Highlight Midwest 2008

October 27th, 2008 by dusty

Highlight Midwest
As many of you know, a number of us from Omaha are involved with a conference in Kansas City this week—Highlight Midwest

The goal of the conference is to “highlight” or showcase the interesting/exciting things that are going on in KC, Des Moines & Omaha regarding technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and social media. This will include presentations by each of the cities, as well as a panel discussion. From Omaha, myself, Jeff Slobotski and Matt Secoske will be presenting. Our presentation will focus on Silicon Prairie News, and how we’re using it to build community and bring entrepreneurs out of the woodwork.

I want to invite you to join us online and watch the video LIVE on Wednesday (10/29) from 5pm-8pm. We’re very excited to showcase the exciting things happening in Omaha, and would love for you to join us. Our goal is to get 100+ people online watching the keynote/panel!

You can watch live here:


For more information about the conference, definitely check out: http://highlightmidwest.org

New Heights for Flyover States

October 29, 2008 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the Kauffman Center of Kansas City

A reception showcasing the entrepreneurs, innovators, and early-adopters using web technology to grow their businesses, advance their careers, and enrich the regional economy in new ways:

  1. Three of the area’s up and coming social media strategists will present an overview on how the web is changing their cities for the better and how new opportunities for innovation are expanding the importance of web-based technology in the Midwest.
  2. A wrap-up panel: Where do we go from here? After a day filled with all the cool individual things that are occurring in Des Moines, Kansas City, Omaha, and the surrounding areas, we’ll discuss actionable items along the lines of “What now?”.