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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. SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2018 LINCOLN 7x7x7: March 8

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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! 


Thursday, March 8  | 4 – 7 p.m.




To be announced.


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


Our 2018 line-up will be announced in January!

The 2017 Lincoln 7x7x7 Speakers were:
Watch each of their 7 minute presentations here!

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

Jeff Noordhoek
Chief Executive Officer
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 

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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


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

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