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Virtual Events to Keep You Plugged In

Digital webinars, conferences, meetings, and more to keep you learning and networking while stuck at home.

Virtual Events to Keep You Plugged In
Photographer Eliesa Johnson leads a Zoom seminar for freelance photographers.

Thanks to technology, demands for physical distancing don’t actually require you to socially distance. Just go digital. We’ve rounded up a slew of online events, conferences, webinars, panels, classes, and more, happening this week and beyond, that can help you continue to learn, network, and grow your business—even as you #stayhomemn.

Together Apart: Coffee Connection with GMs Amy & Ash
Hosted by The Coven
May 25, 8:30–9 a.m.
Free
Join the general managers of The Coven locations for virtual coffee, connections, and a little fun. 
Register here

Start Your Week Connected
Hosted by Impact Hub MSP
May 25, 11 a.m.–noon
Free
Start your week with a Zoom call with other social entrepreneurs to collaborate and talk through your week. 
Register here

MnLA Presents: Legal and Financial Support for Individuals and Small Businesses
Hosted by Minnesota Lawyers for the Arts & Springboard for the Arts
May 26, 1–2 p.m.
Free
Attorney, advisor, and artist Jeremy Kalin presents a summary of concise advice, resources, and Covid-related topics for individuals and small businesses, including unemployment benefits, other public support options, studio leases, and opportunities for advocacy. 
Register here

Storytelling with Data
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
May 26, 5:30–7 p.m.
Free
Bentley Allen, business intelligence and analytics consultant for 3M; Don Jenkins, principal at Data Driven Decision Advisors, LLC; Tricia Duncan, self-service analytics leaders at nVent; and Leanne Fitzpatrick, head of data at Hello Soda, will discuss their work and talk about how storytelling is a key component of working with and explaining data.
Register here

Becoming Boss: Challenging Conversations
Hosted by The Coven
May 27, 8:30–10 a.m. (Every Wednesday through June 10)
Free
The goal of this session, led by The Speaker’s Edge Founder and President Shawn Judge, is to talk through how leaders can deal with challenging conversations in the workplace.
Register here

Executive Women’s Council: Covid-19: The Generational Mindset in Real-Time
Hosted by Minneapolis Regional Chamber
May 27, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 
Free
Vistage Chair Mary Kay Delvo will share how the different work styles and life experiences of various generations in the workplace can impact a team’s performance. She’ll also explore how our current reality is a real-time manifestation of how generational mindsets form. 
Register here

Surviving a Recession: A Series of Candid Conversations: It’s Ok to Cry
Hosted by Beta.MN
May 27, 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Free
In this session, Seena Hodges, founder and CEO of The Woke Coach, will guide an unfiltered conversation around becoming our best, most understanding, and empathetic selves during challenging times. 
Register here

Dashboards: Making Your Data Work for You
Hosted by Propel Nonprofits
May 27, noon–1 p.m. 
Free
Learn how to make your data—from community impact to financial information—more digestible and useful for making decisions. This webinar will discuss the purpose, use, and components of dashboard reports. 
Register here

Coffee Chat Online WIN (Women in Networking): Time Management
Hosted by MN Women in Networking (WIN)
May 27, 1–2 p.m.
Free
Refill your coffee cup and hop online to hear Sheri Bennefeld of Way Beyond Ordinary talk all things time management. 
Register here

Open Minds: An Honest Conversation About Mental Health in Advertising
Hosted by The Advertising Federation of Minnesota
May 27, 5:30–7 p.m.
Free
For Mental Health Awareness Month, AdFed is hosting a special virtual event to highlight and address the many issues related to mental health in the ad/marketing industry. 
Register here

Women in Tech Panel
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
May 27, 5:30–7 p.m. 
Free
Join Rachel Hill, travel influencer and digital strategist for RachelTravels.com; Shannon Harlow, senior director of analytics at Cox Auto; Vanessa Eaton, data scientist at Red Meters; and Juniper Alcorn, full stack software developer at OrbitalRX, for their stories of success as women in tech and how they’ve learned to level the playing field. 
Register here

LinkedIn & Personal Branding: Grow Your Online Presence for Career Growth Virtual Workshop
Hosted by Twin Cities Collective
May 27, 6–7:30 p.m. 
$15–20
Quarantine is the best time to update your LinkedIn profile as well as growing your personal brand on all social media platforms. Learn how to do it right. 
Register here

Talend Connect Virtual Summit 2020
Hosted by Talend
May 27 & 28, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free
Executives and data integration product and industry experts will share best practices and practical tips for finding revenue, reducing costs, and solving your most urgent business challenges with data. 
Register here

Government Affairs Forum: Minnesota Legislature 2020: From “COVID session” to Special Session
Hosted by Minneapolis Regional Chamber
May 28, 9–10 a.m.
$15
Covid-19 changed everything during the legislative session. Major action items were left unfinished, a Special Session is a near certainty, and the entire House and Senate are up for election this fall. MPR News Interim Director Laura McCallum and MPR Correspondent Brian Bakst will analyze what did and didn’t get done and share thoughts about the overall state of the media landscape. 
Register here

Thinkful Webinar: Intro to HTML & CSS: Build Your Own Website
Hosted by Thinkful Minneapolis
May 30, 7–9 p.m. 
Free
Curious about coding, but don’t know where to begin? Join these webinars to learn the core concepts of HTML and CSS and the fundamentals of building your own website. 
Register here

Studio TCB Insights: Re-thinking Meetings & Events
Cancel. Postpone. Go Virtual. Events are a vital part of how we do business, and Covid-19 has brought the industry to a standstill. Twin Cities Business is gathering experts in the field to offer advice on how to re-think meetings and events for your business.
May 28, Noon-1 p.m.
Free
Register here

1 Million Cups Minneapolis
Hosted by Impact Hub MSP
Every Wednesday, 9–10 a.m.
Free
Each Wednesday morning, entrepreneurs around the country gather to share a cup of coffee and present their latest ideas.
Register here

Grant Writing Virtual Meetup
Hosted by Impact Hub MSP
Every Thursday, 9–10 a.m.
Free
Need some motivation to get those grants and loan applications done? Virtually join this group each Friday for shared work time and support. 
Register here

Tech 4 Changemakers
Hosted by Impact Hub MSP
Every Friday, noon–1 p.m. 
Free
An every Friday event for tech exploration, troubleshooting, and tools to support your small business during this unprecedented time. 
Register here

Fix It Friday
Hosted by The Coven and Lunar Startups
Every Friday, 1–2 p.m. 
Free
Fix It Friday is a weekly Zoom call for entrepreneurs, changemakers, and leaders to get help with a burning question or listen in to learn from peers. It features a panel of experts and plenty of time for audience discussion. 
Register here

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