Granting that econ geeks are few and far between, if you are a local blogger and care even a wit about world events you should have stumbled across the blogs of at least one of the attendees listed below and perhaps share my sense of wonderment as to how the event passed us by with little or no fanfare.
Alison Schrager http://www.economist.com/blogs/freeexchange/ Amity Shlaes http://www.amityshlaes.com/ Bob Cringely http://www.cringely.com/ Brian Carney http://www.Opinionjournal.com David Warsh http://www.economicprincipals.com/ Gregg Gordon http://www.smirkingchimp.com/author/gregg_gordon Mark Thoma http://economistsview.typepad.com/ Mark Perry http://mjperry.blogspot.com/ Matt Schreiber OM III Capital Management Scott Jagow http://www.publicradio.org/columns/marketplace/scratchpad/ Seth Ditchik http://press.princeton.edu/ Sramana Mitra http://www.sramanamitra.com/ Steve Malanga http://www.realclearmarkets.com Tim Kane http://www.growthology.org Tyler Cowen http://www.marginalrevolution.com/ Bob Litan http://www.growthology.org Arnold Kling http://econlog.econlib.org/ Ben Wildavsky http://www.kauffman.org Carl Schramm http://www.kauffman.org Charles Johnson http://www.growthology.org Chris Lester http://www.kansascity.com/ Dane Stangler http://www.growthology.org Don Boudreaux http://www.cafehayek.com/ EJ Reedy http://www.kauffman.org Jeff Cornwall http://www.drjeffcornwall.com/ John McIntyre www.realclearpolitics.com Lynne Kiesling http://knowledgeproblem.com/ Matt Rees http://www.whwg.com/thefirm/staff.php/46/Matthew__Rees Matthew Yglesias http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/ Michael Anton http://www.kauffman.org Michael Mandel http://www.businessweek.com/the_thread/economicsunbound/ Mike Shedlock http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/ Paul Kedrosky http://paul.kedrosky.com/ Virginia Postrel http://www.dynamist.com/weblog/index.html Wendy Guillies http://www.kauffman.org Yves Smith http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/
Other than the Kauffman Foundation, the only local media coverage I could find was at KC infoZine. We even got scooped by The Dallas Morning News.
And it's not like there weren't local cultural angles; Tyler Cowen had a battle of the Kansas City barbecue joints post.