On July 22, Professor Heywood Sanders spoke at the Kansas City library about the research in his book, Convention Center Follies. This is the same Sanders that VisitKC head Ronnie Burt and developer Mike Burke did not want to debate. One Star opinion writer even criticized the library for having a one-sided presentation on the matter (never mind that the library has speakers on policy matters all the time).
The library put Sanders's talk on YouTube. Sanders's talk starts at about 19:10 and runs for about 30 minutes, not including questions and answers. Please consider taking the time to watch the talk. Sanders presents valuable and substantive information and does so entertainingly.