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6572_8ebc3c6edc_small March 10, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha No matter the genre, music attaches us to our experiences. It adapts to the stages of life, becoming our soundtrack while having the ability to motivate, comfort, delight and inspire us. It may most easily play unnoticed in the background, but it's front and center to someone like DJ Skee. Over the past decade, DJ Skee has helped shape the popular music scene. Named to Billboard magazine's influential “Power Players: 30 Under 30" in 2010, he has collaborated with artists such as Jay Z, Katy Perry ... read more

6550_c2a6458b25_small March 6, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Today we're thrilled to announce the next four speakers joining the 2014 Big Omaha lineup. Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) is the founder of Digg, co-founder of Revision3, Pownce and Milk, and general partner at Google Ventures ...  read more

6541_778940596f_small March 3, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha The choice to become a full-time artist doesn’t come without risk. Lack of recognition and an inability to reach the right audience are fears all artists can sympathize with. However, the thought of being anything but an artist is unbearable for many. Alexis Tryon is the co-founder and CEO of Artsicle, a website created to showcase creative work. Named “Gallerists to the People” by The New York Times, Artsicle connects consumers and artists around the globe. Through the online format, Alexis enables visual artists, including painters ... read more

6529_2730a6fac2_small February 27, 2014 by Joey Wolfe

Omaha A Silicon Valley technologist for more than 20 years, Jason Johnson’s career is marked with accomplishments that help make the world a more connected place. Jason is the co-founder and CEO of August, the makers of the sleek Smart Lock that gives consumers a secure, simple and social way to manage the locks of their home or office electronically and remotely. Now he joins the slate of Big Omaha speakers with a depth of knowledge and experience that we think will elevate you in your own endeavors… read more

6523_50c340f8d8_small February 27, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha The Big Omaha experience isn't contained to the stage. It continues down the halls, at parties, on your phone and in the streets as artists display unique works of art and exhibits. These enhance the connection and feel of the conference, encouraging openness, interaction and collaboration ... read more

6518_effe89f8a2_small February 24, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Silicon Prairie News is thrilled to welcome entrepreneur, innovator, author and sustainable food system activist Ellen Gustafson to Big Omaha this year. Over the past decade, Ellen has gained extensive experience developing the conversation and examining the compelling juxtaposition of the incline in both starvation and obesity. Food Tank, FEED, The 30 Project and Change Dinner ... read more

6484_88230fd9f1_small February 14, 2014 by Jeff Slobotski & Caleb Ulffers

Omaha Thanks to everyone who joined us last night at Krug Park—we had a great time catching up. If you couldn't make it, you may not have heard about our latest speaker to join this year's Big Omaha slate. We’re extremely excited to announce that Evan Williams is coming home to Nebraska to speak at this year’s event… read more

6475_69b9a3e609_small February 11, 2014 by Caleb Ulffers

Omaha The Big Omaha announcements ramp up this week with the reveal of one of our headline speakers at our Omaha meetup on Thursday night at Krug Park. Tickets then go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. CST on for the conference, May 7-9 ... read more

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Through August 22, help us decide the winners of our inaugural Silicon Prairie Awards, which will recognize 12 companies and individuals. You can vote once per day per category.
Winners will be announced live on stage at
our August 30 event.