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Young Professionals can expect more than a few breakout sessions during the 2012 Young Professionals summit on Feb. 29 at CenturyLink Center omaha. The Summit’s focus will be maintaining important partnerships among participants through collaborative breakout sessions and community activities.

Breakout sessions will cover topics on personal and professional development, leadership, community and civic responsibility, and inclusivity. In addition, there will be a nonprofit fair to raise awareness for local nonprofits and participants will have extensive networking opportunities.

The 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Summit features an opening general session with Joe gerstandt and Jason lauritsen of talent anarChY. Bruce mau, a world–leading visionary, innovator, designer and author is the lunch keynote speaker.

Mau is the co–founder of massive Change network, an organization committed to developing purposeful projects in education, health, leadership and security. He is also the founder of the institute without Boundaries – an innovative, studio–based postgraduate program in collaboration with george Brown College, toronto. Mau partnered with his students to write the bestselling book“massive Change.”

Following the lunch are community activities, breakout sessions and a closing general session with Peter kageYama, author of “for the love of Cities.” The 4:30 p.m. after party will be hosted at dJ’s dugout, at 1003 Capitol Ave. The after party is free of charge for Summit attendees with a hand stamp. The cost will be $5 for those without the hand stamp, and appetizer and drink specials will be available.

Attendance to the entire Summit is $125 per person, or attendance for the lunch only, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., is $75 per person. Tickets can be purchased online at Omahayp.org/ypSummit through Feb. 22. The Summit is presented by the greater omaha Young Professionals, a program of the greater omaha ChamBer.

The Summit’s featured sponsors are hdr, inC. and td ameritrade. Creighton university College of Business is a program partner of the Greater Omaha Young Professionals.

To learn more about the Summit, visit Omahayp.org/ypSummit. The mission of greater omaha Young Professionals is to serve as a catalyst organization to retain and attract young professionals to the Greater Omaha area through engagement, opportunity and advocacy.

World-leading visionary, innovator, designer, and author, Bruce Mau is committed to creative, healthy, ecological and economic abundance. Informed by 25 years of studio experience in design innovation and collaboration with some of the world’s leading artists, institutions and businesses, Bruce Mau has made a simple commitment to connect his life and work to education and human development.

Motivated by the certainty that the future demands a new breed of designer, Bruce Mau founded the Institute without Boundaries – an innovative, studio-based postgraduate and his students created the groundbreaking exhibition and best-selling book, “Massive Change” – a project that declared, “Massive Change is not about the world of design; it’s about the design of the world.”

Bruce Mau’s most recent book, “The Third Teacher” which he and his studio co-authored with OWP/P Architects and VS Furniture, presents a compendium of ways that design can transform teaching and learning for students, families and teachers to thrive in tomorrow’s world.

Mau is an author and designer of award-winning books, including “LifeStyle”, “S,M,L,XL” in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas, and the iconic and celebrated “ZONE BOOKS” series. Translated into several languages, Mau’s “Incomplete Manifesto for Growth” has been an inspiration with his aphoristic articulation of his personal philosophy and design strategies for unleashing creativity.

Mau seeks to prove that the power of design is boundless, and has the capacity to bring positive change on a global scale.

"A new world is evolving. It is driven by purpose and committed to sustainable human development. The new world inspires and demands a new approach. Our future is no longer about selling more stuff to more people – it’s and abundance." Bruce Mau’s purpose is to contribute the most that one possibly can to this
new world.

Distinguished award highlights of Mau’s career include: the Global Creative Leadership Award; the AIGA Gold Medal for Communication Design; Distinguished Fellow, Segal Design Institute, and numerous honorary degreees. Bruce Mau is the Co-Founder of Massive Change Network, Bruce Mau Live and Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Bruce Mau Design. Visit www.massivechangenetwork.com for more on Bruce Mau.


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