Events

Events

When asked what leaders need to more effectively lead change, the number one answer they gave us is more opportunities to connect with one another.

The events below are opportunities to do just that. Build and strengthen your connections with leaders across various networks in our region. Be inspired to think bigger and think differently about what's possible in your community. Equip yourself with new skills, tools and knowledge to more effecitvely lead change.

Upcoming Events

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

September 29, 2016 to October 02, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

The TCAFF is produced by Mizna, committed to bringing the best of Arab cinema to Twin Cities audiences. Now in its tenth year, Mizna's festival has screened a wealth of Arab and Arab American titles and hosted many acclaimed filmmakers to present their work and engage with our local communities.

Dakota Rising Annual Conference

October 06, 2016 to October 08, 2016

Spearfish, SD

The Dakota Rising conference gathers fellows, alumni, community sites and resource team members together to experience peer-to-peer learning; nationally renowned, Coaching in the Moment® training; breakout learning; networking opportunities; and celebration. 

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference

October 06, 2016 to October 07, 2016

Duluth, MN

Hosted in Duluth, this year's MCN gathering is the perfect opportunity for professionals from every corner of Minnesota’s robust nonprofit sector to join together, celebrate the sector, learn from one another and prepare for another year.

Duluth, MN

St. Paul, MN

A call-to-action gathering of 250 American Indian leaders and allies on Indigenous People’s Day, 2016. The event will serve as a platform to develop and launch a unified economic and education agenda for Native communities and allies.

CLUES Gala Latina

October 11, 2016

CLUES’ Gala Latina will celebrate our 35 years of service and the impact of Latino leadership and culture in Minnesota.  

Rapid City, SD

The Innovation Expo in Rapid City is a conference focusing on connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists, and the many others who are involved in developing startup companies. The event will consist of speakers, breakout sessions, and networking focusing on the entrepreneurial community.

1 Million Cups Fargo

October 12, 2016

Fargo, ND

A weekly opportunity for local entrepreneurs to present and connect with the Fargo Moorhead community over caffeinated goodness and great ideas.

Roseville, MN

Somali Culture and their Perspective on Brain Injury: The session provides details about cultural norms, interactions, faith, and perspective on brain injury.
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals. Continuing Education Units have been approved by the Board of Social Work and will be available at each seminar.

Sioux Falls, SD

The Innovation Expo in Rapid City is a conference focusing on connecting entrepreneurs, innovators, angel investors, venture capitalists, and the many others who are involved in developing startup companies. The event will consist of speakers, breakout sessions, and networking focusing on the entrepreneurial community.

Saint Paul, MN

The Minnesota Educational Policy Fellowship Community is gathering to celebrate and recognize its 40th Anniversary—a great opportunity for Fellows and their guests to celebrate their common experience.

Sioux Falls, SD

TCMA Fall Media Forum

October 15, 2016

Saint Paul, MN

Twin Cities Media Alliance Fall Media Forum:  No Stories About Us Without Us - Power of Narrative

This day-long event brings together a cross-section of social changemakers: from nonprofit professionals, to artists and organizers, mediamakers and policy advocates. Together, they will discover ways to build new narratives, critically engage around issues affecting marginalized communities, and use story, media arts and communications to imagine alternative solutions to dismantling systems of oppression.

Women's Business Summit

October 16, 2016 to October 17, 2016

Bismarck, ND

Bringing together women from across North Dakota and the region for intense training, networking, business growth opportunities, personal development, professional focus, and of course…. fun! 

Minot Leadership Summit

October 20, 2016

Minot, ND

In October, young people from across the community will be able to come together to engage in the Minot Leadership Summit, a convening meant to equip and inspire young professionals to engage in making an impact on and begin shaping the future of our community.

2016 Overcoming Racism Conference

October 28, 2016 to October 29, 2016

Saint Paul, MN

This conference will empower participants to understand how they can disrupt racism in ways that makes sense in the context of their own lives. It will give people concrete ways to disrupt racism in our communities, our institutions and ourselves, along with the context of why we need to disrupt racism and inspiration for action. 

Women's Leadership Conference

November 02, 2016 to November 03, 2016

Mankato, MN

During the annual YWCA Women’s Leadership conference attendees are provided the opportunity to explore together with open minds how women lead, build meaningful connections, discuss trends in leadership and learn strategies and tools to take back to our family, organizations and community.

The Conference provides a unique experience in that we learn through sharing of stories and experience from our speakers and fellow attendees. 

Ignite Minneapolis

November 03, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

Ignite is a high-energy evening of 5-minute talks by people who have a burning idea—and the guts to get onstage and share it with their hometown crowd.

2016 AISES National Conference

November 10, 2016 to November 12, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

The annual American Indian Science and Engineering Society National Conference is a one-of-kind, three-day event focusing on educational, professional and workforce development. Attendees include American Indian high school and college students, educators, professionals, tribal nations and tribal enterprises, universities, corporations and government agencies.

Roseville, MN

Behaviors or Symptoms: Participants will learn about the basics of brain injury and case studies will be reviewed to better understand behaviors vs. symptoms after brain injury.
The Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance offers Lunch and Learn Seminars for Social Workers and Social Service Professionals. Continuing Education Units have been approved by the Board of Social Work and will be available at each seminar.

Independent Sector 2016: New Frontiers

November 16, 2016 to November 18, 2016

Washington, D.C.

The Independent Sector Conference is the meeting ground for leaders and changemakers looking to drive momentum for the charitable community, set the sector’s agenda for the coming year and collaborate on strategies for success.

Rapid City, SD

Circle of Giving Event

December 01, 2016

Minneapolis, MN

Join the Tiwahe Foundation as they celebrate the work of Tiwahe Grantees and the importance of language, culture, education and giving in our community.

Mankato, MN

Diverse leaders from business, education, arts and community service will come together to move Mankato forward through honest conversation and powerful action. Following a compelling keynote address, facilitated table conversations will engage and challenge our thinking about race in our community.

Grow Our Own Summit

December 15, 2016

Marshall, MN

Join the Southwest Initiative Foundation as they launch into a new era of our regional work, focused on supporting all southwest Minnesota kids and the communities they call home. During the summit, you’ll become educated and inspired to take action that will benefit your own business, organization, school, community or family.