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Events: Nebraska Summit, SPN Meetup, Tikly launch party and more

Every Monday, look for our events post to keep you in the loop on the happenings of the week. From meetups and conferences to workshops and pitch sessions, if it’s happening in the Silicon Prairie, you’ll find it here.

For more, visit our events page for a calendar of upcoming events from us and others in the region.

To submit an event for consideration, please email editor@siliconprairienews.com.

This Week 

The Big Plate Beta Launch Party – Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Lincoln, Neb. – Blue Blood Brewing, Suite #8 (500 W. South St.)  

Join us for a beer, pizza, and a tour of Lincoln’s newest brewery – Blue Blood Brewing Company. In addition to an opportunity to mix and mingle with the Lincoln and Omaha’s best and brightest.

Learn more thebigplate.eventbrite.com

Tikly Launch Party – Wednesday, 5 p.m. 

Des Moines – Vaudeville Mews (212 4th St.)

Tikly is a ticketing service that places the tickets back in the hands of the talent. With lower overhead and no external commitments, we provide lower service fees to the fan and more revenue to the band and/or venue. 

Learn more vaudevillemews.com

L5 Software + Solutions – Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln, Neb. – Libations (317 S.11th St.

Finger food and cash bar provided. What tech tools can you not live without in YOUR business? Which secret best practices for software use (and abuse) will you share?

Learn more facebook.com

3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition – Thursday, 5-8 p.m.

Lincoln, Neb. – Memorial Stadium-West Stadium Club (Stadium Drive and T St.)

Students from Nebraska high schools, two-year colleges, and four-year colleges are invited to Memorial Stadium to compete in the third annual 3-2-1 Quick Pitch Competition. Participating students will have the opportunity to showcase their entrepreneurial, communication, and presentation skills through a short “quick pitch” proposal.

Learn more cba.unl.edu

AIGA Nebraska presents Bill Thorburn – Thursday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Omaha – Mutual of Omaha, 12th Floor Cristal Room (33rd and Dodge St.)

Bill Thorburn started with a fine arts degree from The Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The work of Bill and his team has been consistently honored in every industry publication from Communication Arts to ID Magazine for the past 20 years.

Learn more 


Brew n’ View – Page One: Inside the New York Times – Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

Des Moines – Fleur Cinema (4545 Fleur Dr.)
CDS Global and Lava Row present “Page One: Inside the New York Times.” Admission is free with your Eventbrite ticket. The first 50 Eventbrite registrants receive two free drink tickets, a small popcorn and box of candy.

Summit for Entrepreneurship Pre-Conference Cornstalks Reception – Thursday, 6-8 p.m.

La Vista, Neb. – Embassy Suites Conference Center (12520 Westport Parkway)

The evening will begin with a cocktail and appetizer reception and will be followed with networking and a keynote speaker, Stephen J. George, CFA, co-founder and chief investment officer of Capricorn Investment Group, LLC.

Learn more omahayoungprofessionals.com

2012 Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship – Friday, 8-3 p.m.

La Vista, Neb. – Embassy Suites Conference Center (12520 Westport Parkway)

Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship is a state-wide gathering designed to educate about what opportunities exist for entrepreneurs.

Register for the Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship

UPA Iowa Communicating Change to Your Users – Friday, 11:30 a.m.

Des Moines – Catchfire Media, Suite #202 (1312 Locust St.) 

In this session, we’ll discuss why it’s important to communicate clearly about change, why we often don’t, and how to do it better. We’ll delve into case studies of industry best and worst practices, from the successful rollout of “#NewNewTwitter” to the unsuccessful (and bizarre) PR backpedaling of the Netflix/Qwikster saga.

Learn more upaiowa.eventbrite.com

Silicon Prairie News Meetup with Jelecos – Friday, 3-5 p.m. 

La Vista, Neb. – Embassy Suites Conference Center (12520 Westport Parkway)

This event is free and open to the public. Immediately after the Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship, attendees and non-Summit goers are welcome to join us for a Silicon Prairie News Meetup with Jelecos. Come grab a drink, network and learn more about our meetup sponsor Jelecos. 

RSVP encouraged


Make sure to keep an eye out for these upcoming Silicon Prairie News events and those we’re helping to promote as a media sponsor. 

2012 Young Professionals Summit – Wednesday, Feb. 29, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Omaha – CenturyLink Center Omaha (455 North 10th St.)

On the agenda is time to discuss, with your peers and local business leaders, community issues that affect young professionals. Be enlightened by interesting speakers presenting topics YOU care about. Get involved in the community — breakout sessions and interactive discovery activities will get you thinking and engaged.

Register for the 2012 YP Summit

Silicon Prairie Cereal Bar – Sunday, March 11, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Austin – Halcyon (218 W. 4th St.)

If you’re headed down to SXSW Interactive, make sure to bring an early morning appetite because Silicon Prairie News is serving up something great. From the frosted classics to the kid stuff, be bowled over by a serious selection and a chance to meet – and eat – with folks from all over the Silicon Prairie region. 

Stay tuned on how to register for your spot at the Silicon Prairie Cereal Bar 

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