MINN IDEA Summit - Friday, October 16, 2015
Fostering Minnesota's Global Engagement
Friday, October 16, 2015
Location: Humphrey School of Public Affairs
7:30am · Registration & Coffee
8:30am - 3:30pm · Program
4:00pm · Social Hour (offsite)
The International Development Exchange and Action (IDEA) Summit, MINN’s annual flagship event, is designed for all international practitioners whose focus is assisting others and doing global good. The full day conference provides inspirational, educational and networking opportunities for leaders from nonprofits, foundations, donor groups, the private sector and educational institutions.
The IDEA Summit explores topics such as measuring results, building local partnerships, creative funding mechanisms, branding, communication and new development trends. In addition to breakout sessions, networking with like-minded practitioners will be a large component of the day.
The theme of the third annual MINN IDEA Summit is Fostering Minnesota’s Global Engagement. With Minnesota’s historically rich cultural identity, the Summit aims to host a dialogue on methods to use this diversity to foster new connections and the exchange of ideas among practitioners working in NGOs, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector.
The detailed agenda for October 16 is forthcoming.
The IDEA Marketplace allows Summit participants an opportunity to learn about Minnesotan organizations conducting international development work abroad, educational and professional development opportunities for practitioners, and social entrepreneurs providing products or services of interest to international NGOs. Interested in featuring your organization or business in the IDEA Marketplace? Learn more and submit your Marketplace application by August 3.
MINN membership offers you discounted registration to the IDEA Summit and identifies you as an official member and supporter of Minnesota's international community at the Summit. Learn more about additional membership benefits.
- Professional MINN annual membership = $50
- Student MINN annual membership = $25
- Summit registration in combination with MINN Professional membership - $110
- Summit registration in combination with MINN Student membership - $85
Interested in sponsoring the 2015 IDEA Summit?
Learn more about Sponsorship opportunities.
Through the generosity of our sponsors, MINN is proud to once again offer a limited number of scholarships to potential attendees of the IDEA Summit. The goal of these scholarships is to encourage diverse viewpoints at the MINN IDEA Summit and decrease cost barriers to attendance. Learn more about scholarship opportunities.
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MINN is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing an innovative forum for international NGO and development practitioners and supporters to learn, network, and exchange professional expertise to better serve our global community. MINN is staffed only by a board of committed volunteers, and operates on a very lean budget. Please consider making a financial investment to help expand MINN’s programs and events in 2015 and 2016, in addition to supporting our ongoing administrative and technology infrastructure costs. Donations are tax-deductible. Donate now.