Voice Is The New Playground For Brands

Voice Is The New Playground For Brands

Posted by on Oct 9, 2018 in Blog, Event Recap | No Comments

“Ok Google, talk to…” is a voice app prompt you’ve heard of or used if you’re an early adopter of voice technology. Voice technology is on track to show the fastest adoption of new technology in history. Compared to the next closest technology adoption in the U.S. market, the smart phone at eight years, voice […]

The Morning After: An Event Recap

The Morning After: An Event Recap

Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Event Recap | No Comments

It’s the morning after a great event. With coffee mug in hand, you sit down to scroll through the event host’s posts on social media. You’re looking to relive a little of the experience you enjoyed the night before, but there isn’t much. And why would there be? The event hosts are tapped out. What […]

Assembly Yields A Slice of Governmental Marble Cake

Assembly Yields A Slice of Governmental Marble Cake

Posted by on Apr 29, 2018 in Event Recap | No Comments

It could have been a cooking class. There were references to nested mixing bowls and marble cake. The local food over the course of the two-day assembly from Acapulco and Eggroll Queen, both in the Maplewood/ Eastside St. Paul immediate area, was delicious. I would have stuck around for extra credit to learn how to […]

Be The CEO: By Women Who Lead

Be The CEO: By Women Who Lead

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Blog, Event Recap | No Comments

What’s it feel like to Be The CEO? We really just went there courtesy of five women CEO’s sharing their personal experiences on leadership, work/life management and oh so much more. The event, held at Stahl Construction in the historic Miller Textile Building and hosted by Sarah Edwards and Bumble Bizz (the business connectivity version […]

Passionate Distraction in the Creative Economy

Passionate Distraction in the Creative Economy

Posted by on Feb 23, 2018 in Blog, Event Recap | No Comments

How do you know you were meant to take an idea and share it with the world in profound and vulnerable ways? For starters, you sleep on it. For months and months if necessary. If you continue to be passionately distracted by it, congratulations, the universe has forever bound you to that idea. You must […]

Super In Six From A Minnesotan

Super In Six From A Minnesotan

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Event Recap | No Comments

Leave MSP and miss all of the fun? No way. When news of Minneapolis hosting #SBLII in 2018 broke, I was in. Not all all in, but I was definitely going to take in as much of the experience over the ten-day period as possible. Despite the challenging low point of the January 21 playoff […]

Six Shifts in Social Innovation

Six Shifts in Social Innovation

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Event Recap | No Comments

Coming off of two intensive days at the Social Innovation Summit with 650 changemakers from across the country, I’m equally excited and overwhelmed. I’m excited because I feel I like I found my tribe. I’m overwhelmed because I don’t yet know where to start to address the change I want to see in the world. […]

The Elements of OTA

The Elements of OTA

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Event Recap | No Comments

What binds the tri-state area of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota together? The obvious answer on the surface is OTA — all of these states end in O T A. When we dig deeper and consider the elements of OTA,  a seven-year venture supported by The Bush Foundation and focused on creatives and community changemakers, […]

IgniteMpls: More than Millennial Flannel

IgniteMpls: More than Millennial Flannel

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Event Recap | No Comments

I brought a newbie to IgniteMpls. And from the show of hands from the crowd poll of 900, many others did too. Experiencing the event with someone coming in fresh reignited my fondness of this format — 18 presenters, 5 minutes each with 20 slides that advance on auto pilot every 15 seconds, whether the […]

MiXing Up Our Mindset For Innovation

MiXing Up Our Mindset For Innovation

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Event Recap | No Comments

Wave like a tree. I believe I was in my twenties when someone cued me that this behavior was a sure-fire way to ward off a threatening bee. I have never forgotten that advice and I’ve even passed it down to my children although it has yet to take hold. Their fear stifles them from believing this […]