Join over 1,000 businesspeople at WomenVenture’s 20th annual fall fundraising luncheon. The MC will be singer and WCCO radio host Jearlyn Steele. This year’s keynote speaker, Angie Bastian, cofounder and president of Boomchickapop popcorn, will share her success in building a booming company and how she continues to grow her business. WomenVenture also will honor three local female entrepreneurs with their “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained” awards.
Noon, $150, Minneapolis Convention Center, 612-224-9540, womenventure.org
This all-day event features bloggers with all levels of experience, from veteran professionals to novice hobbyists. More than a dozen bloggers will take the stage to share their best practices, industry news and networking opportunities. Among the bloggers is keynote speaker Keane Amdahl, a local food blogger who’s written pieces for City Pages, Eater, Twin Cities Food Finds and more. MnSearch and the Twin Cities WordPress User Group will be on hand providing SEO and WordPress assistance.
8 a.m., $20, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, mnbloggerconference.com
Guests can enjoy martinis, an elegant dinner and dancing at this James Bond-themed benefit. Proceeds go toward the Critical Care Campaign of Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and its plans to expand and renovate its neurological ICU and emergency department. Ruth and Bruce Dayton are this year’s honorees.
6:30 p.m., $500, Hilton Minneapolis, 612-863-4612, allinahealth.org/Abbott-Northwestern-Hospital/Foundation/Medicine-Ball
At this two-day annual conference, tech innovators, mobile strategists and top-level executives meet to learn about revolutionizing technologies, consumer engagement, mobile strategies and integrated marketing. Hear from keynote speakers including Fitbit Wellness customer success director Heather Kennedy, Target’s technology services director Melissa Pint and Pandora’s vice president of sales marketing Susan Panico.
7:30 a.m., $795, Hyatt Regency, Minneapolis, 612-466-4995, mobcon.com/us
Join Cara Kleinhaut, owner and founder of Caravents Inc. experiential and digital marketing agency, as she takes you through the steps to create a lasting digital footprint. Kleinhaut will focus on how to organically create social media buzz to ignite your brand’s online community and show you how to design an experience that shares the right kind of moments at the right time. This event is convened by the Minnesota chapter of Meeting Professionals International.
11 a.m., $60, Loews Minneapolis Hotel, 651-917-6243, mpimn.org/events