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 effectively lead change.

Recurring Events
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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.

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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.

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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.

1 Million Cups Rapid City is held every Wednesday from 8:30am – 9:30am at the Black Hills State University-Rapid City Campus.

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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.

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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.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Story Stitch Gatherings

May 04, 2019 to August 29, 2019

MN, ND | Green Card Voices and its community-building partners will host five facilitated Story Stitch gatherings of meaningful and deep conversations in Fargo, St. Cloud, St. Paul, and Minneapolis.

TEDxFargo: Forward

July 25, 2019

Fargo, ND | At TEDxFargo, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

2019 Personalized Learning Summit

August 05, 2019 to August 06, 2019

Chanhassen, MN | The Personalized Learning Summit is an engaging event with educators from near and far participating in keynotes, panels and dynamic breakout sessions. The Summit is an opportunity to learn about culturally responsive teaching, explore feedback and assessment, and gain tools and resources to more fully realize student-centered learning.

Minneapolis, MN | Building upon the experience of the A+ Education Conference, and responding to the call for a focus on building a culture of learning, the Transforming Learning Summit is a new opportunity for Minnesota's education community to learn, share best practices, and advance education.

TEDxBismarck

August 15, 2019

Bismarck, ND | At TEDxBismarck, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group.

Crossroads Summit

August 15, 2019

Sioux Falls, SD | The Summit is a one-day, biennial conference for professionals from all industries around the region to network, learn, and build relationships.

Minneapolis, MN | Over 1,000 diverse leaders from business, education, arts and community service will come together to move Minnesota forward through honest conversation about race.

Rural Arts and Culture Summit

October 03, 2019 to October 05, 2019

Grand Rapids, MN | The Rural Arts and Culture Summit is a biannual, practitioner-driven gathering that celebrates and expands the field of rural arts-based community development by providing a space for learning, relationship building and celebration about the role of art and creativity in building strong, healthy and resilient rural communities.

Innovation Expo

October 08, 2019 to October 10, 2019

Rapid City and Sioux Falls, SD | The Innovation Expo 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.