MINN IDEA Summit - October 25th
Attend MINN's Inaugural
International Development Exchange and Action Summit
Friday, October 25th
8:00am - 5:00pm
University of St. Thomas
Downtown Minneapolis Campus
Minnesota’s international funders and supporters are invited to attend the MINN IDEA Summit on October 25, 2013. The first of its kind in Minnesota, this day-long conference will bring together hundreds of leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, donor groups, the private sector, and educational institutions with a professional or personal interest in international work and a passion for assisting others.
To be held at the University of St. Thomas campus in Minneapolis, the theme of Building Sustainable Impacts will begin with a Keynote Address from USAID Assistant Administrator, Nancy Lindborg, and end with a Panel Discussion featuring Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie; Acara Co-Founder, Fred Rose; The Brehm Group Founder, Ward Brehm; Initiative for Global Development President and CEO, Ambassador Mark Green; and moderated by Partners in Food Solutions, Jeff Dykstra, CEO.
Throughout the day, Summit attendees can further explore the many topics of this year's theme through a number of Breakout Sessions including lectures, workshops, and panel discussions on such issues as measuring results, building local partnerships, and creative funding mechanisms. Summit participants will gain knowledge of the latest development trends, be exposed to new programming approaches, and acquire new ideas for more effective action. Networking with like-minded practitioners in the region will also be a large component of the day, including breakfast, lunch, and a happy hour .
Additionally, an IDEA Marketplace will be set up for you to learn about regional organizations conducting international development work, or social entrepreneurs providing products or services to international NGOs.
More details of this full agenda are being finalized every day, so keep checking here, as well as our social media sites, for more information. You can purchase your ticket below (or on the more detailed Registration page), so clear out your calendar for Friday, October 25th, from 8am-5pm, and be ready to learn new and best practices for Doing Global Good, Better!
- Open registration for the MINN IDEA Summit begins October 2, 2013 – at $75 per attendee
- Purchase of MINN annual membership after the IDEA Summit - $50 (benefits include 20% discount on all MINN activities for the year)
- Priority Summit registration available IMMEDIATELY in combination with discounted MINN membership - $85 total – a savings of $35!