Today, we’re excited to release the first video in the series of presentations from Big Omaha 2010, which was held at KANEKO, May 12-15. We chose to begin with one of the most powerful talks from the event, that of charity: water founder Scott Harrison.
Harrison’s presentation was not only emotionally moving but it was a convincing call to action to get involved and reject apathy towards a world crisis that can be solved.
In the days leading up to Big Omaha, our community raised $5,000 for charity: water. During the event, and shortly thereafter, an additional $10,000 was raised, bringing the overall total to just over $15,000. Since the event, several conversations have taken place between other Big Omaha speakers and Harrison to determine how they can best support the amazing efforts of the charity: water team.
If you haven’t already made a contribution to charity: water’s efforts, or even if you have, please visit charitywater.org to learn more about their work and how you can further support this tremendous organization.
Please extend your thanks to Scott on Twitter – @scottharrison – for his willingness to come to Omaha and share his story with us, and look for the next video in the Big Omaha series to be posted this Thursday!
Big Omaha is Silicon Prairie News’ premier annual event held each May to inspire, educate and connect entrepreneurs, especially those with an interest in the tech industry. Big Omaha 2011 will be held May 11-13, 2011 at KANEKO.
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