MINN Summit

The MINN Summit is an annual conference offering local organizations and globally minded individuals a forum to connect, share, and learn. MINN’s annual Summit provides exciting professional development opportunities, offers insights, and sparks conversations that will propel international development success in a changing world.


Proposals for breakout speakers now open


If you are interested in bringing your own expertise and perspective to this event, we encourage you to apply to be a speaker in a breakout session. Each session will be 60-75 minutes on a topic related to the field of international development. In an effort to promote diversity and to increase the breadth of perspectives present at the Summit, we may ask two speakers to present in the same session. If we choose to partner you with another speaker, you will be given support to help facilitate this experience. Learn more and apply HERE.


Save the date for our 2022 MINN Summit, and stay tuned for more details. Questions? Email [email protected]org

Thank you so much to our 2021 sponsors, exhibitors, & community partners:

Conference Sponsor:

Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Keynote Sponsor:

Books for Africa

Gold Sponsors:

Land O'Lakes

Program Sponsors:

GHR Foundation - Registration Sponsor

Silver Sponsors:

MINNER Circle Sponsors:

Center for Victims of Torture

Karen Baumgaertner Consulting

Global Minnesota

Anole Sisters

Children's Heartlink

Mary's Pence

Bronze Sponsors:

Alight (formerly American Refugee Committee)

EOS International

Kayla Meyers

Masters of Development Practice (MDP) @ UMN

Nicholas Hayen

United Language Group

One Heart Health

Face to Face Health and Counseling

Nonviolent Peace Force

Fellows Sponsor:

McKnight Foundation



American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)

Fair Anita

Lion's Historian

St. Catherine University

Master of Development Practice @UMN

Mary's Pence

Backpack EMR

Community partners

Afro Deli

Sponsor the MINN Summit!

See below for opportunities to sponsor this year's Summit.