NEDA & Nebraska Diplomats Event Agenda

June 12 - 14, 2019

Conference Brochure


Wednesday, June 12, 2019


9:00 am

Conference Registration

NEDA & Nebraska Diplomats Registration

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

NEDA & Nebraska Diplomats Golf Outing at Wayne Country Club

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wayne Community & Industry Tours


11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Light Buffet Lunch

5:00 pm

Social Hour

6:00 pm

Formal Diplomats Awards Banquet at The Beaumont Event & Concert Hall

9:00 pm - 12:00 am

NEDA Hospitality Room


Thursday, June 13, 2019


7:00 AM Registration 


8:30 AM Welcome


8:45 AM

For the Love of Cities Speaker:

Peter Kageyama


9:45-10:00 AM BREAK


10:00-11:00 AM

Addressing, Surviving, and Learning from Change in your Community Panel Speakers: Kim Beger, Melissa Norgard,

& Darby Paxton


11:00-11:30 PM

Nebraska Department of Economic Development Update Speaker:

Dave Rippe


11:30-1:35 PM

Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon


1:45- 2:15 PM

Legislative Recap - Zulkoski Weber LLC Speaker: Michelle Weber


2:15-2:30 PM BREAK


2:30-3:30 PM

First Afternoon Session:

1) Opportunity Zones Speakers:

Scott Neill

2) Brownfield Revitalization Speakers: Taryn Serwatowski & Sabine Martin


3:45-4:45 PM

Second Afternoon Session:

1) Investment Clubs Speaker: Cliff Mesner

2) Workforce & Talent Recruitment Speaker: Teresa Nortillo

3) NextEra Wind Farm


6:00 PM

Informal Networking Banquet


9:00-12:00 AM

Hospitality Room

Friday, June 14, 2019


7:30 AM

New Member Orientation


8:45 AM Welcome


9:00 AM Blueprint Nebraska Update Speaker: Jim Smith


9:30 AM

Lincoln Premium Poultry Panel


10:45 AM

Emergency Response & Managment Panel Speakers: Garry Clark, Shane Weidner & Megan Hanefeldt


11:45 AM Closing Remarks


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