OMAHA – Educators, activists, librarians, business leaders and others will come together this September, for a new conference at the KANEKO-University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Creativity Library.
The “Information Exchange” is set for Friday, Sept. 25, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at KANEKO-UNO, off 11th & Jones.
Organizers hope the event fosters important conversations and empowers communities to provide better access to information.
The conference is free and open to anyone who wants to build resources in their community. Attendees should register online through this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/information-exchange-tickets-17783206048.
The conference will begin with keynote speaker Dr. Alice Dreger, a historian of science and medicine. Three panels will follow her talk; local experts will discuss misconceptions and barriers to information, responsibilities and the impetus to act, and how to initiate solutions and broaden communication.
Between panels, participants can check out a display from Libraries Without Borders or chat with area professionals at one of seven “ConverStations.”
KANEKO-UNO is a specialty library, and part of a unique partnership between non-profit cultural organization KANEKO and UNO Criss Library. The space is designed to facilitate learning and creativity.
The library is in the Old Market, close to a large number of paid lots and limited strips of free parking. There is no free parking directly at the venue.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Sam Petto, UNO Media Relations Coordinator
402.554.2704 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Charley Reed, UNO Associate Director of Media Relations
402.554.2129 | email@example.com
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.