Welcome to one of the nation’s premier conferences focused on leadership, collaboration, career advancement, placed-based community development and wealth building.   Last year was absolutely amazing and this year will be even bigger and better.

We are incredibly excited to welcome  Earvin “Magic” Johnson back to Omaha for the Empowerment Network’s 16th Anniversary Rebuilding the Village Conference.  Magic’s speech, interactive and engaging presentation style left the audience empowered and inspired last year.  Fasten your seat belt.  

Over one thousand attendees from the Metro Area and 20+ cities are expected to come together to accelerate the development of safe and thriving communities.  

National speakers and strategists will bring a wealth of new and innovative approaches.

  • Veta Jeffery will walk us through the steps she took to lead the rebuilding of Ferguson, MO using key economic successes and lessons learned. 
  • Susan Hart returns to take us deeper into Discovering Our True Individual and Collective Potential by Rewriting our Own Story. 
  • Dr. Will Moreland will challenge attendees to become Bold Leaders in Today’s Polarized Environment.  
  • Dr. Pamela Jolly who recently launched her much anticipated Wealth Finishing School will take us further down the path towards Financial Independence.   
  • Anna Barber a highly recognized expert in fund development will conduct a brand new workshop on raising funds and building a strong donor base.  

The Empowerment Network will host cities interested in replicating Omaha 360, Step Up Omaha and other community development strategies.  

And, the conference will feature best practice strategies from our emerging national partner cities including:  Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, KC 360, QC Empowerment Network’s Black Business Experience and others. 

Anna Barber and Suzan Hart will both announce new cohort opportunities.  

The Revive Business Expo, one of the largest Black Business Markets, will feature products and services from local Black-owned business. 


Friday, June 9, 2023 from 8 am to 4:30 pm at the CHI Health Center Omaha!


Let’s Win Together!

Meet our keynote speakers, strategic partners, presenters and panelists...

Earvin "Magic" Johnson

Thank you to our conference sponsors