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Big Omaha 2011 Schedule

At Big Omaha 2010, Robert Scoble conducted an onstage interview with Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg. This year, Scoble is set to interview United States CTO Aneesh Chopra. Photo by Malone & Company.

With the final additions of United States Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra and Startup America Partnership‘s Erich Broksas to the lineup, we are pleased to unveil the full list of our Big Omaha 2011 speakers.

Here’s this year’s schedule including locations, parties and speaker times. In the coming week we’ll have more information on the three parties (each open to the public), sponsors and art installations that are a part of this year’s event.

To see speaker bios and photos, visit bigomaha.com.

Wednesday, May 11

8:00 p.m.  Big Omaha Opening Party presented by Rackspace; Location: Capitol Lounge1011 Capitol Ave. (Attendee registration opens at 7:30 p.m.) – Open to the public


Thursday, May 12

8:00 a.m  Doors open; breakfast provided by Anderson Partners


9:00   Jeff Slobotski & Dusty Davidson, Co-Founders of Big Omaha

9:05   Hal France, Executive Director of KANEKO

9:15   David Hauser, MC (Founder of Grasshopper)

9:30   Ben Huh, Founder and CEO of Cheezburger Network

10:10  Leila Janah, Founder and CEO of Samasource

10:45  Break sponsored by Schnackel Engineers, Inc

11:15   Nick Seguin, Manager of Entrepreneurship for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

11:30   Aneesh Chopra, US CTO; with interview by Robert Scoble, Rackspace


12:30 p.m.  Lunch provided by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


2:00   Dan Martell, Co-Founder of Flowtown

2:45   Erich Broksas, Startup America Partnership

3:20   Shervin Pishevar, Former Chairman of Social Gaming Network

4:00   Break sponsored by Schnackel Engineers, Inc

4:30   Sarah Lacy, Senior Editor at TechCrunch

5:15   Extended Speaker Q&A

5:55  Jeff Slobotski & Dusty Davidson, Big Omaha


9:00  The Hood Internet Concert presented by Microsoft BizSpark; location: The Slowdown, 729 North 14th St. (Doors open at 8 p.m.) – Open to the public, tickets available at door


Friday, May 13

8:00 a.m.  Doors Open; breakfast provided by Anderson Partners


9:00  Jeff Slobotski & Dusty Davidson, Big Omaha

9:05  David Hauser, MC

9:30   Gary Vaynerchuk, Co-Founder of VaynerMedia

10:10  Philip Kaplan, Entrepreneur in San Francisco

10:45  Break sponsored by Schnackel Engineers, Inc

11:15  Neil Blumenthal, Co-Founder of Warby Parker

11:50  Micah Baldwin, CEO and Chief Community Caretaker of Graphicly


12:30 p.m.  Lunch provided by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation


2:00  David Hauser, MC

2:10  Marc Eckō, Founder of Artists & Instigators

3:00  Travis Kalanick, Co-Founder and CEO of Uber

3:40 Break sponsored by Schnackel Engineers, Inc

4:10 Bo Fishback, Founder and CEO of Zaarly

4:55 Jeff Slobotski & Dusty Davidson, Big Omaha

5:00 Happy Hour presented by Yahoo!; location: Urban Wine Company, 1037 Jones St.


9:00 Big Omaha Closing Party Presented by Gist; location: Nomad Lounge, 1013 Jones St. – Open to the public


Also, unfortunately a schedule conflict arose for Robbie Vitrano of Trumpet Group and he’ll be unable to join us this year. In the coming week we’ll be updating the website to reflect that change as well as the additions of Chopra and Broksas.

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