BarCamp is an
or rather a conference without a speaker list, without a fixed schedule, and without remorse. Our open format offers attendees the unique opportunity to network, learn, and communicate about what they are most passionate about!
What are the speaking categories at Barcamp 2012?
7pm until we shut that sucker down! Show up, relax, meet the other BarCampers and have a drink on our opening party sponsor!
Saturday Party8am: Breakfast / Signup for Talk
12pm: Lunch / Networking
BarCamp is an event for people who want to share their passion and excitement about their jobs, hobbies, and interests. It’s an event for people who want to listen and learn from their peers. And the special thing about BarCamp Omaha is that it’s for everybody! Our local event features speaking tracks for creatives, entrepreneurs, and technology developers, including...
- Or whatever you do
What your $10 gets you!
- Opening party
- Soda &
What should I bring?
There’s no need to bring anything special to BarCamp Omaha, but if you are looking for things to stuff into your fanny pack, here are our suggestions:
- A laptop with your presentation (if you’d like to give a talk).
- A projector and screen will be provided for you. You can also put it on a flash drive and borrow a laptop!
- Your notebook and a pen for taking notes and collecting autographs.
- Your camera--you can tag photos on Flickr with “barcampomaha”
- Something to share with all of your new friends...a business card? Stickers? Carrot sticks?
- A friend...if your friend fits in your fanny pack.
Who can give a talk?
Everyone can speak! In the weeks leading up to BarCamp, you can prepare a presentation or talk about your passion. When you arrive in the morning, you can sign up to present and we will create the day’s schedule on the spot during breakfast.
We just ask that you stay away from pitching products or services and limit your presentations to things you want to teach or experiences you want to share, such as a challenge you overcame in starting your business, “hacking” topics, how to discern a good bottle of scotch, or even how to do a particular DIY project! We also love panel talks! The sky is the limit.
Do I *have* to give a talk?
Absolutely not! Many people come to BarCamp to just meet new people and listen to other people give cool presentations, and that's great! We encourage people to participate however they are most comfortable. That's the beauty of the "un-conference", you can pretty much do whatever you want.