Hosted by and for emerging leaders, the Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference: Building A Network For What’s Next, will engage emerging leaders across the Twin Cities in an energizing day of learning, skill-building, and relationship-building with their peers.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

09:15AM General Registration Open
10:00AM Un/Conference Welcome and Opening Address
10:15AM Keynote Speaker: Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts (bio below)
10:45AM Open Space Technology Forum
11:00AM Breakout Session 1
11:50AM Break
12:00PM Breakout Session 2
12:50PM Break
01:00PM Show and Tell Lunch
02:00PM Breakout Session 3
02:50PM Break
03:00PM Cascading Conversations
03:45PM Closing Session
04:00PM Happy Hour at Black Dog Coffee and Wine Bar
06:00PM Event Close


Minnesota Rising 2011 Un/Conference Venue

CoCo coworking and collaborative space
213 4th St E.
4th Floor
St Paul, MN 55101


Keynote Speaker: Laura Zabel, Springboard for the Arts

Laura Zabel is the Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts. Based in Saint Paul, MN, Springboard for the Arts is a community and economic development organization for individual artists-serving artists in the Upper Midwest and beyond. Springboard applies the creative process to reframe conversations, develop unconventional partnerships, and devise simple solutions. One of Springboard’s newest initiatives is a Community Supported Art (CSA) project based on the Community Supported Agriculture model which connects artists directly with patrons through a 3-month farm-share program. In 2010, Laura was named one of Twin Cities Business Journal’s 40 Under Fortyand Springboard won the Social Entrepreneur’s Cup award which recognizes Minnesota’s most innovative and effective social entrepreneur and the organization they lead. Laura chairs the City of Saint Paul Cultural STAR Board and serves on the Knight Foundation National Arts Advisory Committee. In addition to her work at Springboard, Laura is an actor in the Twin Cities and has worked with companies such as Theatre in the Round and the Brave New Workshop. Laura has her undergraduate degree in theatre from the University of Kansas, where she serves on the Professional Advisory Board for the Department of Theatre.

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