Don't have a ticket for Big Omaha? No problem. This year the event is reaching out to the badgeless.
For the first time, the sold-out conference on innovation and entrepreneurship will be live-streamed for free online, exposing the conference's lineup of 14 speakers on Thursday and Friday to an audience beyond the 650 or so people who will pack the Kaneko to capacity.
Those interested can catch the action at siliconprairienews.com/live.
But that's not all for the ticketless legions wanting to get in on the Big Omaha action. There also are additional social events and parties that are open to the public, including:
>> Beer & Code Pre-Party; 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Old Mattress Factory, 501 N. 13th St.
>> StartupIowa Pre-Party; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Upstream Brewing Co., 514 S. 11th St.
>> SoDak Meetup; 6:30 p.m. at Upstream Brewing Co.
>> The Big Omaha opening party; 8 p.m. at the Slowdown, 729 N. 14th St.
>> Heartland Technology Forum: Big Omaha Edition; 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Magnolia Hotel, Lotus Room, 1615 Howard St.
>> Big Omaha Closing Party; 9 p.m. at House of Loom, 1012 S. 10th St.
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