Big Omaha gets bigger with free live stream on Thursday and Friday
For the first time, Silicon Prairie News will be live-streaming the 14 speaker presentations of Big Omaha.
In its inaugural year, Big Omaha sold out to 450 attendees. In year two, Big Omaha added 50 seats and sold out again. In year three, 100 seats and another sell out. Now, in year four, with 50 seats added, a record sell out time and a waitlist of more than 200 names, we've decided to add thousands of more "seats" to the back of the room.
For the first year, we'll be live-streaming all speaker presentations for free on Silicon Prairie News. We've set up a nifty page – siliconprairienews.com/live (below) – to let you not only catch our 14 speakers, but to interact with other viewers, track our coverage and watch the chatter in the Twittersphere.
As the producers of the event, we're continually blown away by the inspiration, motivation and education our speakers deliver. We believe that opening up this experience will lead to more impactful discussion, increased interest in the Silicon Prairie startup activity and, above all, a larger and stronger community around Big Omaha. In October, we live-streamed our second premier event, Thinc Iowa, and saw both a very positive response and increased conversation.
The live stream is made possible through the support of our sponsor, Hayneedle, an ecommerce company that's at the core of Omaha's tech entrepreneurship story. It's fitting then that just as their story has been shared many times over to attentive entrepreneurs and innovators in Omaha, they're now helping share the stories of the Big Omaha speakers to viewers around the world.
We wish that we could fit everyone who wants to be a part of Big Omaha into our venue but the size of the building is fixed and we're excited to offer this alternative as a way to involve more people. We believe being a ticket holder to Big Omaha is something special, and what ultimately is delivered during the event is more than talks from a stage, it's an experience. This year, one portion of it – live-streaming the talks – will make it even bigger and better, and we can't wait.
Mark your calendars for 9 a.m. on Thursday and Friday, and make sure to tune in to siliconprairienews.com/live.