Plugged In: October 2017

Plugged In: October 2017

The networking events you need to attend this month.

October 2

Minnesota Developers Conference
This event brings together information technology developers from Minnesota and other states. National and local speakers will discuss innovations in programming languages, big data, mobile, the cloud and the internet of things.
7:30 a.m., $340, Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, 952-960-2220,

October 13

WomenVenture Celebration
“Women Mean Business” is the theme of the WomenVenture lunch that marks the nonprofit’s 40th year of investing in the economic success of women. More than 1,000 business professionals and community leaders are expected to attend. Anne Hed, CEO of HED Cycling, will keynote the event. Before and after the lunch, attendees can shop a marketplace that features products and services from more than 40 women-owned businesses.
11 a.m., $160, the Depot, Minneapolis, 612-224-9540,

October 18

TCB Outstanding Directors Awards
Five Minnesotans will be honored at an awards dinner for their leadership and service on boards of directors. Each year, TCB honors individuals who exemplify the qualities that are needed for effective corporate governance. This year’s honorees are Ann Hengel, B. Kristine Johnson, Pamela Moret, Phil Soran and John Stout.
5:30 p.m., $110, McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, 612-336-9288,

October 25

DisruptHR Talent Event
Organized by MRA-The Management Association, DisruptHR is an evening of presentations showcasing new ideas and strategies for talent management. Leaders in human resources, C-suite executives and other professionals will attend. Speakers have five minutes to present 20 slides on a topic of their choice.
5:30 p.m., $27.50 to $37, Minneapolis Event Centers, 800-488-4845,

October 26

Entrepreneurship Panel
Risks and rewards of entrepreneurship in the global marketplace will be the focus of discussion at the Retail Connect event at the University of Minnesota. Panelists are Dale Nitschke, CEO of Ovative Group; Ben VandenWymelenberg, CEO of Woodchuck; and Wesley Uthus and Michele Henry, co-founders of Primp. Event includes time for networking.
5:30 p.m., free, McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis, 612-625-1556,