IDEA Summit 2016 Registration Now Open!

Registration now open for 2016 MINN IDEA Summit! RSVP to Talk & Tour at WellShare International 

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IDEA Summit Registration now Open


Registration is now open for MINN's fourth annual IDEA Summit on October 21stSecure your spot today!
Held at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, the MINN IDEA Summit provides opportunities to network, exchange ideas, and learn from other global practitioners involved in international development. This year's theme is Reimagining International Development: Defining Purpose & Success. 
Summit attendees will attend breakout sessions on a variety of topics, hear from a fantastic keynote speaker (to be announced soon!), and enjoy breakfast and lunch in between. For more information, see the IDEA Summit webpage.

Wednesday, November 16th: Talk and Tour at WellShare International


Guided by a commitment to sustainability, a desire to empower through education, and a focus on accountability, WellShare International partners with communities and health care providers to design, implement, and evaluate health programs that respond to the needs of each population they serve. WellShare works both locally and abroad, serving refugee and immigrant communities in Minnesota and underserved rural populations in East Africa. Join MINN on Wednesday, November 16th for a Talk and Tour of WellShare International to get an in-depth look at the organization in a small group setting. The agenda includes an overview of the organization by Diana DuBois, Executive Director, and a private tour of their office.

Networking Opportunity
There will be a networking opportunity following the Talk and Tour at Ice House starting at 7 pm. The Ice House event is open to all who would like to network with the MINN community and WellShare International staff!

Join MINN IDEA Summit Fellowship Program


The IDEA Summit Fellowship program aims to foster diverse viewpoints at the conference, build a long-lasting relationship between MINN and individuals or organizations working with new Minnesotans, as well as provide professional enrichment and networking opportunities. Benefits of becoming a Fellow include:
  • Discounted admission to the 2016 MINN IDEA Summit
  • A profile of the Fellow and/or their organization featured in the MINN Newsletter
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with speakers at the IDEA Summit
  • A free year of MINN membership
  • Lunch with the MINN President and Vice President
Preferred candidates are connected to the Minnesota immigrant and/or refugee communities, have demonstrated interest in international development, and/or have demonstrated dedication to working in similar fields.

Submit your Fellowship Application by September 23rd!

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