2015 MINN IDEA Summit

Friday, October 16, 2015
Location: Humphrey School of Public Affairs

Announcing Breakout Session Speakers and Marketplace!

The International Development Exchange and Action (IDEA) Summit, MINN’s annual flagship event, is designed for all international practitioners whose focus is assisting others and doing global good. The full day conference provides inspirational, educational and networking opportunities for leaders from nonprofits, foundations, donor groups, the private sector and educational institutions.


The 2015 Summit Marketplace will feature 19 Vendors & Exhibitors from local NGOs and businesses who offer a wide range of valuable resources and services to the global community. Meet organizations working in a variety of fields, including those who provide women's empowerment strategies, consult to help organizations make strategic and financial decisions, provide opportunities and expertise to refugees, work to end the book famine in Africa, work to improve food security, and are helping to eradicate poverty using person-to-person support! The Marketplace is a great place to take advantage of one of the largest gatherings of international development practitioners in the state. Some benefits include:
Connecting with NGOs and businesses who can provide resources for your work.
Establishing partnerships with other NGOs and businesses.

Take advantage of the multiple networking opportunities available at the Summit's Marketplace, which features organizations such as:

Academy for Women’s Empowerment

American Refugee Committee
Books for Africa
Ethiopia Reads
Give Us Wings
Global Volunteers
HOPE International
Humphrey School of Public Affairs
The Improve Group
Land O’Lakes International Development

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Minnesota International NGO Network
Nonviolent Peaceforce
St. Catherine University, Master of Public Health
Saint Mary’s University
University of St. Thomas
Victus Motion


Breakout Session Speakers

The Summit will offer 14 Breakout Sessions presented by professionals from local NGOs, institutions, and businesses. Each session addresses a unique topic that is relevant to current international development practices.
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