2015 Meet the Pros Luncheons

Pros are invited to our 2015 Meet the Pros luncheons!

Monday, February 16, 2015
Meet the Pros Luncheon
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
11:45 am – 1 pm

Keynote:  Magera Moon Holton, Senior Product Designer at Etsy
Program: Creating meaningful work: what to look for when searching for your perfect job. 

magera-moon-holton (2)Magera is a product designer currently based in Brooklyn, working for Etsy. She collaborates with her team to create clean and consistent user experience. When not crafting code or pushing pixels, she prefers to be behind a camera.

Fresh out of college and looking for a job, Magera had no idea what she wanted out of a job.  She thankfully lucked out and had the opportunity to work at a variety of companies: a small startup of only 10 people, freelancing and working with a variety of clients, and now working at Etsy and seeing the company grow from 160 to almost 600 people strong. Through all of these different work places, there were pros and cons to all of them, which she will talk through to help you keep in mind what matters, and doesn’t matter when looking for your ideal work environment.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Meet the Pros Luncheon
Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street
12 noon - 1:15 pm

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Keynote:  Tad Carpenter, Tad Carpenter Creative
Presentation Title: “LOVE IT, OR LEAVE IT”

Tad Carpenter is a designer, illustrator and teacher hailing from Kansas City, MO. He loves the Midwest and how it has shaped the way he makes and thinks. Tad has been lucky to work with the great people at Target, Macy’s, Old Navy, Chronicle Books, Conan O’Brien, Adobe, Nick Jr, Rayban and MTV to name a few. Tad has also written and illustrated several children’s books in the current market place including his most recent books the I Say, You Say series, Sad Santa and Ninja, Ninja Never Stop.

Carpenter runs his studio, Tad Carpenter Creative with a focus on bringing powerful messages to life through branding, packaging and illustrative based design. He also teaches graphic design at the University of Kansas in Lawrence.

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If you are a student registered for the conference these two luncheons are included in your Meet the Pros registration cost.

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There are two thriving, hyper-creative business sectors in Nebraska—namely within the marketing realm and the startup world. It’s time to connect the two. With that in mind, an Agency Tech Startup Showcase is being hosted on Thursday, February 26. Starting at 5 p.m., seven startups—with technology directly applicable to agencies—will demo their software and discuss how brands and agencies are leveraging it. Organizers of this event are confident agencies will see something that will benefit their team and their clients. 

You can learn more about the event and the startups showcasing their products at

Teri Hamburger to Receive AAF Omaha’s Highest Honor

Teri Hamburger Photo courtesy of Jan Dotzler, Dotzler Creative Arts

Teri Hamburger
Photo courtesy of Jan Dotzler,
Dotzler Creative Arts

Teri Hamburger, executive director of the American Advertising Federation Omaha (AAF Omaha), will receive that organization’s top honor, the Silver Medal. The award will be presented during the 2015 Nebraska ADDY® Awards Show, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at the Rococo Theatre in Lincoln. 

The Silver Medal is given to an AAF Omaha member who has achieved success in his or her career, has shown a consistently high degree of creative and original thinking in work endeavors, has strived to increase the stature and raise the standards of the advertising profession and has been active in civic groups, including AAF Omaha itself. 

Hamburger has been the executive director of AAF Omaha since 1996 and has worked with 18 different club presidents and literally hundreds of board members. Her list of duties is astonishing: coordination, promotion, record keeping, accounting, production, event planning and many more. In the words of AAF Omaha Chairman of the Board Michael Johnson, “Teri Hamburger is the heart and soul of AAF Omaha. Frankly, it’s hard to imagine the organization without her. Not only is she a brilliant coordinator, planner and marketer, Teri is one of the most gracious, sincere and delightful people you’ll ever meet. To say that she’s beloved by the members of our club is an understatement.” 

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