You are so so so invited to come join us for a fantastic evening together. Live, and in-person in at the W in Downtown Minneapolis. We will have…

Mixer / Networking time with fellow amazing people from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
Full Bar + One Free Drink Ticket
Amazing Appetizers
Five-minute TED Talks from local Leaders and Dreamers
A keynote message from writer and teacher James-Olivia Chu-Hillman

Here’s a bit about James-Olivia from their website and instagram:

“I facilitate and mediate uncomfortable, necessary, life-changing conversations with people who want more joy and connection and less suffering in their most important relationships—with themselves, their loved ones, their organizations, and the world.

I come to the work of relational life & leadership with the lived experience of moving through life in the U.S. as an autistic, multi-racial and sometimes white-presenting “other” with many other intersecting privileges and marginalized identities. I bring relentless compassion, an unusual perspective, and an eclectic variety of tools to the conversation of expanding our lives and our leadership beyond personal growth and into relational development.”

Ted Talk Speakers

Tabitha Montgomery (PPNA, Mixed Blood Theater)
Jeff Aguy (2043, Humans Get Together)
Alex West Steinman (The Coven)
Yia Vang (Union Hmong Kitchen, Vinai)
Bella Lam (Coconut Whisk)
Thomas Christie (Data Scientist PhD, NWEA)

The event will be held at the W Hotel in Downtown Minneapolis. It will run from 6pm to 9pm and the dress code is “whatever makes you feel awesome”.


6pm: Mixing and Mingling! Meet new amazing humans in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors from businesses, organizations, and ventures large and small.
7pm: TED Talks
8pm: James Olivia Keynote
9pm+: More Mixing and Mingling 🎉

It is shaping up to be quite a special evening and I do dearly hope you can join us and elevate it even further with your presence.