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Thursday, May 7, 2009

7:30p Wine Event @ Slowdown w/ Gary Vaynerchuk

9:30p Shiver Shiver playing @ Slowdown

Friday, May 8, 2009

8:00a Registration / Breakfast / Mingling
9:00a Introductions and welcome by Jeff & Dusty
9:25a Jason Fried of 37signals
10:00a Micah Laaker of Yahoo Developer Network
10:25a Adriana Gascoigne of hi5 and Girls in Tech
11:00a BREAK
11:30a Micah Baldwin of Lijit
12:00p LUNCH
1:30p Matt Mullenweg of WordPress
2:05p Joe Olsen of Phenomblue
2:15p Jeffrey Kalmikoff of Threadless
2:50p BREAK
3:20p Ben Rattray of Change.org
3:55p Highlighting Omaha-area entrepreneurs & innovators
4:30p Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV
5:15p Closing remarks by Jeff & Dusty
8:00p Closing Party @ Nomad Lounge

Note: Speaker schedule is subject to change.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

9:00a Tweetup @ Aromas Coffeehouse


Located in the heart of the Midwest, Omaha located just about 7 1/2 hours from Denver and Chicago has a lot to offer!  The BIG Omaha event will take place in the Old Market area of Downtown Omaha which is just 5 miles south of Eppley Airport.

The main event will take place at KANEKO. Located at 1111 Jones in the Old Market, the facility was born out of artist Jun Kaneko’s desire to nurture the creative spark inherent in all of us. It will serve as an excellent place for BIG Omaha attendees to listen, learn, and colloborate.



1111 Jones St, Omaha, NE

(402) 341-3800

More info

Additional Events

On Thursday evening, Gary Vaynerchuk will kick things off at an event at Slowdown. Named “Club of the Year” by Esquire Magazine in 2008, Slowdown is owned by Saddle Creek records and features a mirrored bar, comfortable lounge chairs, and terrific sight lines provided by balconies that overlook a large, sunken floor in front of the stage.



729 N 14th St, Omaha, NE

(402) 345-7569

More info

Friday evening will close with a bang while attendees have the chance to party at Nomad Lounge. Nomad is a hip bar/lounge aimed at providing the creative & entrepreneurial community a place to relax and/or party after hours.


Nomad Lounge

1013 Jones St, Omaha, NE

(402) 341-3800

More info


We have special pricing available for BIG Omaha attendees at some of Downtown Omaha’s best hotels. Each of these places is within walking distance from each of the conference venues, and also close to the shops, food and excitement of the Old Market.


Hilton Omaha – $125/night

1001 Cass St, Omaha, NE

(402) 998-3400

Click here to book


Magnolia – $129/night

729 N 14th St, Omaha, NE

(888) 915-1110, Option 4

Call and mention the “Big Omaha Conference.”