MEET THE PROS

FEBRUARY 1ST & 2ND 2018 KROC CENTER, OMAHA

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Create Well With Others

You’ve dutifully met deadlines, slogged through collaborations and critiques, and challenged convention with your own ideas about creativity and career. Now, take the next step – at Meet the Pros 2018 in Omaha, February 1st & 2nd. This is not a sit-and-listen yawn-fest. Meet the Pros 2018 makes you a participant in a once-a-year event that teams up-and-comers with been-there-done-thats. You may enter on the ground floor, but from here, anything is possible.

What Should I Expect?

Just because Meet the Pros 2018 is celebrating 55 years, don’t expect it to be the same thing as last year. We’ve got new speakers and more professionals from more categories, plus internships and scholarships for you to apply for. It’s where aspiration meets inspiration.

2018 Keynotes

Shingy

Digital Prophet, Oath



Robin Fitzgerald

Chief Creative Officer, BBDO



2018 Speakers

Hannah Husman

Senior Copywriter, Bailey Lauerman



Marty & Michelle Bruckner

Owners, Spaghetti Toes



Andrea Trew

Art Director, Flywheel



Wyn Wiley

Photographer, Wyn Wiley Photography

Bozell

Bailey Williams & Alex Maltese, Free Ad Day



Michael LaBroad

Managing Director, Eagon Anderson



Cody Fenske

Art Director,
Clark Creative Group



Bill Eckstrom

President & Founder, EcSell Institute



2018 Keynotes

Shingy

Digital Prophet, Oath



Robin Fitzgerald

Chief Creative Officer, BBDO



2018 Speakers

Hannah Husman

Senior Copywriter, Bailey Lauerman



Marty & Michelle Bruckner

Owners, Spaghetti Toes



Wyn Wiley

Photographer, Wyn Wiley Photography

Elizabeth Hilpipre

Digital Marketing Manager, Nebraska Humane Society

Andrea Trew

Art Director, Flywheel



Bozell

Bailey Williams & Alex Maltese, Free Ad Day



Michael LaBroad

Managing Director, Eagon Anderson



Bill Eckstrom

President & Founder, EcSell Institute



Cody Fenske

Art Director,
Clark Creative Group



Don’t Wait for the Next Car

Just because Meet the Pros 2018 is celebrating 55 years, don’t expect it to be the same thing as last year. We’ve got new speakers and more professionals from more categories, plus internships and scholarships for you to apply for. It’s where aspiration meets inspiration.

Company Tours

Thursday & Friday

How do you know what you want if you don’t know what’s out there? Get a first hand look with company tours that will take you from entrepreneurs, small shops and nonprofits, to large agencies and corporate marketing – you may be surprised at the fit that feels right.

Portfolio and Resume Reviews

It’s not really cheating if everyone gets the answers. Find out if your portfolio and resume will get you to those critical next steps – an interview and a job offer. These face-to-face sessions help you learn how to show and talk about your work and yourself; find out what stands out in the interview; and ask questions that make a difference in getting to the next level or getting stuck between floors.

More Than Design

While designers may be the most represented group at Meet the Pros, they’re not the only ones. This year, we’ll also have more account executives, writer/producers, creative directors, interactive specialists, media planners, production managers, marketing gurus and more on hand. Be sure to engage with them. If there’s one thing they all have in common, it’s that they love to talk about themselves!

Internships

From Oath and SKAR, to Redstone, Union Pacific Railroad, First National Bank and more – learn by doing with some of the area’s most successful professionals at some of the most desirable places to work. Apply before you get to Omaha and set up your personal meet and greet. 2018 listing are coming soon!

Tickets

$155

Ticket includes entry across both days, food, company, tours, and after-hours party entry.

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Venue

Kroc Center 2825 Y St.

Omaha, NE 68107

Transport

Omaha is home to an international airport and can be easily accessed via Interstate 80.

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