Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts Dedication

Nov 17 2019 - 1:00pm

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About this event
The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts will be dedicated on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested at “The Dedication of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts is a milestone for the university more than five years in the making,” said Founding Director Megan Elliott. “It’s a chance for us to pause and say thank you to the people who helped envision the Center and bring it to life—from the Carson Foundation board members to the visionary leaders of our administration, faculty and staff; the members of our Advisory Council and other industry leaders; the architects; and the many community members who cheered us on along the way. They all supported our dream to build the premier destination for transformative creative leaders and made this weekend possible.” The Center opened its doors this fall. Preparations for the center were launched in 2015 with a $20 million gift from the foundation of iconic talk show host Johnny Carson, who hailed from Nebraska. The Center earned a Hewlett Packard/Educause Campus of the Future designation earlier this fall, the first program in the Big Ten to do so. It’s a partnership with a Fortune 100, global corporation that will give Nebraska access to the latest high-tech equipment — and put Nebraska in the company of MIT, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, Yale University and Dartmouth College in investigating ways augmented reality, virtual reality and 3D scanning and printing technologies can benefit teaching, learning and research. Dedication events will begin on Friday, Nov. 15 with Carson Center Conversations, featuring members of the Carson Center’s Advisory Council, from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Center, which is located at 13th and Q streets. For a full schedule of events and more information, visit
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Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts
1300 Q St.
Lincoln, NE 68588-0205
United States
Phone: 402-472-2615