Plugged In: December 2016

Plugged In: December 2016

The best opportunities for networking this month.

Dec. 2
Light Up the Night Gala
The Hennepin Health Foundation’s annual Light Up the Night Gala will be held in the new U.S. Bank Stadium. Gala proceeds support medical education, patient care innovations, clinical research and community health efforts at Hennepin County Medical Center. KARE 11’s Belinda Jensen will emcee and Glen Fladeboe will be the auctioneer.
6 p.m., tickets start at $300, U.S. Bank Stadium, Mpls., 612-873-6090,

Dec. 6
Speaking of Business
Spoken Impact hosts “Challenges and Lessons Learned Communicating Change.” A hot breakfast will be served, followed by interviews with four leaders about the best practices for communicating and managing change. Experts will be Patricia Hamm of Datalink, Tom O’Neill of The Nerdery, Nate Caskey of Target and Chris Campbell Loth of Medtronic.
7:15 a.m., $69, Metropolitan Ballroom, Golden Valley, 952-697-3560,

Dec. 12-13
TIES 2016 Empowering Learners
This two-day education workshop will look at the use of technology in empowering students, teachers and school leaders. Dean Shareski, community manager of Discovery Education Canada, will be one of the keynote speakers.
7 a.m., tickets start at $229, Hyatt Regency, 1300 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 651-999-6523,

Dec. 13
YPro Holiday Celebration
Young professionals from across the Twin Cities gather for networking and a holiday celebration hosted by YPro, part of the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. A raffle and silent auction will support two nonprofits.
5:30 p.m., $20 for members, $30 for nonmembers, Securian Club at CHS Field, 360 Broadway St., St. Paul, 651-223-5000,

Dec. 29
Dream Bigger
This workshop focuses on creating vision boards. The principals of Live Aloha, the event sponsor, were inspired through their work as OWN Ambassadors for the Oprah Winfrey Network. Workshop attendees will set their intentions for the new year on topics such as health and well-being, relationships and personal growth. Twelve classes will be offered from Dec. 29 to Jan. 8.
11 a.m. and 4 p.m., $100, Uptown Community Gathering, 400 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Mpls., 651-402-9833,

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