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

Virtual Events to Keep You Plugged In

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

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
June 1, 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
June 1, 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

Intro to Digital Marketing
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 1, noon–2 p.m.
Free
Step into the world of digital marketing with this online introductory workshop, taught by Insight DCS Founder and Consultant Kristy LaPlante, in which you’ll explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more.
Register here

Movement of Imagination
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis & Ampersand Studios
June 1, 4–5 p.m.
Free
Join Annie Thompson, co-founder and CEO of Pen + Prue Productions and former national events producer at Google; Sam Baum, creator and owner of Minnie’s Disco Miami; and Neil Watson, director of communications and photography at Cortez Groupe to talk about visionary brands in the fields of art, activism, style, and technology who brought us multi-sensory installations, performances, and workshops and presented new ways to connect with creativity, culture, and community.
Register here

Find Work That Matters
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 1, 6:45–8:30 p.m.
Free
Six experts will talk attendees through actionable steps towards a fulfilling career with strategic exercises designed to bring excitement and impact to your professional journey.
Register here

Coffee & Closers: Seven Figure Social Selling featuring Brandon Bornancin
Hosted by Closers Media
June 2, 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Free
Join this webinar with Brandon Bornancin, serial salesperson who’s generated over $100 million in sales deals while selling for IBM and Google, to learn how to increase your revenue and make more money for your business.
Register here

Inside the Design Studio
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 2, 4:30–6 p.m.
Free
Join four panelists from New York City’s design community as they offer an inside look at how they work and create. From branding to user experience to city planning, they’ll also discuss how they approach projects from a design perspective, how design thinking methods help with problem-solving, and more.
Register here

Stepping Out of Early Career Survival Strategies to Lead with Power & Purpose
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 2, 5:30–7 p.m.
Free
In this webinar, LeeAnn Mallorie, CEO of Leading in Motion, brings over 15 years of experience coaching innovative female leaders at all levels across a wide array of industries to explore the question: how can I recognize and step out of these strategies myself—and coach the women on my team to do the same?
Register here

Get That Job: Become a Much Stronger Job Candidate
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 2, 8–10 p.m.
Free
A certified career coach with Ama La Vida will guide you through a series of exercises to help you get noticed by employers, wow them in your interviews, and prepare to kick butt on the job.
Register here

Becoming Boss: Navigating Identity in the Workplace
Hosted by The Coven
June 3, 8:30–10 a.m.
Free
The goal of this session, led by Minnesota Department of Health’s Health Equity Planner and Program Manager Shor Salkas, is to talk through how leaders can deal with challenging conversations in the workplace.
Register here

Minnesota’s Tekne Awards: Tekne 101
Hosted by Minnesota Technology Association
June 3, 11 a.m.–noon
Free
Do you have questions about your application for the Tekne Awards? This Tekne 101 webinar will include information about important dates, award categories, and eligibility. You’ll also gain perspectives from a Tekne judge and a past Tekne recipient. There will be time for Q&A at the end.
Register here

Intro To Coding: HTML & CSS
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 3, noon–2 p.m.
Free
During our online introductory workshop, explore the building blocks of the web—HTML and CSS—and learn how you can apply these programming languages to develop your own simple sites.
Register here

Intro to Data Analytics
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 3, noon–2 p.m.
Free
In this online introductory workshop, you’ll learn to ask the right questions of your data, while learning basic analytic functionality in Google Sheets.
Register here

Coffee Chat Online WIN (Women in Networking): Calamity to Clarity
Hosted by MN Women in Networking (WIN)
June 3, 1–2 p.m.
Free
Join a panel of experts who will help you figure out what your next move might be, whether you are a service provider, a coach, consultant, or looking to transition your business.
Register here

Ask Me Anything with Jade Denson: Connecting, Learning, Networking, Collaborating, and Fun
Hosted by Minnesota Technology Association
June 3, 1–2 p.m.
Free
Join Jade Denson, director of community engagement at Minnesota Technology Association, to hear more about how to get connected with MnTech’s ecosystem.
Register here

Outdoor Marketing Trends in 2020
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 3, 6–8 p.m.
Free
The outdoor industry is booming this year, so join a panel of experts as they discuss consumer trends driving outdoor marketing.
Register here

Optimizing your LinkedIn Profile + Resume For Your Job Search
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis & WorkWell
June 3, 7–8:30 p.m.
Free
Join WorkWell for a powerful workshop on LinkedIn personal branding and effective resume tips to help you stand out.
Register here

Email Marketing Virtual Workshop: Grow Your List & Sell to Your Audience
Hosted by Twin Cities Collective
June 4, 8–9:30 a.m.
Free
$20–100
This workshop will focus specifically on what email marketing softwares to choose, writing email subjects, growing your list through opt-ins, creating graphics for your emails, and setting up automated sequences.
Register here

Launching My Business From Home
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis & WhoseYourLandlord
June 4, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Free
Ofo Ezeugwu, CEO and founder of WhoseYourLandlord, will provide actionable steps, tips, and tricks to help launch your business from home. (This is part one of a four-part series.)
Register here

Together Apart: Coffee Connection with The Coven Founders
Hosted by The Coven
June 5, 8:30–9 a.m.
Free
Join The Coven co-founders Alex, Bethany, Erinn, and Liz for virtual coffee, connections, and a little fun.
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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