October 19, 2010
100 students from area schools attended the Business Innovation Summit at the University of Nebraska – Kearney campus on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. The event was organized for businesses, HR professionals, IT professionals, educators and students - with a special technology track for the students - to give attendees an opportunity to stay in touch with some of some of the latest technology strategies and solutions. Sponsors of the summit covered the cost of the student portion so that students from Pleasanton, Ravenna, Kearney High, Kearney Catholic, Elm Creek, Loup City, Grand Island, Grand Island Northwest, and Gothenburg could attend.
Technology tracks for students included: Geocaching, Droid program development, Cybercrime, Xpanxion- a Global Business, Global Earth, Web Development, Network Design, and Database Development.
This year’s summit was organized by a committee comprised of members from a variety of organizations across Central Nebraska. The organizations include: Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, The Broken Bow Chamber of Commerce, The Minden Chamber of Commerce, UNK, ESU 10, The AIM Institute, and CNHRMA.
The Summit, (formerly known as the Heartland Tech Expo), has been in existence for 8 years and has rotated between the communities of Kearney and Grand Island.