The Minnesota tech community’s biggest day of the year is back, baby!

First held in 2006, Minnebar is an annual technology conference held in Minneapolis.  Minnebar, like other BarCamps, is an (un)conference that is participant-led and has a very loose structure.

BarCamps are held around the world from Swaziland to Seattle; Minnebar is rumored to be the largest in the Western Hemisphere. There are no formal or curated workshops (although we sometimes host minor web celebrities), and all sessions are led by people from the tech and business community.

Minnebar is free and open to anyone with an interest. We look forward to seeing you Saturday, April 22nd!

Before the Event

1. Sign up to lead a session

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 Priority deadline for leading a session is April 14th – submissions after that date will be still be accepted but assigned time slots and spaces as available.

2. Vote for sessions you would like to see

Be sure to vote for your favorite sessions you would like to see at 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.

3. Get tickets

If you’ve ever attended Minnebar, you know that tickets sell out FAST. Register here at: Minnebar17 Tickets. If you are a Community Supporter or Sponsor you champion the MN tech community and get reserved early access tickets to the event (go you!). Check out information on how to join these groups and get automatic entry to our events:

4. Connect, promote & share opportunities

Hiring? Post a job on our Job Board. Got an event coming up? Post it on our Community Events Calendar. Want to connect with organizers and people you meet throughout the day? Join our Minnestar slack channel.

Day of Event


Minnebar17 will be held Saturday April 22nd 2023 at Best Buy’s Corporate Campus. Complete sessions schedule will be posted the day before the event on 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


All session descriptions and information can be found at



How do sessions work? What can I expect from the day? How do I get there (and will there be food)? All these questions and many more – answered below.

Code of Conduct (please read)
What is Minnebar?
Schedule of the day
Parking, Directions & More
How do I check-in?
Free POAP? Awesome! (What is that?)
How do I find my way around?
I'm new – what if I don't know anyone?
Food, drink – what can I expect?
What are the health/COVID protocols at this year's event?
Site Services (child care, WIFI, nursing rooms & more)
I submitted a session – how do I know if it was accepted?
I'm a presenter/volunteer – do I need a ticket?
What is the hashtag & social media accounts we should use?
What does 'vote with your feet' mean?
What should I wear?
How do I cancel my Minnebar ticket?