The Big Idea is an event being held at The Cotillion on September 21, 2019, in Wichita, Kansas. Billed as a “LIFE-CHANGING” event, it puts a spotlight on health and wellness, leadership, personal development, and creating the life of your dreams. Business professionals from all over the world come to the event to gain new wisdom and create connections with other like-minded people.
The big idea behind The Big Idea is to give interested people health and wellness tips, collected and distilled by the founders of the event in a TED Talk-style format. If you find yourself in the Midwest this fall, you must go! A full line-up of speakers inspires while networking opportunities with like-minded people abound.
According to the event co-creators, Drs. Devin & Joey Vrana, this year’s event will be bigger, flashier, and better than last year’s inaugural edition.
If you’re particularly keen on attending, a trip to the Air Capital of the World is in store for you. Once you’ve bought your event tickets and arranged transportation, you’ll want to find accommodation and plan some time to check out the rest of the city. Location is key, as you may not want to drive a car during your stay. Being well-located to walk, take public transportation, or rideshares can make or break your trip to The Big Idea.
The Most Convenient Hotels to Stay at in Wichita
If you search for hotels in downtown Wichita, KS, near The Cotillion, you’ll get many answers. There are a few, in particular, we’d recommend, though.
The Hyatt Regency Wichita impresses because of its central location, helpful staff, and premium amenities. It’s an upscale hotel in downtown Wichita, offering spacious suites with scenic views right in the middle of all the action. Business travelers looking to relax and get away from stress on their off-hours will appreciate its relaxing pool and well-equipped fitness center.
Another standout hotel is the Residence Inn by Marriott Wichita East at Plazzio. It is particularly well-equipped for extended stays, with their large living areas that make you feel at home. You can easily get a room equipped with a kitchenette to make a long trip more affordable and pleasant. And you don’t have to sacrifice on convenience as its located near Beech Factory Airport and Colonel James Jabar Airport.
What to Do While Out and About
When you’re not at The Big Idea, you’ll want to explore what the city has to offer you. In addition to excellent shopping experiences, you’ll find plenty of indulgent restaurants to enjoy in the downtown area. Wichita’s food scene includes some unique local eateries. Add Tanya’s Soup Kitchen, the Kind Kravings vegan food truck, Wine Dive, and Café Bel Ami to your list of must-visit eateries.
You can attend an event at the Intrust Arena or watch a movie at the Warren Theatres. Shopping at Towne East or Towne West malls is also a fun activity. If you prefer local businesses, you’ll find many to choose from in Downtown Wichita, including Lucinda’s and Mr. Digg’s Dwelling and Company. If you want to spoil yourself, you can indulge in mani-pedi or massage at one of the many salons in the area.
Exploring Wichita art museums can be a lot of fun, too, if you want to stay away from shopping. The Wichita Art Museum offers fantastic exhibitions and plenty of artists to explore. It even features Interactive Film Screenings on certain days. You can watch classic films in the theater and add to your depth of knowledge in cinema.
Make the Most Out of Your Visit to the Air Capital of the World
Enjoying all that Wichita has to offer you is easy when you have the right place to stay and a packed itinerary. Between the exciting Big Idea conference and Wichita’s underrated Midwestern charm, you’ll never lack for something memorable or moving.