Lincoln, Neb. – Assemble Lincoln, Lancaster County’s standing committee tasked with developing a Downtown Lincoln Convention Center, is seeking input from the public at an upcoming open house and information session next week. Members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in this important discussion.

The open house will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Lincoln High School, located at 2229 J Street. This event provides an opportunity for the public to learn more about the nine sites that are being evaluated as possible convention center locations, provide clarity on the site selection process and gather valuable input on the community’s priorities and concerns throughout the decision making process.

Representatives from the architecture teams of Populous and Clark & Enersen will be on hand to discuss the convention center project, as will representatives from Assemble Lincoln, Downtown Lincoln Association, Visit Lincoln and Legends.

“We are excited to engage with the community and provide transparency on the site selection process for the Downtown Convention Center,” says Sen. Anna Wishart, Chair of the Public Engagement Committee of Assemble Lincoln. “This event is an opportunity for us to share information, gather feedback and collaborate with community members as we work towards a shared vision for the convention center.”

“We believe that involving the community in the site selection process is essential for the success of the Downtown Convention Center,” adds Fabio VazdeMelo Braz, Project Manager of Legends. “This session provides an excellent opportunity for the community to voice their opinions and contribute to the development of this landmark project.”

The agenda for the evening is as follows:

  • 5:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Networking opportunity to connect with fellow community members and project stakeholders.
  • 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. – Presentation on the Site Selection Process Overview. Learn about the criteria and considerations guiding the evaluation of potential sites for the convention center.
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Community Interactive Session & Open House Discussion. Engage in open dialogue with Assemble Lincoln representatives, share your thoughts and provide feedback on the site selection process.

Refreshments and art activities for children will be provided, to ensure this is a family-friendly event where all are welcome.

For more information and updates, please visit the Assemble Lincoln website at

For more information, contact Chris Whitney, Communications Coordinator, Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Visit Lincoln, at (402) 436-2376 or