Barcamp Omaha, 2017. August 26

AIGA Nebraska

A bit of curiosity goes a long way.

Heck it might even take you on stage at BarCamp. BarCamp Omaha is a user generated conference where the speakers are everyday folks talking about what interests them. Talks aren’t scheduled or planned until just before the conference starts, and anyone can give a talk. Curious, but don’t want to take the stage? That’s okay too.

At BarCamp, you won’t find a predetermined speaker list or a line of suits passing out business cards. What you will find is some shaggy dude in a t-shirt talking about moonshine, a web developer talking about the best practices in SEO, or a world traveler sharing their experiences. BarCamp is a chance to network, learn something new, and share what awakens your curiosity. Come one, come all.

Our Tracks

Pick from the tracks below to give your talk. All topics are welcome!

The Schedule

Friday August 25

7PM | Opening Party at Alamo Drafthouse!

Get excited about BarCamp the night before at our opening party! Buying a BarCamp ticket also entitles you to a free drink ticket. Not to mention, the fantastic Justin Limoges is bringing his sweet photo booth!

Saturday August 26

8AM | Coffee / Sign Up

Grab some snacks and coffee, sign up for a talk, and start the day getting to know your fellow BarCampers.

9AM | Morning Talks Begin

We'll start out the first round of talks promptly at 9am, so make sure you're all settled in and ready to learn!

12PM | Lunch & Networking

Hang out with your new BarCamp friends and enjoy a delicious lunch.

1PM | Afternoon Talks Begin

At 1 PM, we'll reconvene for our afternoon session of talks!

5PM | Closing

Say your goodbyes, collect addresses for your new pen pals, and start looking forward to next year. Don't forget to pick up your free t-shirt (sponsored by Agape Red) and other BarCamp memorabilia from the merch table!

Frequently Asked
Questions

What am I paying $20 for?

  • Opening Party / Drink Ticket
  • Breakfast
  • Soda & Snacks
  • Lunch
  • BarCamp T-shirt
  • Good Times / New Friends (which is sorta priceless…)

How long are the talks?

Each time slot is 25 minutes. Speakers are allowed to use that time however they wish. You could even share one 25-minute time slot with multiple people or set up a panel discussion. It’s probably a good idea to allow time for comments and questions because BarCamp audiences tend to be very participatory!

Can I give a sales presentation?

No. To be respectful of our BarCamp attendees, sales presentations or all-out sales pitches are not allowed. Don’t even try it, folks.

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Do I have to give a talk?

Absolutely not! Many people come to BarCamp just to meet new people and listen to other folks 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.

When do I get my BarCamp t-shirt?

Tees are sponsored by Agape Red and will be available on the day of BarCamp at the merch table.

Note: Due to the nature of having tees available on the day of the event, we cannot guarantee your indicated size from registration will be available, so pick up your shirt early in the morning!

What should I bring?

Your notebook and a pen for taking notes and collecting autographs.

Something to share with all of your new friends…a business card perhaps? A clean pair of underpants (just in case!) A friend…if your friend fits in your fanny pack.

Is my ticket transferrable?

If you’re unable to attend BarCamp after purchasing your ticket, contact finance@nebraska.aiga.org to transfer or refund your ticket. Ability to do so expires after July 31, 2017.

I have a food allergy, do I have to bring my own lunchbox?

Don’t worry about it! We want to make sure that everyone is included at lunch. If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions just send a message to barcampcochair@nebraska.aiga.org and we’ll make sure that you are taken care of.

Sponsors

  1. Platinum
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  3. Silver
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  4. Bronze
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If you’re interested in being a sponsor please contact barcampchair@nebraska.aiga.org