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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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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.

November 13-14, 2020

Virtual | An annual two-day conference that aims to inspire people to work to overcome racism where they live, work and play, and to provide them with practical tools to do so.

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!

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.