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Oct172017

Minneapolis Idea eXchange (MiX) 2017 Highlights Innovative Collaborations for the Greater Good and Inspires New Non-Profit and Business Connections

Via an October 17 News Release from the mpls downtown council:

The Minneapolis Idea eXchange (MiX), an initiative of the mpls downtown council’s Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan, will host its fourth annual gathering on Tuesday, October 24 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Brave New Workshop in downtown Minneapolis. Networking begins at 4:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 5:00 p.m. and concluding at 7:00. There will be an optional social activity from 7:00-7:30 p.m.

MiX is a place for people of all backgrounds and expertise to come together, meet one another and share ways we can better our community. MiX addresses major topics affecting our city in an interactive, engaging and entertaining way in an event that is free and open to the public.

REGISTER for MiX Minneapolis here: http://www.minneapolisideaexchange.com/signup.

This year’s event will highlight innovative collaborations for the greater good through case study discussions and an interactive session. Mix will feature leaders in Minneapolis who are doing remarkable things that connect people to causes, outreach to communities and goods to those in need with maximum impact. The panel discussion will include:

• Jim Delaney – Engine for Good (Moderator)
• Joy King – Be The Match
• Ravi Norman – Thor Construction
• Liz Tupper – Software for Good
• Tyler Van Eps – Matter NGA

“We’ve seen great growth in our downtown community, and part of that growth stems directly from innovative thinking that brings different business models together through unique partnerships,” mpls downtown council president and ceo Steve Cramer said. “MiX does a great job of celebrating innovation in our community, and this year’s program will again shed light on ways we can think outside the box about working together.”

MiX’s networking session will include food and drink to kick off the evening followed by the program, which will include a brief improv exercise led by Brave New Workshop’s Elena Imaretska. The evening’s panel conversation will dive into the evolution of greater good collaborations and provide attendees with an opportunity to model scenarios that can contribute to innovative ways to address Minneapolis’ challenges.

“MiX’s format offers a topic and invites the broader Minneapolis community to work together to create new approaches to problem-solving,” MiX co-chairs Eric Caugh and Jennifer Gilhoi said. “This year, we want to demonstrate how innovative leaders here in Minneapolis have created some very exciting models outside of traditional for-profit business and non-profit organization silos. We want to challenge attendees to consider how they might think differently about collaborations that can impact the city.”

MiX initiates cross-collaboration and showcases how those who live, work and play here can connect and innovate. The October event will be the fourth MiX event since officially launching in 2014. It has continued to evolve to provide a forum for the community to come together.

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