November is shaping up to be a busy month, with the recently announced Barcamp Omaha, and now with 3rd annual Highlight Midwest which takes place on Thursday, November 18th. The event breaks down like this:
- Daytime event at The Slowdown, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
- Cocktails and evening presentations at Creighton University’s Harper Center, 4:30pm – 6:30pm.
For those who are unfamiliar with the event, Highlight Midwest is a 1-day conference which aims to “highlight” the great entrepreneurs, startups and communities within the Omaha, Kansas City and Des Moines areas. The first year was held at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, and last year was held in Des Moines.
Format of the event
The format is similar to Barcamp, with the daytime event consisting of several small 25 minute presentations presentations occurring at once. These presentations hopefully showcase a particularly cool company, technology or startup that cares to share the interesting things they’ve been working on.
In the evening, everyone will migrate to Creighton University for cocktails and mingling, and three representatives from each of Omaha, Kansas City, and Des Moines will give larger presentations.
Register to attend and speak
Registration is open now, and costs just $15 for the entire event. This includes breakfast, lunch, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, and a t-shirt.
You may also register to speak at the event, both during the day and at the evening event. The best talks are ones which highlight and showcase a great innovation, technology or creative endeavor. These talks are more show-and-tell, and less instructional. If you’d like to speak, you can fill out the request form here.
For you out-of-towners, there are special rates at hotels that are across the street from the venue. Check out the Highlight Midwest website for more details.
For more information on Highlight Midwest, check out the official Highlight Midwest website. For information on previous years, check out Silicon Prairie News’ coverage:
Also check out other write ups and photos from across the web:
- Highlight Midwest : The Midwest Is More Then Flyover States
- Great People and Presentations at Highlight Midwest
- Geeks, tweeps and entrepreneurs knock Highlight Midwest out of the park
- Flickr : Highlight Midwest
And finally, here’s a promo video from the first year: