5th annual, Your Global Future. Sign up here.

  • Allen Village School
  • The Barstow School
  • Belton High School
  • Bishop Seabury Academy
  • Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
  • Center High School
  • Central High School
  • Crossroads Preparatory Academy
  • De Soto High School
  • East High School
  • Frontier School of Excellence
  • Frontier STEM High School
  • Hilltop School
  • Kearney High School
  • Liberty High School
  • Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
  • Northeast High School
  • Paseo Academy
  • Shawnee Mission East High School
  • Shawnee Mission South High School
  • Southeast High School
  • St. Teresa’s Academy
  • Summit Technology Academy
  • Winnetonka High School

2022 Exhibitors

  • AbilityKC
  • AFS Student Foreign Exchange – Kansas City
  • Arvest Bank
  • Avila University
  • BioMicrobics
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City
  • Cosentino’s
  • Crossworld
  • Cross Border Network & Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR)
  • Donnelly College
  • English-Speaking Union
  • Ethnic Enrichment Commission
  • Global Ties KC
  • Harriman-Jewell Series
  • HDR, Inc.
  • International Brotherhood of Boilermakers
  • International Trade Council
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas Department of Labor
  • Kansas State University
  • Lindenwood University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • MICATA (Mid-America Chapter of the American Translators Association)
  • Missouri Humanities
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Missouri Works Initiative
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Park University
  • Peace Corps
  • PeaceWorks Kansas City
  • Quantum Resource Professionals
  • RISE (Kansas City Public Library)
  • Rockhurst University
  • Sheet Metal Local #2 JATC
  • Spire
  • Stinson LLP
  • Teach for America
  • The Builders’ Association
  • The Literacy Lab
  • The ONE Campaign
  • Truman State University
  • University of Central Missouri – Admissions
  • University of Central Missouri – Department of Political Science and International Studies
  • University of Central Missouri – Study Abroad
  • University of Kansas – Area Studies Center
  • University of Kansas – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • University of Kansas – Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies
  • University of Kansas – International Admissions
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City
  • University of Saint Mary
  • U.S. Air Force
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Webster University
  • William Jewell College
  • YMCA of Greater Kansas City

2022 Program Sponsors

To register as a sponsor or find more information about sponsor packages and benefits that ensure cost-free programming for students, please contact Chloe Thomas, Global Education Coordinator.

2022 Global Education Sponsor:

Linda S. Trout

Sustaining Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors:

University of Saint Mary

Access Sponsors:

Michael & Christina Arnone

David & Hoi Kei Au

Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City

S.M. Trading Corporation

Your Global Future – 2022 FAQs

Exhibitors include domestic and international businesses, nonprofit organizations, colleges and universities. Each group will be able to showcase the ways that their work provides more global perspectives for students seeking opportunities after high school.

Thanks to the generous support of exhibitors and sponsors, Your Global Future is free for students and teachers every year. Transportation costs are covered through bus reimbursement.

Sponsorship is designated by level and ranges from $500 to $10,000. Each level of sponsorship receives unique benefits that can increase the visibility and impact of your organization. More about sponsorship levels and benefits can be found here.

Exhibit registration:

  • IRC Organizational Members: 1 Complimentary Booth until June 30
  • Nonprofit and Government Agencies
    • IRC Members: $150 until September 23
    • Early Bird Registration: $150 until June 30
    • Standard Registration: $200 from July 1 – August 31
    • Late Registration: $250 from September 1 – September 23
  • Colleges and Universities
    • IRC Members: $250 until September 23
    • Early Bird Registration: $250 until June 30
    • Standard Registration: $300 from July 1 – August 31
    • Late Registration: $35o from September 1 – September 23
  • Businesses
    • IRC Members: $350 until September 23
    • Early Bird Registration: $350 until June 30
    • Standard Registration: $400 from July 1 – August 31
    • Late Registration: $450 from September 1 – September 2
  •  Please note that power hook ups require an additional $75 charge

For more information about sponsor packages, which ensure cost-free programming for students and can increase your visibility and impact, please contact Chloe Thomas.

For more information on IRC organizational membership, please contact Daniel Fitzpatrick or visit our pages for business, university, and nonprofit organizational members.