Big Omaha 2011: Tickets now on sale!
The time has come to make a very, very special announcement. Tickets for Big Omaha 2011 are now…live! We're extremely excited to bring you another amazing Big Omaha with many special additions for 2011. This year we've added a half-day of speakers, bringing the total to two days of some of the nation's best and
The time has come to make a very, very special announcement. Tickets for Big Omaha 2011 are now … live!
We’re extremely excited to bring you another amazing Big Omaha with many special additions for 2011. This year we’ve added a half-day of speakers, bringing the total to two days of some of the nation’s best and most innovative entrepreneurs on stage in a one of a kind event space, KANEKO. Additionally, we’ll bring you another evening event on Wednesday night, a second lunch on Friday, more complimentary snacks and beverages and a Farmer’s Almanac prediction of another 65 degree day … well, the last one we’ll strive for, but no guarantees!
Before we go too far, be sure to tell Oxide Design Co. via Twitter, @oxidedesign, what an amazing job they did with this year’s identity and site design. Yet another year of dedicated vision and support in continuing to give Big Omaha its nationally recognized brand.
Also, a special thank you to all of our sponsors who have helped to shape this year’s event into another great experience for the entrepreneurial ecosystem within the Midwest. Having the support and encouragement from so many amazing companies and individuals allows us to accomplish great things, and it’s for that reason that we’re grateful.
Festivities will kick off the evening of Wednesday, May 11 with the Opening Party presented by Rackspace. After a great evening of reconnecting with old friends and meeting new ones, we’ll open the next morning at the beautiful KANEKO for a full day of some of the nation’s most exciting minds sharing their insight, encouragement and stories with attendees.
We’ll break for everyone to grab dinner on their own and then we’ll regroup later that evening for what will surely be a fun time with The Hood Internet coming in for the “Middle Party” Presented by Microsoft BizSpark at Slowdown.
On Friday we will reconvene at KANEKO for another full day of speakers, closing out later that day with a Happy Hour Presented by Yahoo! and a closing party sponsored by Gist to celebrate the ideas, energy and passion which will be shared by all who are planning on coming in for the event.
Now, without further ado, and in no particular order, here’s the slate of incredible speakers we’re announcing today (full slate of speakers to be announced in the coming weeks):
- Leila Janah, founder and CEO of Samasource
- Shervin Pishevar, founder and CEO of Social Gaming Network
- Travis Kalanick, co-founder and CEO of Uber
- Ben Huh, founder and CEO of Cheezburger Network
- Philip Kaplan, serial entrepreneur
- Sarah Lacy, senior editor at TechCrunch and author
- Robbie Vitrano, co-founder and chairman of Trumpet
- Dan Martell, co-founder of Flowtown
- Neil Blumenthal, co-founder of Warby Parker
- Returning: Gary Vaynerchuk, co-founder of VaynerMedia and author
- Returning: Micah Baldwin, CEO and chief community caretaker of Graphic.ly
See speaker bios on bigomaha.com
Follow the “Big Omaha 2011 Speakers” list on Twitter
More to come!
We still have more surprises up our sleeve, so look for a few more announcements over the next few weeks… however today, be sure to purchase your ticket as we expect our third consecutive sellout (and tickets go fast!). Tell your friends and get ready for an amazing experience in a few short weeks!
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