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The Ultimate Guide to Minnebar15

First held in 2006, Minnebar is the nation’s largest and longest running technology unconference. An unconference (or barcamp, as it is sometimes called) is a participant-led, user-generated conference with a very loose structure. Anyone can submit a session, creating one massive community knowledge share.

Minnebar is one of the largest events that brings together the Minnesota tech community every year. Last year’s event saw 1,400 attendees and 157 different sessions on topics such as technology, business, entrepreneurship, gaming and much more.

Minnebar is free and open to anyone with an interest. This year we are moving fully virtual, spanning 6 mornings over the course of two weeks.

Don’t have tickets yet? No worries. Grab them HERE.

 

Five Things to Know Before You Go

1. Code of Conduct

Minnestar is dedicated to providing a welcoming, inclusive, and harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Make sure you read our Code of Conduct before arriving.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of the conference team immediately via Crowdcast chat, or by calling/texting a member of the Minnestar board at (612) 547-6479.

2. Event Platform

The event will be held on Crowdcast (you can find each day’s events listed HERE). When you enter you will notice at the top left corner there are two tracks where sessions are happening, named the Nokomis track and the Phalen track. You can jump between tracks as much as you like. Engage with presenters and attendees via chat on the right. All sessions will be recorded and available for viewing immediately after the event.

3. Schedule

Minnebar15 will be held the first two weeks of October 2020 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Complete schedule of event is live and posted on http://sessions.minnestar.org.

Minnebar15
Oct 6th, 8th, 10th (T/Th/S)
Oct 13th, 15th, 17th (T/Th/S)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

There will also be multiple open networking sessions throughout the event, listed as ‘Community Corners’ or ‘Community Networking.’

4. Kinetic: Personalized Networking

In support of making Minnebar15 highly engaging, our virtual networking between attendees will be made through Kinetic, a platform that introduces you to tech and business professionals aligned to your networking interests for 1-on-1 video calls. We highly encourage you to sign up for this to get the most of your Minnebar15 experience, and to be included, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create and complete a Kinetic profile here.
  2. Request to join the Minnestar Kinetic page and use access code, Minnebar15! (with “!”)
  3. Your first introduction will be made on Tuesday, October 6th, inline with the event’s first day

Post event, you’ll have access to both other members within the Minnestar group page and the greater Kinetic network that’s a community of hundreds of startup leaders such as yourself to connect and engage with.

5. Social Media

Follow Minnebar on social media and share your experiences!

  • Twitter: @minnestar
  • Facebook: Minnestar
  • LinkedIn: Minnestar
  • Instagram: @minnestarmn
  • Hashtag: #minnebar

 

FAQ

 

How do I join the event?

Each day is full of new contact, new sessions, and new folks to connect with. All events can be found on our Crowdcast page.

I can’t find the other track – how do I get there?

When you enter you will notice at the top left corner there are two tracks where sessions are happening, named the Nokomis track and the Phalen track. You can jump between tracks as much as you like.

What is Kinetic, and how do I use it?

In support of making Minnebar15 highly engaging, our virtual networking between attendees will be made through Kinetic, a platform that introduces you to aligned tech and business professionals for 1-on-1 video calls. We highly encourage you to sign up for this to get the most of your Minnebar15 experience, and to be included, simply follow the steps below:

  1. Create and complete a Kinetic profile here.
  2. Request to join the Minnestar Kinetic page and use access code, Minnebar15! (with “!”)
  3. Your first introduction will be made on Tuesday, October 6th, inline with the event’s first day

Post event, you’ll have access to both other members within the Minnestar group page and the greater Kinetic network that’s a community of hundreds of startup leaders such as yourself to connect and engage with.

Free shirt? Sweet! How do I get it?

After the last day of Minnebar, we will compile the list of everyone who attended at least one session. Those individuals will get an email with a form to fill out (their address and preferred shirt size) and a Minnebar 2020 T shirt will be mailed to you!

For all other questions, email support@minnestar.org