BarCamp Omaha 2018

A Work in Process

Talks aren’t scheduled until just before the conference starts, and anyone can speak — though it's just as rewarding to sit back and listen. There's no bar (except for drinks at the opening party) and no camp (unless you bring your own tent). But there's a whole lot to discover.

This year, we celebrate process. How do we get from A to B, and where do our creative worlds collide? BarCamp 2018 invites you to share your messy, extraordinary, perhaps unfinished creations — because we're all a work in process.

Our speaker slots are divided into four tracks: Creative, Tech, Entrepreneur and Kitchen Sink.

New this year thanks to Emspace + Lovgren: apply for a BarCamp scholarship by July 14!

$30: Non-AIGA member

$25: AIGA member

$20: Student (non-AIGA member)

$15: Student (AIGA member)

What does my BarCamp ticket include?

  • Opening party and drink ticket
  • Grab-n-go breakfast and individual lunch from Panera
  • Coffee, soda and snacks
  • BarCamp 2018 t-shirt sponsored by Agape Red
  • Instruction manual and goodie bag
  • The chance to speak about your process, projects and passions
  • The chance to hear your favorite creatives speak
  • Opportunities to make new, possibly lifelong friends
  • An immersive experience in one of Omaha’s most curious, creative events



7pm | Opening Party | Hi-Fi House

Get pumped for the opening party, brought to you by Adobe! Each BarCamp ticket purchase gets you one free drink ticket. This party and its cash bar is open to the public, so bring your friends — you can always purchase BarCamp tickets at the door. We’ll have photos, choice tunes, and great company.

8pm | Adobe Workshop featuring Aaron Bernstein

Join us for a free interactive workshop hosted by Adobe creative resident Aaron Bernstein, an NYC-based photographer. We'll use hands-on activities to explore alternative conceptual techniques, pushing the boundaries of context in artwork to redefine meaning and highlight the importance of intent with which the work was created.

9pm | Prize Giveaways

All partygoers are entered for a chance to win prizes from our partners.


8am | Breakfast + Sign Up | KANEKO

Grab a bagel and coffee, sign up for a talk, and get to know your fellow BarCampers.

8:45am | BarCamp 2018 Kickoff

Our emcee duo, Flame Schoeder and William M. Riley, will lay some ground rules for the day. We’ve got a lot in store this year, so get there early!

9am | Morning Talks Begin

We’ll start the first round of talks promptly at 9am — get ready to learn and to share. Hosts from FireBelly Rep will be at each track to help speakers with audio/video needs and emotional support. And thanks to Tech Omaha, we’re able to film talks at every track.

12pm | Lunch

Grab a sack lunch and catch up with old and new friends. We’ve got a special lunch activity in the works this year, where you’ll have the chance to impact the future of BarCamp. More details coming soon.

1pm | *NEW* Special Round: Lightning Talks

Want to share, but don’t have enough content for a half hour? No worries! We’re hosting a special round of 7-minute lightning talks at each track.

1:30pm | Half-Hour Talks Resume

Round out the last few hours of BarCamp and pop into a track you haven’t been to, or sign up for a talk of your own!

4pm | Closing Ceremony

Say goodbye to another year of BarCamp. But stay tuned — we’re planning extended programming in 2019.

Questions? Special needs? Want to partner?

Email Molly Misek at


Event Venue: KANEKO

T-Shirts: Agape Red

Opening Party: Adobe

Track Aides: FireBelly Rep

Track Recordings + Tech Track: Tech Omaha

Emcees: William M. Riley and Flame Schoeder

Opening Party Venue: Hi-Fi HouseEntrepreneur Track: Greater Omaha YP Council

T-Shirt Production: Screen Ink

Wifi: Flywheel

Scholarships: Emspace + Lovgren

Twitter Feed: Lyconic

Swag Bags: Gabe Kangas

Typeface: Colophon Type Foundry

Hosted by: AIGA Nebraska


Director: Molly Misek

Designer & Co-Director: Studio of Matthew Bailey

Web Developer: Preston Badeer

Artist: Skyler Simpson

Track Animator: Bryan Findell

Content Consultant: Angie HempelPhotographers: Bridget McQuillan, Kayden Mannino, and Carly Scott Fields

Want even more process? Check out our website.

BarCamp Omaha and AIGA Nebraska strive to be a positive voice in today’s creative and technology industries. Our goal is to make our corner of these communities welcoming and inclusive spaces for anyone and everyone wanting to create. Read more in our code of conduct.

When & Where
Sat, Aug 4, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
1111 Jones Street
Omaha, NE 68102