About Us | Minnestar

Our History

In early 2006, Ben Edwards organized the first Minnesota BarCamp (un)conference, which he dubbed Minnebar. The first event attracted about 100 people to the Warehouse District in Minneapolis.

Board & Staff

Minnestar is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization led by Executive Director Sarah Olson, our Board of Directors, and a strong community of committed volunteers.

Code of Conduct

Minnestar is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. We ask all attendees, sponsors, volunteers and participants to follow our code of conduct policy to make Minnestar events a safe and fun environment.

Have A Question?

We get it! There are a lot of different events and ways to interact with Minnestar and our community. So we’ve gathered some of the most frequent questions we get into one place. Take a quick spin through our FAQ before reaching out with your question.

Contact Us

Have a question you can’t find the answer to? Looking to make a media inquiry? Send us a message!