Young Nebraskans Week was developed in 2017 by a partnership between the following organizations

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Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals White logo
Questions about Young Nebraskans Week? Contact Karrissa Jyles, YNW Coordinator, by email at karrissa.jyles@nebraska.gov or by phone at 402.471.3765

YP WEEK Keynote: Ben Nemtin

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Rococo Theatre | 140 N 13th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

DATE & TIME: September 23 | 11:30 am- 1 pm

COST: Cost: $15 | Lunch is provided

We're excited to kick off YP Week 2019 with Ben Nemtin! Ben is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of the MTV show The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. In 2019 Ben was named in the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals by Global Gurus.

It all stems from a battle Ben had with depression over a decade ago. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to realize their true potential.

It’s never too late to start your list- what do you want to do before you die?

YP WEEK Keynote: Ben Nemtin

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Rococo Theatre | 140 N 13th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

DATE & TIME: September 23 | 11:30 am- 1 pm

COST: Cost: $15 | Lunch is provided

We're excited to kick off YP Week 2019 with Ben Nemtin! Ben is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of the MTV show The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. In 2019 Ben was named in the World’s Top 30 Organizational Culture Professionals by Global Gurus.

It all stems from a battle Ben had with depression over a decade ago. In an attempt to feel more alive, he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed a rickety old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. And most importantly, every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a complete stranger cross something off their bucket list. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry, from reuniting a father and son after seventeen years to surprising a young girl with a much-needed bionic arm—Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions to realize their true potential.

It’s never too late to start your list- what do you want to do before you die?

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6623290-yp-week-kickoff-with-ben-nemtin

YP Week: Uncovering Our Buried Life

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Bryan College of Health Sciences, Room 200 | 1535 S 52nd St, Lincoln, NE

DATE & TIME: September 24 | 7:30 am- 9 am

COST: Free

We will be taking the message from our keynote, Ben Nemtin, and sharing local resources to help you uncover your buried life and thrive! Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910741-yp-week-uncovering-our-buried-life

YP Week: We Didn't Start the Fire

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Fire Station #12| 4405 S 84th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 24| 11:30 am- 1 pm

COST: Free

Be one of the first to walk inside Fire Station #12! We will hear from Mayor Gaylor Baird and then tour the brand new fire station with an on-duty firefighter, learn what a typical day at the station looks like, and what equipment is used during various emergencies!

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910742-yp-week-we-didn-t-start-the-fire

YP Week: Let's Hear It for the Bees

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: The Cornhusker Marriott | 333 S 13th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 25 | 7:30 am- 9 am

COST: Free

We will hear all about the bees living on the roof of the Cornhusker Marriott, what species saving efforts are being made in Lincoln and why we can thank honey bees for one in three bites of the food we eat everyday. Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910743-yp-week-let-s-hear-it-for-the-bees

YP Week: Non-profit Board Matching

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Barnyard | 151 N 8th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 25| 11:30 am- 1 pm

COST: Free

Want to give back to the community and serve on a nonprofit board but don't know how to get started? Join us for an educational panel on how to match your skills and passions to local nonprofits boards. Also, meet and interview with local nonprofit organizations looking for new board members! This event is a great way to find a new board position and get your first appointment while meeting lots of people from great organizations.

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910744-yp-week-non-profit-board-matching

YP Week: we Don't Make Pour Decisions

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Talon Room| 230 N 12th St, Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 25| 5:30 pm- 8 pm

COST: $50

Admission will include 10 wine tastings from around the world and food pairings. Learn to appreciate the rich history of one of the five most ancient crops that humankind has cultivated, grapes! We will learn a quick overview of viticulture, the ancient history of wine and grapes, the basics of ordering wine at a restaurant or your next business dinner, and after you learn what to order we will teach you what to pair it with! You can be confident you will leave this class as a savvy wine consumer! Admission will include 10 wine tastings from around the world and food pairings. Networking at 5:30, program at 6.

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910744-yp-week-non-profit-board-matching

YP Week: Hakuna Frittata: Brunch with No Worries

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Great Plains Culinary Institute | 8800 O St. Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 26| 7:30 am- 9 am

COST: Free

Tour the Great Plains Culinary Institute and join us for a cooking class on your favorite meal of the day, brunch. Don’t lie we know you burnt the toast this morning, but here is your first step in rockin' that quiche. Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910744-yp-week-non-profit-board-matching

YP Week: Toasting to the Stars

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Cactus Modern Mexican & Cantina | 5500 S 56 St., Ste 1, Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 26| 6:30 pm- 8 am

COST: $30

Join us for a night out toasting to the stars! We will sample four celebrity favorite libations and enjoy tasty treats to go along with each! In queso you were thinking the guac was extra, this is nacho event!

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6906782-yp-week-toasting-to-the-stars

YP Week: Breakfast of Champions

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Lincoln Chamber of Commerce | 1128 Lincoln Mall, #100 Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 27| 7:30 am- 9 am

COST: Free

Want to become a champion for the Lincoln community? Join us for breakfast and learn more about YP Champions - a fulfilling personal and professional development program for the community’s emerging leaders. Current Champions are also welcome. Join us for networking at 7:30, with the program starting at 8 a.m.

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910751-yp-week-breakfast-of-champions

YP Week: STEM Super Power of the Future

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Career Academy  | 8800 O St. Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 27 | 11:30 am- 1 pm

COST: Free

Lincoln is a nationally recognized STEM Ecosystem community. We will explore what that really means for the future. Founding Director of the Global Impact STEM Academy in Ohio, Josh Jennings, as well as local STEM experts will on fill us in what Lincoln is doing to better connect K-12 education with the businesses in our community and why that is important.

Registration: https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6910753-yp-week-stem-super-power-of-the-future

YP WEEK: FLY Story, Jenni Bruning Brown

WHO: Lincoln Young Professionals Group

WHERE: Fly A Fitness Revolution  | 201 N 13th Street Lincoln, Nebraska 

DATE & TIME: September 24 | 5- 6:30 pm

COST: Free

Join us for YPG's newest My Story with FLY Fitness, founder Jenni Bruning Brown. Bruning Brown, a former sports psychologist for the University of Nebraska Athletic Department, has a unique attitude about health and fitness. With a Ph.D. in counseling psychology and specialization in health from Stanford University, Bruning Brown’s vision for wellness focuses on the physical components as well as the mental components that make up a healthy lifestyle, including positivity and authenticity. Learn how she has created a community inspiring people to be awesome! Are you ready to feel FLY? Networking at 5, program at 5:30pm.

https://www.lincolnypg.com/events/event/6952936-yp-week-fly-story-jenni-bruning-brown