2018 Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference Registration Now Open

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It's time to Register!

This year's Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference is in Hastings, NE on April 4th & 5th.

Join other like-minded communities as we learn programs and resources, share best practices and ideas, empower ourselves and others to assist entrepreneurs, and grow our local communities at the annual Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities (CEC) Conference.

Throughout this conference, you will have a chance to hear from entrepreneurial professionals across the state and country. Thirty break-out sessions across six tracks will be held in downtown Hastings venues—all within walking distance.

This year's tracks include:

  • Creating a Vibrant Downtown
  • Effective Business Attraction & Retention
  • Authentic Community Engagement
  • Helping Entrepreneurs Through Challenges
  • Developing an Entrepreneurial Culture
  • Retail Academy

Conference registration is $80, which includes breakout sessions, lunches, networking event, and keynotes speeches from local entrepreneurs. Please register early! Late registration after March 23 is $100.

When communities bring several participants together, they have greater leverage to implement some or all of the strategies they learn at the conference.  For communities with 3 or more attendees, a $20 discount will apply for each person. Prior to registering community members, please contact Jason Weigle (jason.weigle@unl.edu, 402.768.7212) for information on how to obtain the multi-attendee discount.

For complete information and a full listing of breakout sessions for the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conference in Hastings, please visit the full CEC conference page.