*Our event is ON! Click here to get your ticket and copy of the book!
On August 6, 2014 I’m co-hosting an event with Robert Murphy at The 402 in Omaha, Nebraska, and we’d love to see YOU there! Ben is the founder of the STORY Conference held in Chicago. He champions the creative and entrepreneurial spirit in all of us, and this book is like a transcript of the successful Dream Year coaching program he’s been practicing for years. And he happens to be a friend of ours.
What you can expect when you buy a ticket: You’ll get one hardcover copy of Ben’s yet-to-be-released book Dream Year. You’ll also help us “greenlight” the author event with Ben in Omaha. If we can gather 100 of us Omaha/Lincoln/CouncilBluffs Dreamers, then the event is on. We’ll hear Ben share his message in person, partake of Aroma’s goodness in Benson, and also hear the dreams of 10 selected attendees! All for $17 (plus whatever Bliss Bakery treat you can’t resist from Aroma’s), which is less than a typical hardcover book. Oh, and Ben is offering two free e-books with your ticket as well!
Dan and I went to one of Ben’s Dream Year events in Nashville a few years ago. It was a weekend that awakened things in us that we hadn’t paid attention to in a long time. Since then, we moved to our “dream city” (Omaha is our Homaha), I started an MFA program in Creative Writing, Dan joined a community of like-minded musicians at The 402, and he also landed a job he loves with Flywheel. That’s not to mention the community of dreamers we met there that we still get encouragement from today.
Your dream could be about anything. I’ve seen Dream Year projects like these: a book, a foster care advocacy non-profit, a documentary film, a small business, and several ministries. It can really be anything. Maybe you are still uncovering your dream – we’ll discuss that, too. Maybe you just want to experience something new with some people in your area. Maybe your dream is in full force but you want to encourage those just getting started. Check out the Dream Year website and our page for Pitch Night Omaha. Let’s get together and dream!
If I buy a ticket, do I have to share my dream? Or even know what it is?
No! If you’re like me, this is sort of still unfolding. But, if you are also like me in another way, you are inspired just listening to someone else pursue their dream. I find something to learn from their passion or creativity. Dreamers are just the kind of people I like to hang out with! Maybe that’s you, too, and if it is, you’ll love this night together.
After we get 100 people to sign up for the event, I’ll send out an email asking if anyone has a dream they’d like to share. Interested parties will send me a one-paragraph summary and a sample slide. (We’ll be doing the presentations PechaKucha-style, and Robert and I plan to have a short workshop/rehearsal before the event so the presenters will feel 100% comfortable and confident.)
What if I’m not sure I can make it to the event on that date?
You could still a buy a ticket – which helps us get the event fully funded – and I’ll make sure you get your copy of the book. Or, you could transfer or gift your ticket to someone else. Just email me and we’ll work it out. We only have 30 days to make it happen. If you think you might be able to make it, buying your ticket now will help make sure the event is a go!
Could I sponsor a ticket or a group of tickets?
Absolutely and please do! Just go to the website and purchase as many tickets as you would like. Once we know the event is on, you can email me with the names of the people you’d like to sponsor. Or, if you just want to sponsor but don’t have anyone in mind, I can help you with that! Robert and I have made a couple of lists of people we think would benefit from this event (and the book). We’d love to be able to gift them a ticket/book in your name. Just email me ([email protected]) and we’ll work it out. Remember, if for some reason the event doesn’t fill up (crazy talk!), you won’t be charged at all.