ST. PAUL, Minn. (Nov. 13, 2014) — Emerging leaders from corporations, nonprofits and government entities throughout Minnesota will converge for one day to discuss the future of the state of Minnesota—and their roles in it. The Minnesota Rising 2014 Un/Conference: The Future Is How, will be held on Saturday, November 15, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the DLR Group offices in Minneapolis.
Hosted by and for emerging leaders, Minnesota Rising’s fifth annual Un/Conference will engage emerging leaders across the state in an energizing day of innovative learning and dialogue, skill-building, and network-building with their peers. With an open space environment and fast-paced sessions hosted by peers for peers, the Un/Conference allows for unique, open dialogue conversations and networking opportunities while discussing many of the pressing issues facing Minnesota’s young leaders.
“As young Minnesotans, we can no longer wait for some appointed time to reach out and serve our communities. Today’s problems will only grow increasingly complex as we age, and we have learned in our short time that change takes a long time,” urged Minnesota Rising founder, Diane Tran. “We can’t depend on other generations to create the Minnesota we envision for our families and children. As the saying goes, we are the ones Minnesota has been waiting for.”
This year’s keynote speaker will feature Trista Harris, President of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, a vibrant community of grantmakers who award almost $1 billion annually. “Millennials are changing the game when it comes to community engagement, philanthropy, and leadership. I’m excited to partner with Minnesota Rising, a network of emerging leaders that is uniquely positioned to bring together young leaders interested in creating the future of our state.” Harris’ keynote speech for the day, “The Future Started Yesterday,” will focus on tools for young professionals to use to create Minnesota’s future.
Other session topics include: “Civic Tech: Hackers, Makers, and Everyone Else for Social Good,” “How to Navigate the World of Neighborhood District Councils,” and “Anticipating Future Change: Living, Working, and Being in the 21st Century,” among others.
Minnesota Rising was founded in 2009 as the network of emerging leaders in Minnesota and has partnered with dozens of groups and hundreds of emerging leaders throughout the state. Minnesota Rising works to build relationships, trust, and a shared vision for Minnesota and focuses on developing the collective capacity of this generation for impacting Minnesota’s future.
For information call 612-203-3295, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.MinnesotaRising.wordpress. com.