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 Sat, April 20th!

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!

2. Vote for sessions you would like to see

We use votes to determine popularity of sessions and plan rooms accordingly, so make sure to vote for your favorites! 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. Snag yours here: Minnebar18 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!). Learn about how to join these groups and get automatic entry to our events: Become a Community Supporter / Become a Sponsor / Become a Minnebar18 Volunteer!


Day of Event


Minnebar18 will be held Saturday April 20, 2024 at Best Buy’s Corporate Campus. Complete sessions schedule will be posted the day before the event on Schedule for the day:

  • 8:00 | Registration & Light Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 8:45 | Kickoff
  • 8:45 – 9:15 | Session
  • 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 – 7:30 | Happy Hour at Southtown Lanes
  • 5:00 | Event Close at Best Buy HQ

All session descriptions and locations can be found at


Need helping getting around? Check out our Minnebar18 Map here.

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.


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?
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?
Can I demo again, and again, and again?