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Monday, March 02
by Maria Ploessl
The safety and well-being of our community is our number one priority. Based on recommendations from local health officials, and in order to help contain the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have come to the difficult decision to postpone April’s Minnebar until later this year.
First held in 2006, Minnebar is the nation’s largest and longest running technology (un)conference. An (un)conference (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 (but heads up – tickets go FAST!). We look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 25th!
Note: Regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Minnestar is monitoring recommendations from the MN Department of Health, CDC and other agencies to plan for a safe event. At this time we are proceeding with Minnebar, and will keep the public informed of any updates and/or changes.
Minnebar is a participatory event and everyone is encouraged (but not required) to sign up to lead discussions, talks, and panels on any subject in which they are interested. No matter what, come ready to jump into great sessions!
Sign up to lead a session at sessions.minnestar.org. Priority deadline for leading a session is April 15th – submissions after that date will be assigned time slots and spaces as available.
Be sure to vote for your favorite sessions you would like to see at sessions.minnestar.org. We use votes to determine popularity of sessions and plan rooms accordingly. Check back in the weeks leading up to the event, as new events get added every day.
If you’ve ever attended Minnebar, you know that tickets sell out FAST. Set an alarm and register here during one of our ticket releases: Minnebar15 Tickets.
If you are a Community Supporter or Sponsor you get reserved tickets to the event (go you!). Check out information on how to join these groups and get automatic entry to our events:
If you can no longer attend and have already reserved a ticket, please go to http://www.eventbrite.com/mytickets/ to find instructions to cancel your ticket so another person can attend.
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 either in person at the check-in table, or by calling/texting a member of the Minnestar board at (612) 547-6479.
In case of emergencies, Best Buy security will be on site and stationed across from the check-in table.
Check-in tables will be found at the entrance from the parking lot, in the main lobby area. Volunteers will scan your printed ticket or the Eventbrite app QR code. At the check-in tables, you will pick up:
If you are volunteering at Minnebar, please head to the check-in tables for your assignment.
Minnebar15 will be held Saturday April 25th 2019 at Best Buy’s Corporate Campus. Complete schedule of event is subject to change and will be posted on http://sessions.minnestar.org.
Schedule of the day:
● 8:00 – 8:30 – Registration & Light Breakfast
● 8:30 – 8:45 – Kickoff
● 8:45 – 9:15 – Session 0
● 9:25 – 10:10 – Session 1
● 10:20 – 11:05 – Session 2
● 11:15 – 12:00 – Session 3
● 12:00 – 1:00 – Lunch
● 1:00 – 1:45 – Session 4
● 1:55 – 2:40 – Session 5
● 2:50 – 3:35 – Session 6
● 3:45 – 4:30 – Session 7
● 4:30 – 7:00 – Happy Hour
At Minnebar, we have a saying: ‘vote with your feet’, meaning that this is an (un)conference – if you’re in a session and want to check out a different one, feel free! Folks will be popping in and out of sessions – we just ask that you be respectful to the presenter and make your transitions quiet.
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Best Buy Corporate Campus
7601 Penn Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55423
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