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Information Exchange

Mar 17, 2017

KANEKO | 1111 Jones St


Information Exchange is back! Join us March 17, 2017 for a conference of ideas that can help you build your community.

Our morning keynote speaker is Sonia Manzano. She is most remembered as Maria from Sesame Street but is also an Emmy-winning television writer and author. John Dahl, Vice President and Executive Producer for ESPN Films and Original Content, will join us in the afternoon for Q&A.

This conference is devoted to helping communities locate and strategize methods to provide better access to information, generate ideas about what libraries are and how knowledge can be shared within a community to improve the lives of its citizens. Discussions will range from larger underlying issues like misconceptions & need to specific topics like health, business, journalism, arts and technology. This conference is for librarians, educators, business leaders, healthcare providers, activists, city planners—anyone who wants to build resources in their community!

Tickets for this event are $30 (includes all speakers, sessions, breakfast & post-party)
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8:00-8:45 Registration and Breakfast provided by Hello Sugar
8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introductions
9:00-10:00 Keynote Speaker: Sonia Manzano
10:00-10:15 Sonia Manzano Book Signing with The Bookworm
10:15-11:00 Breakout Sessions 1
11:15-12:00 Breakout Sessions 2
12:00-1:00 Lunch – on your own – The Dire Lion and 402 BBQ food trucks parked on Jones Street
1:00-2:00 Afternoon Q & A: John Dahl, with Omaha World Herald’s Matthew Hansen sponsored by UNO Graduate Studies
2:15-3:00 Breakout Sessions 3
3:15-4:00 Breakout Sessions 4
4:00-6:00 Happy Hour, sponsored by Friends of the Criss Library (featuring Brickway Brewery and Blu Dot Confections)

Sonia Manzano
For over 30 years, Sonia Manzano inspired, educated, and delighted children and families as “Maria” on Sesame Street. Named among the “25 Greatest Latino Role Models Ever” by Latina Magazine, Manzano broke ground as one of the first Hispanic characters on national television. Throughout her career, she has continued to contribute to enriching diversity on television, on the stage, and in the educational realm.

John Dahl
Peabody & Emmy award-winning producer of documentary films for ESPN including the SEC Storied series, The Greatest Game Every Played and the celebrated 30 for 30 series that showcases a variety of filmmakers on the sports figures & event throughout history in both digital & feature-length formats to tell stories in their own unique styles.

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