Future-focused conference to pave the way

September 4, 2013 by  

The Building the 22nd Century Conference is taking place in both Omaha and Lincoln for four days next month, and is a presentation of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, College of Engineering.

The conference will be discussing the future of natural resources, how businesses can become more environmentally sustainable, and how to deal with infrastructure problems. It will feature keynote speeches, panel,s and networking receptions.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Google’s Ray Kurzweil who will be giving a talk titled ‘A Futurist’s View Towards the 22nd Century Build Environment’. Other speakers will include General Stanley A. McChrystal, Haney Cisneros, and Dror Benshetrit.

Sponsorships are available for local businesses from $3,000 to $100,000.

A welcome reception will be held in Omaha the day before the conference will begin, which will give participants a chance to network with one another, exchange business cards, and possibly meet some of the speakers. There will also be several networking receptions held throughout the four days. It is very likely that many of those taking part in this Omaha conference will be placing a new business card printing order with their local print companies.

The conference will take place at the CenturyLink Center from October 14 to 17. Several events will also be held at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln on October 15 from 3:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Fees until September 6 are $400 for four days or $200 per day, while fees for students, staff, and faculty of the University of Nebraska are $50. For more information, call 402-472-3181.