Why it’s important to invite speakers from other cities to speak at your startup event

Why it's important to invite speakers from other cities to speak at your startup event

One of the trickiest and most time-consuming aspects of producing these conferences is assembling the speaker slate. All of the conferences that I’ve worked on have emphasized recruiting speakers from outside the host community, but inevitably a question like “if this is Big Omaha why aren’t there any Omaha founders speaking?” comes up. It’s a logical question and there are several answers. Here’s my take on why it’s important to invite speakers from other cities to speak at local startup conferences.

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