Virtual Events to Keep You Plugged In

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 22, 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
Every Monday, 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

Conversation with Congresswoman McCollum
Hosted by Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce & Midway Chamber of Commerce
June 22, 11:30 a.m.–noon
Free
Join for a conversation with Congresswoman Betty McCollum about new ideas being considered and resources being provided at the federal level to assist businesses.
Register here

U.S. Small Business Administration Events
Hosted by U.S. Small Business Administration
June 22–26, various times
Free
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers a wide variety of events every week on topics like from PPP, starting or growing a small business, financing, networking, and more.
Register here

Intro to Product Management
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 22, noon–2 p.m.
Free
In this online workshop, you’ll gain exposure to all the basic elements and responsibilities of performing the role of a product manager within a digital company.
Register here

Advocating for Yourself in a Virtual Working World with Romy Newman (Fairy Godboss)
Hosted by The Coven
June 22, 1–2 p.m.
Free
During this presentation, Fairygodboss co-founder and president Romy Newman will explore what it means to be working in the “new normal.” With everything being virtual and so much job uncertainty, it’s more important than ever to think deliberately about how to advocate for yourself in a virtual working working world.
Register here

What The HTML?!
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 22, 5–6:30 p.m.
Free
Join software engineering experts as they share their insights on the power of failing and how learning to fail can transform any professional journey.
Register here

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Updates
Hosted by Minneapolis Regional Chamber
June 23, 9–10 a.m.
Free
New guidance has been issued for PPP in advance of the June 30 application deadline. Brian McDonald, district director at the U.S. Small Business Association, will share new information and answer questions at this webinar.
Register here

Startup Course 01: Customer Driven Innovation
Hosted by Red Wing Ignite
June 23, 4–7 p.m.
Free
Learn and practice the processes and techniques to define and refine an idea’s core problem, solution, customer, and the potential opportunities surrounding that idea.
Register here

Intro to UX Design
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 23, 5–7 p.m.
Free
This introductory workshop will explore the decision-making process that dictates how users interact with digital products and why businesses of all stripes have put out the call of UX talent.
Register here

Crafting an Elevator Pitch for Today’s Attention Span
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 23, 5:45–7 p.m.
Free
This session will cover what should be in your elevator pitch, how to project it in a powerful and engaging way, and how to switch details based on your audience.
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

Executives Share Candid Insights about Innovating to Fill Your Pipeline
Hosted by Modus, Leadous, & NPARALLEL
June 24, 11 a.m.
Free
Join Stephanie Hammes-Betti, senior vice president of innovation design at U.S. Bank; Alice Heiman, co-founder and CSO of Alice Heiman LLC; and Travis Stanton, editor at EXHIBITOR Magazine for a conversation about rethinking priorities and designing how to shift into the new business landscape.
Register here

Practices for Healthy Board Governance
Hosted by Propel Nonprofits
June 24, noon–1 p.m.
Free
This webinar will explore four practices for healthy nonprofit board governance: recruiting and on-ramping, board structures, accountability (including board norms), and board development planning.
Register here

Intro to Data Analytics
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 24, 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

Introduction to Financial Modeling
Hosted by MN Cup
June 24, 2–3:15 p.m.
Free
What will it cost you to run a business? How much revenue do you have the opportunity to generate? Learn the basics of financial modeling, as well as tools and tips.
Register here

Leading at the Intersection: Our Identities in the Workplace
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 24, 2–3:30 p.m.
Free
Join this conversation that explains intersectionality and explores our identities and who we are in the workplace.
Register here

Intro to Coding: HTML & CSS
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 25, noon–2 p.m.
Free
During this online introductory course, explore the building blocks of the web, HTML and CSS, and learn how to apply these programming languages to develop your own site.
Register here

Investor Viewpoint: A Conversation with Pete Speranza
Hosted by Grow North
June 25, 1–2 p.m.
Free
Pete Speranza, founder and business development leader for 301INC, the venture art of General Mills, will lead a dialogue around an investor’s viewpoint in 2020, including how Covid-19 has impacted decision-making.
Register here

Adobe Presents: UX Collaboration in Adobe XD Remote
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis & Adobe XD
June 25, 2–3 p.m.
Free
Join this online webinar and learn how to multiply the power of Adobe XD by utilizing collaboration to get the whole team in on the project.
Register here

How to Develop Your Tech Career During an Evolving Professional Climate
Hosted by Minnesota Technology Association
June 25, 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Free
Join panelists from Land O’Lakes, Accenture, Allina Health, and C.H. Robinson to discuss how to advance tech careers in a remote and evolving age.
Register here

Sales Funnels (From Leads to $$) Virtual Workshop
Hosted by Twin Cities Collective
June 25, 4–5:30 p.m.
This workshop explores how to turn marketing into sales.
Register here

Launching My Business from Home
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 25, 4:30–6:30 p.m.
Free
Learn how to create a business roadmap, build a remote team, raise capital remotely, and scale a company from home.
Register here

How to Change Careers After 40
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 25, 6–7 p.m.
Free
Join the conversation about changing careers at 40 and beyond.
Register here

Neurodiversity in Tech
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis & Adobe XD
June 25, 7:30–9:30p.m.
Free
Join this informative talk and panel discussion on the benefits of neurodiversity, and learn how you can make your office more inclusive to neurodiverse talent.
Register here

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

Intro to Python
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 26, noon–2 p.m.
Free
During this Python-focused intro class, you’ll learn all about Pythonincluding how to get started, advantages and disadvantages of Python, essentials of programming in Python, and tools available to build applications in Python.
Register here

Friday Forum by Launch Minnesota
Hosted by Launch Minnesota
June 26, 8:30–9:30 a.m.
Free
A convening of government, private partners, and organizations across the state to highlight topics being faced by Minnesota’s startup community. This particular forum will focus on incubators and accelerators.
Register here

The Way We Work: The Changing Nature of the Office
Hosted by University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management
June 26, 10:30–11:30 a.m.
Free
In this session, experts from Gensler will share their key findings from the organization’s Workplace Research and explore the impact that Covid-19 is having on the way we work.
Register here

Business Learning Toolbox Series 2: Employee Engagement in Today’s Environment
Hosted by Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce
June 26, noon–1 p.m.
Free
Covid-19 has created a need for employers to find new meaningful ways to communicate with their employees. Joe Baldwin, employee benefits consultant for SevenHills Cleveland BenefitsPartners will share a variety of resources at businesses’ disposal.
Register here

PRIDE 2020: Designing for All: Why Accessibility Matters
Hosted by General Assembly Minneapolis
June 26, 2–3:30 p.m.
Free
This talk is bringing together LGBTQ2S+ accessibility practitioners from Dropbox, Thomson Reuters, and Loblaw Digital who have hands-on experience in implementing accessibility at their organizations.
Register here

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