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.


 RECURRING EVENTS

1 Million Cups | Aberdeen

Aberdeen, SD

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation in 2012, the program is based on the notion that meaningful connections are made over one million cups of coffee. 1 Million Cups is led by more than 500 volunteer organizers in 35+ states, one U.S. territory, and six time zones – and growing every day.

1 Million Cups Aberdeen is held every Wednesday from 9am - 10am to empower entrepreneurs in the community.

https://www.1millioncups.com/aberdeen


1 Million Cups | Fargo

Fargo, ND

1 Million Cups is a free, national program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation in 2012, the program is based on the notion that meaningful connections are made over one million cups of coffee. 1 Million Cups is led by more than 500 volunteer organizers in 35+ states, one U.S. territory, and six time zones – and growing every day.

1 Million Cups Fargo is held every Wednesday from 9:15am – 10:15am at the Stage at Island Park, except for the months of August and December.

http://www.emergingprairie.com/one-million-cups-fargo/


Creative Mornings | Fargo

Fargo, ND

The Fargo Chapter of Creative Mornings provides an open environment where anyone from the general public can gather and be inspired by makers, designers, artists, business leaders, non-profits, for-profits, solopreneurs and creative professionals. After all, everyone is creative and everyone is welcome!

Events are held on the last Friday of every month.

https://creativemornings.com/cities/far


Morning Fill Up

Rapid City, SD

Morning Fill Up is a series of public gatherings to inspire and engage members of The Garage, as well as residents around western South Dakota, to put their creative energies into action for the betterment of the entire community. Since the inception of Morning Fill Up, creators of the morning talk have sought to bring guests who can speak to timely, important issues that impact residents of the region — and people across the country.

http://www.numadgroup.com/morning-fill-up

Upcoming Events

It's Time to Act: Four-Act Forum Series

February 05, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Join YWCA in its mission to break through the barriers that perpetuate racism. The inaugural It's Time to Act! is a four-act forum series that will empower participants to engage in deeper conversations around race, equity, faith and social justice issues. You will hear from experts who will inspire you to intentionally take action on equity issues in your surrounding community.

Celebrate Black History with Penumbra

February 10, 2019 to February 28, 2019

Sundays offer a day of rest, renewal and togetherness within the black community. In February you can join Penumbra for a communal meal and animated readings of classic black plays and stories performed by Penumbra Company members. A great way for the whole family to celebrate the creativity, tenacity and sustenance of African American culture.

Claiming our identities, we reveal our strengths and what makes us unique. By sharing our knowledge, our experiences, and our true selves, we discover what is common among us. We cannot connect without listening. Through empathy, we learn how each piece comes together.

Keynote speaker will be world-renowned speaker, scholar, and author Yasmin Mogahed. The purpose of this conference is to build a more connected community of Muslim women, while providing skills-based training so women can lead in their communities.

Rural Women on the Western Edge Conference

March 22, 2019 to March 23, 2019

Rural Women on the Western Edge is a two-day event at Dickinson State University in Dickinson North Dakota. The event is designed to provide practical, inspirational, and developmental opportunities for rural women. Networking and connecting with others is a critical component to building strong communities. Both the Friday night and Saturday events are designed to foster connection among community members.