May 22nd, 2015

IMPORTANT: All workshop sessions are scheduled in the morning in Scott Conference Center unless specified otherwise. Workshops will start at 8:30am sharp and last for 4 hours with a 15 minute break at 10:30am followed by a Networking Lunch (12:45pm-1:45pm) unless otherwise specified; Corporate visits will be in the afternoon right after lunch and generally last until 5pm.

Cultural activities will start at 6pm or so.
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(Sunday, 6th June)

  • SPSU (India) and UiA (Norway) Students/Faculty Arrive in Omaha
  • Pickup by bus at airport and check into Scott Resident Hall (SRH) on UNO’s south campus (

(Monday, 7th June)

8:30am – 12:30pm (15 minute break at 10:30)

Workshop Session #1: American History, Culture and Democracy — Dr. Steve Bullock, Associate Professor of Political Science & Dr. Loree Bykerk, Professor of Political Science [America’s Founding Principles] [American Political Culture and Democracy]

12:45pm – 1:45pm Welcome Luncheon (PKI Atrium)

2:15pm – 4:45pm

Corporate visit: Gallup (

5:30pm – 9:30pm

Cultural activity: Baseball (Omaha Royals –

(Tuesday, 8th June)

8:30am – 10:30pm

Workshop Session #2: Synapse: Individual and Global Connections–perspectives on Indian cultures — Dr. Michele Desmarais, Associate Professor Religious Studies [Synapse]

10:45am – 12:45pm

Workshop Session #3: Social Media and Communications Dr. Jeremy Lipschultz, Professor of Communications

12:45pm – 1:45pm Networking Luncheon (SRH)

2:15pm – 4:45pm

Corporate visit: Union Pacific Corporation (

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cultural activity: Picnic with UNO students – Elmwood Park

(Wednesday, 9th June)

8:30am – 12:30pm (15 minute break at 10:30)

Workshop Session#4: Marketing in a High Tech EnvironmentDr. Birud Sindhav, Associate Professor of Marketing

12:30pm – 1:15pm Networking Luncheon (SRH)

2:00pm – 5:00pm

Corporate visit: Valmont Inc. (Valley, NE) – (

6:00pm – 9:30pm

Cultural activity: Shopping, Dinner and a movie at Westroads Mall (

(Thursday, 10th June)

8:30am – 12:00pm (15 minute break at 10:30).

Workshop Session#5: Facilitation of Collaboration with IT (PKI 164) — Dr. Gert-Jan de Vreede, Professor of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis and Managing Director, Center for Collaboration Science

12:30pm – 3:30pm

Corporate visit and lunch: ConAgra Foods — (http:// )

4:00pm – 7:30pm

Cultural activity and picnic dinner: Henry Doorly Zoo (

(Friday, 11th June)

8:30am – 12:15pm (15 minute break at 10:30)

Workshop Session#6: Creating and Preserving Wealth through Long-term Investing – Roland Manarin, CEO Manarin Investment Council along with Manarin executives Aron Huddleston and Dana Webb

12:15pm – 1:15pm Boxed Lunch @ Manarin

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Two Omaha-based Warren Buffet companies Corporate visit: Borsheims (

Conversation with Susan M. Jacques, President and Chief Executive Officer of Borsheims plus a company tour/shopping opportunity

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Corporate visit: Nebraska Furniture Mart (

Conversation with Bob Batt, Chief Executive Officer of NFM and tour

Cultural activity: Taste of Omaha – live entertainment, food, rides, etc downtown on the Omaha riverfront (

(Saturday, 12 June)

(Sunday, 13 June)

(Monday, 14 June)

(Tuesday, 15 June)

(Wednesday, 16 June)

  • Morning          Winnebago Reservation for Native Americans –
  • Afternoon        Return to Omaha
  • Hotel: Hampton Inn Downtown
  • Evening              Farewell Banquet

(Thursday, 17 June)

  • Depart Omaha (Meals on your own)
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