Make / Happen

TUESDAY, OCT. 11 / 8 A.M. - 4 P.M.
HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
#WeMake_Happen


Create a path – and a plan – to propel yourself forward. 


CONNECT. BE INSPIRED. MAKE A PLAN.


AGENDA

 

8 - 8:30 a.m. / Attendee Registration 

 

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. / Opening Keynote / Tiffany Shlain
Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker & Webby Awards Founder

Adaptability & Creativity in the 21st Century
Why going beyond digital connections – and re-emphasizing human connections – is critical to making "things" happen.

 

10 - 10:45 a.m. / Breakout Sessions

 

Innovation & Creativity


The 24 Hour Creative
Steve Gordon / RDQLUS Creative

Ignite your ability to ideate and find solutions by being creative all day, every day.


 

 

Risk Taking & Bravery


Bravery: The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking It
Karissa Johnson / Seven by 30

What if you could conquer fear, push past anxiety – and win? Map out a no-fail plan to risk taking as you face giants head-on. 

 

 

Creating Your Ideal Company Culture


Startup
Dusty Reynolds / RaceNote

Getting it right from the beginning – leading a start-up with intention.



Small & Local
Jay Wilkinson / Firespring

Creating and scaling up a small company feel – as the company grows.

 

 

 

11 - 11:50 a.m. / Mid-day Keynote / Erik Wahl 
 Internationally-renowned artist, business strategist, entrepreneur & philanthropist

Redefine Failure
What it means to fail – and how we can
use failure to reach our goals.

 

11:50 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. / Grab & Go Lunch 

 

1 - 1:45 p.m. / Breakout Sessions

 

INNOVATION


Jump Start Challenge
Brian Ardinger / NMotion / Econic
Josh Berry / Econic

Bringing corporations and startups together to help accelerate innovation. Discover the unique solutions that can emerge when corporate pain points meet  an entrepreneur perspective.

 

 

MADE IT HAPPEN


The Secret Kindness Agents
Ferial Pearson / University of Nebraska Omaha

We don't always have to "go big." Ferial and her students learned the powerful impact of small and secret acts of kindness. Find out how you can do the same. 



Madagascar
Wesley Siebert / MassMutual Nebraska

How Make / Happen led to lessons learned – and young lives changed for the better 10,000 miles away.

 

 

LEADERSHIP & TEAMWORK

Dream. Believe. Create. Nurture.
Omaha Street Percussion

A fun and interactive seminar where they will share the 4 keys to the groups' success:

Dream. Believe. Create. Nurture.

 

 

2 - 2:45 P.M. / Closing Keynote / Nick Tasler
Internationally-acclaimed thought leader & bestselling author 

Make / Happen – The Power of Your Decision
Shape the future you want to see. Explore the impact of a decisive mindset.  

 

3 - 4 p.m. / Closing Reception
Drinks, Appetizers & Networking