For 2016 Presenter Slides, click here.

14th Annual Value Investor Conference - Omaha
Thursday and Friday, May 4 -5, 2017

Location: University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Adminstration

(Sorry, the 2016 Conference was sold out and is now over. Thank you to everyone that attended.  Register early for 2017 and SAVE NOW!)

Announcing our 14th Annual Value Investor Conference!
Welcome to the official information and registration site for the
annual Value Investor Conference and Events
held at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, College of Business Adminstration, Mammel Hall.

    The 2017 Value Investor Conference - Omaha affords you the opportunity to:

  • Meet investors from around the world.
  • Learn about the unique processes used by successful value investors.
  • Receive alternative perspectives from successful money managers, proven investment professionals, private investors, best selling authors, business managers, and journalists.
  • Network with other experienced and savvy value oriented investors.
  • Limited registration means a more intimate atmosphere, greater access to presenters and more productive networking opportunities.

Be sure to take full advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with these knowledgeable speakers in an informal atmosphere.
(Please note for your 2017 travel plans:  register now to insure your seat for 2017 - 2016 was SOLD OUT!)

Value Investor Registration

Please note: The Value Investing Conference is scheduled so that attendees can attend all the official events related to the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting (which is usually on the first Saturday of May in Omaha, NE)

Our events support Education, Scholarships and Charities with contributions to date: $136,770.

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Value Investing Events


Genius of Warren Buffett Course —  FALL 2016
"Weekend Investment Lifelong Returns"

NOW REGISTERING - FALL 2016
2 weekends with 
Bring a Friend for FREE!

One of a kind concentrated study of The Genius of Warren Buffett: The Science of Investing and the Art of Managing presented by Robert Miles. 

Fall 2016 Course [36 hours]
Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, and Oct. 20 - 22, 2016
Bring a friend/co-worker for FREE!
Register 2 now and save $2,500 each! 
Fall Schedule:
Thursday (3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Includes catered dinner.)
Friday (3 p.m. - 9 p.m. Includes catered dinner.)
Saturday (8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Includes catered lunch.)

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(Limited time savings 2 for 1 registration until 8/31/16)

Learn the Oracle of Omaha’s educational timeline, investment principles, management philosophies, corporate governance, succession plan, mistakes, philanthropy and more.

Unique and Limited: One of a kind course
Inclusive and Diverse: Open to non-enrolled students from a variety of ages, academic backgrounds and work experience
Distinguished Guest Lecturers: Including Berkshire managers
Buffett Style Valuations: Immediately apply methods taught to value actual stocks and businesses acquired by Warren Buffett
Investment Challenge Contest: Present a stock that fits Buffett's acquisition criteria
Immediate Measurable Results: Previous participants selected an actual stock purchased by Berkshire Hathaway, have been promoted to lead Berkshire subsidiaries and appointed board members of non-profits
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Genius of Warren Buffett Spring 2017 Course
3 - Day Course - 24 hours
May 1, 2, and 3, 2017
Monday (5/1): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with catered lunch included!
Tuesday (5/2): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with catered lunch included!
Wednesday (5/3): 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. with catered lunch included! Standard Registration Fee = $3,995.
Corporate Values Summit (included with Spring 2017)
Thursday (5/4/2017): 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Includes lunch!

Standard Registration Fee = $695.
Register Now for Limited Time Savings!
Save $1,310 — Register by 8/31/14 for $3,580.! Register Now!

(See additional registration options: Spring 2017 Genius Course, 2017 Value Investor Conference, Summit Series, and Value Dinner on Registraton page.)

Note: Group Discounts available. 4 or more receive 20 percent off current rate. (Limited seating for this course.)

Make your travel plans now.  Spring 2016 registration now underway for this popular course that usually is sold out. 
Click here for detailed course information and syllabus.

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ExecMgmt/BuffettGenius/)


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"Genius Course for Spring 2015 included an international group of students representing 18 countries and was sold out."

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Mammel Hall Welcome screen for the Genius of Warren Buffett course.
The Genius of Warren Buffett Course Testimonial Video (3 min. feature) was produced by five graduates (William Maag, Feng Chang, Matt Ord, Mark O'Hare, and Jamie Hunt). This clip was produced, filmed and edited by UNO student PR firm MaverickPR.
Genius of Warren Buffett Class Spring 2015 with Susie Buffett
Spring 2016 Genius of Warren Buffett class with guest speaker, Bob Batt (Former Executive Vice President, Nebraska Furniture Mart - BKG) and intructor Bob Miles.
Genius of Warren Buffett Class Spring 2015 with Susie Buffett
Spring 2016 Genius of Warren Buffett class with guest speaker, Donald Wurster (President, National Indemnity Company and Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska) and intructor Bob Miles.
Genius of Warren Buffett Class Spring 2015 with Susie Buffett
GOB Spring 16 Investment Challenge Contest $5,000.00 Merit Scholarship Winners with intructor Bob Miles.
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Topics in Robert Miles' “Genius of Warren Buffett” class at UNO this week included “the Oracle of Omaha's educational timeline, investment principles, management philosophies, corporate governance, succession plan, mistakes, philanthropy and more,” according to the class marketing materials. — CHRIS MACHIAN/THE WORLD-HERALD
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Bob Miles presenting at the 2012 Value Investor Conference. (Photo courtesy: iMoney — Eric Tsang)
Fall 2014, S2015 Genius of Warren Buffett Course guest speaker, Susie Buffett.
Genius of Warren Buffett production by Maverick PR at UNO.

Announcing Early Registration for 2017 Genius of Warren Buffett Course - May 1, 2 and 3, 2017.

  • 3 Day Genius of Buffett Course
  • Guest speakers
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  For your travel plans, register early. 

NEW! Announcing the
14th Annual Value Investor Conference - May 4 - 5, 2017! 
Includes the Omaha Value Dinner, May 4, 2017
(Speaker: TBA in the Fall 2016)
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    2017 Value Investor Conference Presenters

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Yahoo Finance 2016 Berkshire Hathaway Complete Coverage_Bob Miles Interview
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13th Annual Value Investor Conference
 
    For 2016 Presenter Slides, click here.

    2016 Presenters

    2016 Print VIC Agenda

  • Rupal Bhansali

    Rupal J. Bhansali
    Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Global Equities Portfolio Manager Ariel Investments

    Topic: “The Case for Contrarian Intrinsic Value Investing”

    Key Takeaways: The power and payoff of non-consensus thinking in investing, what investors should insist upon—and not settle for, and that price is not value.
  • Tom Gayner

    Tom Gayner
    President and CIO, Markel Corporation

    Topic: “Drinks”

  • Aswath Damoaran

    Aswath Damodaran,
    Author, Professor of Finance - Stern School of Business, NYU

    Topic: "Price or Value? What's Your Game?"

    Key Takeaways:
    1. That the pricing and value processes are driven by different forces and can yield different numbers for the same company. 2. If you are truly an investor, you play the value game but you are at the mercy of the pricing game. 3. Most “value” investors neither care about “value" nor are they “investors”.
  • Jeff Auxier

    Jeff Auxier
    Founder, Portfolio Manager, Auxier Focus Fund

    Topic: “A Farmer’s Perspective on Stock Picking Along the Food Value Chain”

  • Fred Kiel

    Fred Kiel, Ph.D.
    Author, Consultant, Founder and Managing Partner - KRW Interntaional

    Topic: “Return On Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win”

  • Charles Brandes

    Charles Brandes
    Author, Philanthropist, Founder, Brandes Investment Partners, L.P.

    Q & A LeaderTopic: “A Conversation with Charles Brandes: A Disciple of the Benjamin Graham School of Value Investing”

  • Tren Griffin

    Tren Griffin
    Author, Senior Director, Microsoft

    Topic: “Charlie Munger: Evolving Value Investing beyond Cigar Butts”

  • Michael van Biema

    Dr. Michael van Biema
    Author, Founder and Managing Partner, van Biema Value Partners

    Topic: “Concentrated Investing: Strategies of the World's Greatest Concentrated Value Investors”

  • Roger Lowenstein

    Roger Lowenstein
    Author, Director, Sequoia Fund

    Q & A Leader
    Topic: "A Conversation with Charles Brandes by Roger Lowenstein"

  • Brian Bares

    Brian Bares, CFA
    Founder, Portfolio Manager, Bares Capital Management

    Topic: "Finding an Edge: Creating a Moat around an Investment Process"

    Key Takeaways:
    1. A good investment process must be differentiated and hard to replicate
    2. Investors who rely solely on quantitative screens or filters may run into problems
    3. Qualitative analysis allows for variant perception opportunities
  • Charles Brandes

    François Rochon
    CEO, Chief Investment Officer, Giverny Capital (Canada)

    Topic: The Art of Investing”

  • Anna Nikolayevsky

    Anna Nikolayevsky
    Founder and Chief Investment Officer - Axel Capital Management

    Topic: “Global Macro: Drinking Upstream From the Herd”

  • Plus More...
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
REGISTRATION
University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Administration, Mammel Hall Atrium
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Conference Bookstore Open
Mammel Hall Atrium
5:30 p.m. - 5:35 p.m. 
Robert Miles, Author, UNO Distinguished Lecturer and Conference Organizer
Topic: Welcome and Introductions

Day 1 (Thurs., April 28)
Afternoon Sessions: 5:30 p.m. – 6:15p.m.

Omaha Value Dinner
An Evening with Chuck Akre
(Included with Conference registration)
Value Investor Dinner

6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. — Reception
6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. — Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. — 2016 Keynote Speaker Chuck Akre, Jr. , Q & A
Keynote Topic: "What Are We After With Our Investment Strategy?”
Location:  Scott Conference Center at the University of Nebraska (approx. 1 block from Mammel Hall)

Friday, April 29, 2016
 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Coffee
REGISTRATION
University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Administration, Mammel Hall Atrium
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Conference Bookstore Open
Mammel Hall Atrium

Day 2 (Fri., April 29)
Morning Sessions: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (w/2 Breaks)
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. — LUNCH:  Mammel Hall Atrium
Afternoon Sessions:  1:00 p.m. – 5:40 p.m. — (w/Breaks - including SEES CHOCOLATE Break)

5:40 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. — Closing Remarks - Bob Miles

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  For your travel plans, register early. 

NEW! Announcing the 14th Annual Value Investor Conference - May 4 - 5, 2017! 
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Announcing the 2017 Omaha Value Dinner
Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Keynote Speaker 2017:  TBA
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. — Reception
6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. — Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. — Keynote Speaker amd Q & A

Value Investor Dinner

 2016 SOLD OUT

Announcing our 2016 Keynote - Chuck Akre!

Chuck Akre

Chuck Akre
Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer Akre Capital Management

Omaha Value Dinner (Also included with early Conference registration)
Date: April 28, 2016
Location: Scott Conference Center (click for map)
6450 Pine Street, Omaha, NE 68106 (across the street from Mammel Hall)


2016 Keynote Speaker: Chuck Akre
Topic: "What Are We After With Our Investment Strategy?”
Time: 6:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. — Reception
6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. — Dinner
7:15 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. — Keynote Speaker: Chuck Akre, Jr. with Q & A

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NEW! Announcing the 2017 Corporate Values Summit
May 4, 2017! 
Speakers:  TBA Fall 2016

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Value Investor Summit Series

A focus on how Warren Buffett, his Family and the Giving Pledge have Impacted Global Philanthropy. Creating a Legacy of Enduring Values. Challenges, Best Practices and Mistakes of Philanthropic Families.

Date:  Thursday, April 28, 2016
Location: University of Nebraska-Omaha
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:05 p.m. (includes lunch) 

Benefiting Omaha Girls Inc.


    Registered Attendees will:
  • Participant with Susie and Peter Buffett in a Q&A panel discussion
  • Learn how the world’s most philanthropic families approach meaningful giving, lasting impact and enduring values
  • Prevent common mistakes of charitable giving
  • Understand the economic impact of empowering diversity
  • Explore Berkshire Hathaway’s charitable impact on Greater Omaha, Nebraska and beyond
  • Hear from those who are making a measurable difference
  • Find out why Warren Buffett isn't Omaha's first philanthropist, and he won't be the last, either
  • Recognize Smart Giving: How an Omaha group gives success a chance
  • Be able to answer 'Why doesn't Warren Buffett just write a check?'

    2016 Philanthropy Summit Speakers

  • Susie Buffett

    Susie Buffett
    Chairwoman, Sherwood Foundation; Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation and Buffett Early Childhood Fund; Director, ONE, Ounce of Prevention Fund, The Fulfillment Fund, Girls Inc., Rose Blumkin Performing Arts Center, Building Bright Futures,  and the Omaha Aviation Authority

    Topic: Buffett Family Panel Discussion — "Challenges of Giving Money Away; Early philanthropic influences; Concerns, Best Practices and Mistakes of Philanthropic Families, Audience Q & A".

  • Peter Buffett

    Peter Buffett
    Co-Chair and Co-President, NoVo Foundation; Director, Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation; Emmy Award Winning Musician and Composer; New York Times Best Selling Author, Life is What You Make It, Barron’s Most Effective Philanthropist

    Topic: Buffett Family Panel Discussion — "Challenges of Giving Money Away; Early philanthropic influences; Concerns, Best Practices and Mistakes of Philanthropic Families, Audience Q & A".

  • Kristen Williams

    Kristin Williams
    Sherwood Foundation, Director of Community Initiatives
    Topic: "How Donor Intent and Shared Values Influence Philanthropic Investments of The Sherwood Foundation: The Case for Risk Taking, Mid-Course Corrections, and Patient Capital – What Has Worked and What Hasn't."

    Takeaways:
    1. Understand how donor intent and values influence philanthropic investments of The Sherwood Foundation. 2. Hear specific examples of strategies at The Sherwood Foundation that were successful. 3. Why failure in philanthropy is and should be an option.

    Time: TBA

  • Jessie Rasmussen

    Jessie Rasmussen
    President, Buffett Early Childhood Fund
    Topic: "Persistence, Partnership and Power: Building an Early Childhood Movement in the United States"
    Time: TBA

    Takeaways:
    (1) Learn how a single, steady philanthropic focus pays off through investments in policy, practice and knowledge. (2) Better understand the benefits and challenges of co-investing in public-private partnership. (3) Know more about national and Nebraska efforts to redefine "education" in the 21st Century to include the first five years of life and learning.

  • Sara Boyd

    Sara Boyd
    President, The Omaha Community Foundation
    Topic: "The Family Dynamic: Making Good Across Generational Divides"

    Takeaways:
    · Defying the gravity of familial roles
    · Leveraging values for common ground 
    · Achieving balance between the group and self

    Time: TBA

  • Sara Boyd

    Katie Weitz
    Community Consultant, Executive Director, Weitz Family Foundation
    Topic: "The Power and Pitfalls of 'Experimental Philanthropy"

    Takeaways:
    1. Is it possible to get "informed consent" in philanthropy? [Warren Buffett's suggestion was to use giant resources to do what government and private sector can not do. With the mandate to experiment and be bold along with the general idea that philanthropists work with the most vulnerable, what responsibility do we have to the client if/when our social experiments fail, perhaps another way to ask is--Is it possible to "do no harm" when engaging in philanthropy?]
    2. What does it mean to valid and replicable? [Any good experiment can be replicated, but who is responsible to do the additional testing? Where is peer review? Is it responsible philanthropy to "scale" your own project?]
    3. Where is the "what doesn't work" clearinghouse? [Sharing what works with other philanthropists is important, but so is knowing what doesn't. Outside of the public humiliation of newspaper articles, how do we keep others from making the same mistakes?]

    Time: TBA

  • Angela Eikenberry

    Dr. Angela Eikenberry
    Author, Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha
    Topic: "Three Approaches to Making Meaningful Impact Through Philanthropy: Lessons from Giving Circles"
    Summary: What is philanthropy for? Making us more fully human? Saving lives efficiently? Bringing about systemic change? In a TED Talk-like format, Dr. Eikenberry discusses three approaches to thinking about and doing philanthropy and their potential implications. She does this by drawing on a decade of research on giving circles, groups of people who pool their money and time to support charities or social enterprises in an engaged and social way.
    Takeaways: 1. Discuss different approaches to philanthropy and their implications. 2. Learn about different types of giving circles and changing approaches to giving
    Time: TBA

  • Steve Jordon

    Steve Jordon
    Author, Journalist, Omaha World Herald (a Berkshire Hathaway Company)
    Topic: "The Oracle and Omaha: How Each Has Shaped Greater Omaha Charity"

    Takeaways:
    1. Warren Buffett isn't Omaha's first philanthropist, and he won't be the last, either. 2. Smart giving: How an Omaha group gives success a chance. 3. Why doesn't Warren Buffett just write a check?

  • Robert P. Miles

    Robert Miles
    Host, Author, UNO Instructor, The Genius of Warren Buffett Executive MBA Course
    Topic: "Warren Buffett an Intelligent Philanthropist: A Thinking Man’s Gift to the World"

    Takeaways:
    1. Making money by investing in sure bets versus giving it away with huge unknown results. 2. Learn how Warren Buffett built his wealth by partnering with outstanding people and how he is giving it away under the same guiding principles. 3. Investing and giving in a very concentrated way.

  • Philanthropy Summit
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Bring a friend!  Register Two before 4/25/16 for $495! Includes lunch! 
Go to Registration Page (Limited Seating.  Group rates available.)

Philanthropy Summit Benefiting Omaha Girls Inc.

Value Investor Agenda



Thursday, April 28, 2016

9:15 p.m. – 9:55 a.m.
REGISTRATION
University of Nebraska at Omaha,
College of Business Administration,
Mammel Hall
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m
Summit Bookstore Open

9:55 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Welcome - Robert Miles

Summit Morning Session
(w/Break)
10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Lunch (included with registration)
12:10 p.m. – 1:10 p.m.

Summit Afternoon Session
(w/Break)
12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks - Bob Miles

Value Investor Registration
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Value Investor Conference Charlie Munger Summit
Sold out audience for the 2015 Charlie Munger Summit with Ron Olson taking questions from Wall Street Journal Reporter Anupreeta Das.

NEW! Announcing the 2017 Corporate Values Summit
May 4, 2017! 
Speakers:  TBA Fall 2016


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Berkshire Annual Meeting Credentials
Berkshire shareholders and their guests need credentials to attend the annual meeting, to get special discounts at Berkshire-owned businesses and to attend the other shareholder-only events in Omaha in the days before and after the meeting.

Presenters include:
Warren Buffett CEOs, Publicly Traded Company Founders and CEOs, Best Selling Authors,
and World Renowned Professional Money Managers.
Travel Note: Conference is scheduled before Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha. 
Conference begins on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 4 p.m. and concludes
on Friday, May 5, 2016
at 5:00 p.m.
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