The Conference on Opportunity, Diversity and Equity
Friday, October 20, 2023 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (CDT)
For full information and event details, visit OmahaChamber.org/TheConference
Tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 7, 2023.
- Single Ticket: $250
Includes one (1) all-day conference ticket in open seating.
- Student Ticket: $125
Includes one (1) all-day conference ticket in open seating. Limited number of tickets available. Must use a valid student email to register.
- Group Package: $1,200
Includes five (5) all-day conference tickets seated at a reserved table (with another group).
- Corporate Sponsor: $3,000
Includes ten (10) all-day conference tickets* seated at a reserved table, your company name listed on the event landing page and visual recognition at the event.
*$100 of each ticket is for goods and services, the remaining balance is considered a charitable deduction. This applies only to sponsorships.
Pre-Conference Professional Development Session Add-On: $125
Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, from 1 - 4:30 p.m.
The Playbook for the Pushback
DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) practitioners are navigating changing attitudes toward “social justice” initiatives. This waning support has led to various challenges and targeted attacks on educational curricula, hiring policies, and programming related to racial justice and LGTBQ+ inclusion. It is paramount that practitioners, corporations and organizations be prepared for this pushback. Creighton University’s Division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce are pleased to bring you “The Playbook for the Pushback."
This add-on option can only be added to a participant's registration (sponsor, group or individual ticket purchases). You must purchase a ticket to The Conference to attend this session.
Reservations are due Thursday, Oct. 12 at 11:59 p.m. No refunds or cancellations will be granted after this date.
All attendees must be registered using their primary email address to ensure each individual receives access to the mobile app and conference communications.
We are committed to making The Conference inclusive and accessible to all attendees. We kindly ask participants to notify us of any accessibility accommodation requests they may require for The Conference. To ensure we can adequately address these needs, please submit your accommodation requests during the registration process and no later than Monday, Oct. 9.
Traveling to the CHI Health Center by public transit? A variety of routes can get you there:
- Coming from West Omaha? Use our free Park + Ride lot at Westroads (102nd & Nicholas) and catch ORBT. The buses come every 10 minutes! Get off the bus at 10th & Douglas for a quick walk down 10th Street to CHI.
- Coming from South Omaha? Route 13 can get you to 13th & Cass - just walk over to 10th Street. Route 13 buses arrive every 15 minutes.
- Coming from North Omaha? Route 18 drops off at 11th & Farnam - you'll just need to take Farnam to 10th, and then north to CHI.
Riders can plan their trip using MyRide OMA, which is available as a smartphone app or as a website - just enter your starting point and destination, and then follow the directions. Buses can even be tracked in real-time! Find details for fares and more at ometro.com.
The Greater Omaha Chamber and MECA have taken enhanced health and safety measures. Help keep each other healthy and stay home if you are not well, and follow all posted instructions on the day of the event.
By registering for and attending this event, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and will not hold the Chamber or MECA in any way responsible for any consequences related to such exposure.
This event is made possible by the generous contributions of several organizations. We appreciate their support.
Thank you to our current sponsors:
Code Lead Partner
Advocacy & Allyship Scholarship Sponsors
Professional Development Partners
Official Airline Sponsor
Aflac - Marcie Hunt
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
Children's Hospital & Medical Center
Edward Jones - Kara O’Connor & Matt Hooker
Farm Credit Services of America
Habitat for Humanity of Omaha
Northern Natural Gas Company
Turner Construction Company
University of Nebraska Medical Center