About the MINN IDEA Summit

MINN's IDEA Summit offers global innovators a unique opportunity to connect, share, and learn. Since 2013, the Summit has brought together more than 850 participants, 100 speakers, and 350 unique organizations. With discussions and activities on topics like creative evaluation methods, starting a social entrepreneurship endeavor, and conflict resolution among diverse stakeholders, the Summit is a fun and engaging experience that helps convene a remarkable community of people connected to international development work.

Join Minnesota’s largest gathering of global innovators on Saturday, October 14th, 2017! Registration will open August 2017.

Want to be involved in this year's Summit? We are currently accepting applications for breakout session speakers, fellows, and volunteers. Please share these opportunities with your networks!

Previous Summit Speakers:




    Harry Bader, USAID           Walter Mondale, Vice President         Jacqueline Novogratz, Acumen 

Past Sponsors





Thank you to all the sponsors who make the MINN IDEA Summit possible!