Choosing a site for a national conference involves the weighing of many factors; location, quality of accommodations, access to transport, catering, price, meeting rooms, and plenary space. Happily, the Hilton in Omaha has many great advantages both in easy access, space, and price. In addition, Omaha is a great city in the Heartland with much to offer conference attendees.
What’s so Great about Omaha? Well, since you asked, here are a few things that make Omaha not just a convenient place to convene, but one that provides many attractions and advantages. Did you know that Omaha has a vibrant immigrant and refugee community and is home to both President Gerald Ford and Malcolm X?
We will feature aspects of Omaha and the environs every month between now and October when we meet for the conference. To start with Omaha is in the Heartland of the USA and is considered one of the friendliest cities in the nation. Locals like to say that “Talking to strangers is encouraged.” What better atmosphere could we hope for as a backdrop for our conference as we come together to share best practices, research, skills and tools, and encouragement to each other to do just that—be more effective at talking to and including strangers.
Omaha (and Nebraska) has a vibrant and top ranked education system, from P-12 to many top tier universities, including 5 campuses of the University of Nebraska, Creighton University, Bellevue University, and Metropolitan Community College to name a few.
Stay tuned for future installments of What’s so Great about Omaha.