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2019 MINN Summit: Connect, Share, Learn

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Humphrey School of Public Affairs

301 19th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55455

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2019 MINN Connect, Share, Learn Summit:

The MINN Summit is a full-day conference offering globally-minded individuals and local organizations a forum to connect, share, and learn. Since 2013, the Summit has brought together more than 1,250 participants, 100+ speakers, and nearly 400 unique organizations. The Summit provides exciting professional development opportunities, offers insight, and sparks conversations that will propel international development success in a changing world.

The keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and activities throughout the day are designed to connect international development professionals and supporters as they share best practices and learn about local, national, and cross-national trends in the field. Throughout the Summit, there will be an open marketplace for attendees to familiarize themselves with local organizations dedicated to improving the world. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. We invite you to join us in bringing together a remarkable community of leaders and supporters.

Keynote speakers:

Stephanie Kimou is founder and lead consultant for PopWorks Africa. She is an international development professional responsible for successful communications and advocacy programs related to sexual and reproductive health and rights. With a background in youth and gender, she has extensive in-country experience in francophone Africa, particularly with building and advising advocacy strategies, infusing meaningful youth engagement into development agendas, and building relationships and partnerships with governmental agencies and iNGOs for sustainable and locally rooted development solutions. Read more about her work in the Huffington Post!

Abdul M. Omari is founder of AMO Enterprise, which helps people better connect in individual and team settings through public engagements and addresses. His research focuses on the perceptions of mentoring and the role of Cultural Intelligence within mentoring relationships. He served six years as an elected member of the Board of Regents at the University of Minnesota, while currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the YMCA Greater Twin Cities, AchieveMpls, Travel/Impact/Growth, and Civic Eagle.


8:00 - 9:00: Check-in and Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00: Welcome and Opening Keynote Address - Auditorium

Welcome from Laura Bloomberg, Dean of The Humphrey School of Public Affairs

"The Importance of Decolonizing NGO and Foundation Work when Working in the Global South," Ms. Stephanie Kimou

10:00 - 10:30: Networking, Marketplace & Coffee Break - Atrium

10:30 - 12:00: Morning Breakout Sessions

12:00 - 1:00: Lunch - Atrium

1:00 - 1:15 Spotlight with Charmagne Campbell-Patton and Michael Quinn Patton

1:15 - 2:15: Afternoon Keynote Address - Auditorium

"Placing the YOU in Leadership, Mentoring, & Cultural Intelligence," Dr. Abdul Omari

2:15 - 2:45: Networking, Marketplace & Coffee Break - Atrium

2:45 - 4:00: Afternoon Breakout Sessions

4:00 - 4:15: Closing Remarks - Auditorium

Thank you so much to our sponsors, exhibitors, & community partners:

Platinum Sponsors:

Land O' Lakes
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
Thomson Reuters

Silver Sponsors:

Impact Hub
GHR Foundation

Bronze Sponsors:

Karen Baumgaertner Consulting
Alyce Eaton
Books for Africa
Saharawi Association for Victims of Mines
EOS International
The Improve Group
Global Minnesota
Hamline University
OneVillage Partners
St. Mary's University of Minnesota
Nonviolent Peaceforce
Tom Harmon

Exhibitors (full):

Global Mamas
American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa
Stillpoint Engage
Fair Anita
Land O' Lakes
ONE Campaign
University of Minnesota: Master of Development Practice & Master of Human Rights Program
Brio Marketing
Mary's Pence
Clifton Larsen Allen LLP
Backpack EMR
Bountifield International
ACET, Inc.
The Improve Group
Mahoney Ulbrich Christiansen Russ
Minnesota International NGO Network

Exhibitors (half):

Impact Hub
KGSA Foundation
OneVillage Partners
Resources Enriching African Lives
Rural Health Care Initiative
St. Mary's University of Minnesota

Fellows Sponsor:

McKnight Foundation

Community Partners:

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) at the University of Minnesota
The Human Rights Forum at Augsburg University
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

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