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Great things are in store for you at 7x7x7 events. They’re fast-paced, engaging and energetic, and while they are planned with more intention than luck, they also have a bit of synergistic magic. 7 speakers x 7 minutes each x 7 different topics.

Hosted in Omaha and Lincoln, the 7x7x7 events are a modern take on traditional public intellectual dialogue forums, where people gathered for robust discussions on science, philosophy, politics and more. At 7x7x7 events, you can expect new takes on leadership development, business trends and community growth.

Get ready for high-level learning and meaningful dialogue at the next 7x7x7 event. Our next 7x7x7s will be held in 2022.

Event Video

7 Minutes.
7 Speakers.
7 Topics.

Event Details:

With just seven minutes to present, seven local speakers discuss seven different topics, distilling their messages to the most important parts during our 7x7x7 events. Each speaker’s topic encompasses something they are uniquely informed on or passionate about. The 7x7x7 events are smaller and more interactive than our annual conference. These 3-hour events are hosted for the opportunity to connect more frequently with our graduates and partners and to bring together the entire business community — large and small — around leadership, learning and networking on contemporary business and leadership ideas.

Following the seven speaker presentations, attendees grab a drink and appetizers to shift into the circle conversation portion. This is a true wow-factor of the event, providing the opportunity to deeply discuss what was learned from the speakers and peer network with others in the discussion group.

Watch a few recent presentations below:

Sarah Waldman

Leadership Lessons from Mentoring

Nate Dodge

Reflections on Value Based Leadership

Buey Ray Tut

Functioning in Disfunction – My Insights

 

2022 Omaha 7x7x7 — Date TBD

Local Leadership

In partnership with the Creighton University Heider College of Business, the Omaha 7x7x7 brings together regional business leaders for an event featuring successful leaders and experts with unique and exciting passions and ideas. Learn something new and connect over drinks and discussion on contemporary leadership topics. The Omaha 7x7x7 event is held in person each fall. Please check back or follow us on our social media channels for an announcement of future dates and details. Thank you!

Lincoln 7x7x7

Leadership Stars

Hosted at the Nebraska Innovation Campus in partnership with Spreetail, we love bringing this event to the Star City each spring. Within this 7x7x7 concept, you will hear from seven local leaders each speaking for seven minutes on a topic in which they hold an informed and inspired position. It is both educational and enlightening, with a goal to spark new thinking and provocative dynamic conversation on seven unique topics relevant to business leadership. Attendees will then break into networking circle conversations over drinks and appetizers to engage in interactive dialogue on content presented in smaller groups.

The origins of ICAN’s 7x7x7 events are centuries old.

Event Format

The 7x7x7 format takes its origins from public intellectual dialogue forums — salons — where people gathered to exchange ideas and converse on topics varying from science, philosophy, humanities, health, business, politics and more. ICAN has brought this tradition of lively discussion to the modern age by focusing these events around business and community leadership in Omaha and Lincoln.

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