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7x7x7 Lincoln

This high-level and dynamic forum, led by 7 leaders with unique and exciting passions and ideas, builds a network of valuable connections and accelerates community dialogue on 7 different topics relevant to challenges and opportunities facing business leaders today. Join Us for the 2018 LINCOLN 7x7x7: April 3

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Within this 7x7x7 concept, you will hear from 7 local leaders speaking for 7 minutes each on a topic they hold an informed and inspired position. It is both educational and enlightening, with a goal to spark new thinking and provocative dynamic conversation on 7 unique topics relevant to business leadership. Attendees will then break into networking in circle conversations over drinks and appetizers to engage in interactive dialogue on content presented in smaller groups.

An informal gathering with a formal agenda, the ‘7x7x7’ format takes its origins from public intellectual dialogue forums – where people gather for high-level conversations on topics varying from science, philosophy, humanities, health, business, politics, and in this case, centered around business & community leadership in Lincoln. Learn something new and connect over discussion on contemporary leadership topics.

Learn more about the ICAN 7x7x7 Event experience by watching this video.

Check out all past 7x7x7 presentation videos here! 


Tuesday, April 3  | 4 – 7 p.m.


$320/group of 10


Nebraska Innovation Campus
Banquet Hall & Spreetail Offices
2021 Transformation Dr.
Lincoln, NE 68508


4-4:15 p.m.            Check-In & Networking
4:15-5:45 p.m.       7 Speaker Presentations
5:45-6:45  p.m.     Circle Conversations over Drinks & Appetizers



Jay Wilkinson
Founder, Firespring
Topic: A Tale of Girls, Gifts and Guilt

Kimberly Goins
Executive Director, Malone Community Center
Topic: Lincoln – A Tale of Two Cities

Kush Abdulloev
People and Culture, Spreetail
Topic: Creating the Future We Dream About

AshLea Allberry 

Chief Operating Officer, Nanonation, Inc.
Co-Founder, RISE Lincoln & 100s of Women Who Care Lincoln
Topic: Age of Execution | Working with Young Executives

Debbie Hamlett
Assistant General Manager, NET – Nebraska’s PBS & NPR Stations
Topic: Sweaters, Sneakers and Leadership – Lead Like Mister Rogers

Tom Casady
Public Safety Director – City of Lincoln
Former Chief of Police
Topic: Save a Life in 60 Seconds

Jennifer Knecht 

Vice President Marketing & Communications, Immanuel Communities
Topic: Redefining Age

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Please note, we do not offer refunds for our events. If you find you can no longer attend, please offer your registration to a colleague or friend to attend in your place. Their name & e-mail can be sent to ican@icanglobal.net


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Past Lincoln 7x7x7 speakers include:
Watch each of their 7 minute presentations here!


Courtney Phillips
CEO, Department of Health and Human Services State of Nebraska
Topic – Helping People Live Better Lives

Jeff Noordhoek
Chief Executive Officer, Nelnet
Topic – The Meaning of Life

Ann Finkner
Chief Administrative Officer, Farm Credit Services of America
Topic – Culture: What It Is and Why Is It Important

Angela Garbacz
Owner & Creative Director, Goldenrod Pastries
Topic – You Are Loved: How Sweets Impact Our World

Tim Clare
Rembolt Ludtke – Partner  /  University of Nebraska – Regent
West Haymarket Joint Public Agency – Vice Chair
Topic – The 100-0 Principle: A Recipe for a True and Successful Partnership

Ann Hunter-Pirtle
Executive Director, Stand For Schools
Topic – The Value of Public Education to Business

Susan Henricks
President & CEO
Topic – My Journey to Authentic Leadership

Alice Dittman
Cornhusker Bank
Former CEO
Topic: Empowering Women through Micro Loans

Katie Zulkoski
Lawyer & Lobbyist, Zulkoski Weber
Topic: #OwnIt

Beatty Brasch
Executive Director, Center for People in Need
Topic: Working and Lifting Women out of Poverty

Michelle Suarez
Former Principal, Everett Elementary School
Topic: Everett’s Effort Story

Deb Weber
Executive Director, Lincoln Arts Council
Topic: Power of the Arts to Change the Lives of Women in our Community

Pam Dingman
County Engineer, Lancaster County
Topic: Not Interested in Waiting

Marsha Lommel
Former President & CEO, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Topic: The Neuroscience of Charismatic Leadership