Plugged In: June 2016

Plugged In: June 2016

The best opportunities for networking this month.

June 4
MIA Gala 2016
Come togetherJoin with Mia supporters, community leaders and special guests for the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s annual black-tie gala. Guests will not only enjoy Mia’s displays of art, but also The evening includes a gourmet dinner a seated dinner with excellent wine and gourmet food, along with all the art on view. After dinner, enjoy music, entertainment and stunning visual displays at the museum’s popular summer party.
6 p.m., tickets start at $750, Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mpls., 612-870-3023,

June 6 & 7
ACG MN Upper Midwest Capital Connection
This Association for Corporate Growth event kicks off with a golf tournament, lawn bowling and an opening-night reception at Orchestra Hall, where attendees can network with more than 500 financial experts and leaders in a relaxed atmosphere. Day two consists of a panel discussion on creating a new investment environment, one-on-one meetings about acquisition opportunities and criteria, and a chance to meet and discuss growth and financing opportunities with several private equity firms.
7:30 a.m., tickets start at $350, Hyatt Regency Minneapolis,

June 11
2016 Gala: Celebration of Korea
Join more than 300 community and business leaders for Global Minnesota’s annual gala. This year’s outdoor celebration will highlight Korean culture, with national cuisine and entertainment, as well as Tour the World live and silent auctions. Funds from the evening will support Global Minnesota’s mission to help Minnesotans live, work and lead globally through educational and cultural programs.
4:30 p.m., tickets start at $200, Long Lake, 612-626-2406,

June 11
Northern Spark 2016
The theme for this year’s all-night art festival will focus on climate change. Explore how several artists address global climate challenges through video projections, performances and installations at various sites across the Twin Cities. The evening will begin with a pre-festival launch party in the Mill Ruins Courtyard and an opening concert at the Convention Center, followed by late-night workshops, a dance performance and a shadow puppet show. Food trucks will be on-site throughout the night.
7 p.m., $60-$250, Mill City Museum, Mpls.,

June 24
MnSearch Summit
Bringing together marketing and business professionals from around the Midwest, this one-day conference provides insights on topics such as SEO, paid search techniques, content marketing strategies and analytics from numerous industry leaders. The day will consist of three keynote speakers and a variety of smaller sessions led by more than a dozen leaders and experts in the field.
8:30 a.m., $359, Minneapolis Convention Center, Mpls., 612-567-2736

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