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Omaha | 2024 Date to be Announced

***To be contacted once our 2024 date and event details are available, please complete this quick interest form. We’ll be in touch!

2023 event registration is now closed. Thank you for the support, we’re at full capacity and looking forward to a wonderful event. For existing company blocks purchased, any unidentified attendee names are due by October 25. Your registration can still be accessed via the modification link in your registration confirmation e-mail. Questions can be directed to

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:

November 1, 2023 | 4-7 p.m.

Creighton University Harper Center Auditorium

Hosted in partnership with the Creighton University Charles ‘Mike’ Harper Endowed Chair in Business Leadership

$57 | Individual
$500 | Block of 10
$777 | Sponsorship Block of 10 with recognition

– Drinks and Appetizers included –

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7 Speakers.
7 Minutes.
7 Topics.

Event Details:


The 2023 Omaha 7x7x7 Line-Up:

Beth Whited – Union Pacific Railroad  |  President  | Learning from Others: Lessons Learned from Geil Browning
Ashley Kuhn – Blair Freeman  |  Co-Founder and President  |  The Power of Inclusion
Stephan Grot – KANEKO  |  executive director  |  Creativity Drives Innovation
Cammy Watkins – Inclusive Communities  |  Executive Director  | Equitable Leadership: Sharing Power + Sharing Success
Chief Kathy Bossman – Omaha Fire Department  |  Chief  |  Leaning Into Authentic Leadership
Cèsar Garcìa – Canopy South   Executive Director  |  Applying Simple Laws of Physics to Impact the World and Fulfill Your Intentions
Allen Fredrickson – Signature Performance  |  FOUNDER AND Chief Executive Officer  |  Uncommon Leadership

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.


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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


2023 Omaha 7x7x7 — November 1

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. 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.

Lincoln 7x7x7

Future dates to be scheduled

Please check back or follow us on our social media channels for an announcement of future Lincoln dates and details. Thank you!

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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