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Events

When we asked leaders what they need to more effectively lead change, their number one answer was more opportunities to connect with one another. We fund some of the events below through our Event Sponsorship grant, because they do just that.

Carve some time out of your week to attend something in your area!

Build and strengthen your connections with leaders across various networks in our region. Get inspired to think bigger and think differently about what's possible in your community. And equip yourself with new skills, tools and knowledge to more effectively lead change. 


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Postponed until Fall 2021 due to COVID-19

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September 14 - 18, 2020

Virtual | Join West Central Initiative online for a week-long “lunch and learn” event with speakers who inspire, inform and explore child development, ag innovations and welcoming communities.

Multiple Dates: August 18 - September 23, 2020

Virtual | Pollen and Events by Lady K have teamed up to offer a series of presentations on hosting virtual events that are purposeful, engaging, inclusive, and financially sound.

Join them for a general overview session designed to help you reframe the purpose, goals, and objectives for your event; compare different platform features, security, and accessibility; choose the right format for your event that engages your audience and keeps them connected to your mission.

September 23, 2020

Virtual | The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Equity Series is an enhanced initiative focused on leaders intent on taking action to change the way we do business in our region. Their charge: To put equity into action as a community of leaders!

September 7-25, 2020

Virtual | In every corner of the Twin Cities Metro Area there's a hacker, builder, artist, engineer, and entrepreneur whose efforts power the future economic vitality of this great state. During this week, celebrate their efforts in the form of attention, praise, and investment. It's an entire week of Minnesota-made innovations on display.

October 6-7, 2020

Virtual | The Main Street ND Summit serves as a forum for information on the community planning principles behind the three pillars of Governor Burgum’s Main Street Initiative: a skilled workforce; smart, efficient infrastructure; and healthy, vibrant communities. The goal is to improve quality of life for all, and to help North Dakota compete in a 21st century economy.

October 14, 2020

Virtual | The Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce Equity Series is an enhanced initiative focused on leaders intent on taking action to change the way we do business in our region. Their charge: To put equity into action as a community of leaders!

October 23 - 24th, 2020

Virtual | TEDxMinneapolis is devoted to telling the grand Minneapolis story via the TEDx “Ideas Worth Spreading” platform.

October 25-28, 2020

Virtual | The Aurora Institute Symposium offers an opportunity to draw on the collective wisdom and expertise of K-12 educators, practitioners, and school and district leaders around the globe who are building knowledge about next-generation learning models and honing practices that will usher in the future of learning.

July 9 - October 20, 2020

Virtual | TEDxFargo is adapting just like the rest of the world and has redesigned the full-day conference into small scale events and programming to bring innovative ideas and adventures to the community.

November 5, 2020

Virtual | The Creative Economy Summit is a 2-day event to provide a platform for diverse change leaders to collaborate and support community-driven solutions to connect arts, culture and economic development in rural North Dakota.