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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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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.

October 23 - 24th, 2020

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

Every Wednesday from 8:30am – 9:30am at the Black Hills State University-Rapid City Campus

Rapid City, 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.

Every Wednesday from 9am - 10am

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.

7am every month

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.

Every Wednesday from 9:15am – 10:15am at the Stage at Island Park, except for the months of August and December

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.

The last Friday of every month

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!