Answers to common questions!

Send an email to connect@connectupmn.com with subject line “Speak at 2019 ConnectUP” along with press/speaker kit and/or link to your website.

Absolutely! You will be learning from leading industry experts teaching a plethora of subjects suitable for many stages of your business and you’ll undoubtedly walk away with notes from every panel and workshop.

Absolutely! The Summit is open to everyone. The most important thing to know is that we all the work we do is through an economic justice lens. We tell stores and share information from the perspective of those most disenfranchised. You will be learning from leading industry experts teaching a plethora of subjects suitable for many stages of your business and you’ll undoubtedly walk away with notes from every panel and workshop.

Last year we SOLD OUT 150 seats. This year we plan to sell 200 tickets, so bring enough so you don’t run out!

Dressy casual, fashion-forward, ROCK your brand, whatever you want to call it. Whatever makes you comfortable is your definition of you looking good, then wear that because the cameras and video will be rolling. Just keep in mind it will be a long day, so comfort is also important.

It’s recommended since there’s so much knowledge to soak up, connections, and relationship to do, but it’s not mandatory. You’ll get out of it what you put into it.

Please send an email to connect@connectupmn.com with the subject line ‘Volunteer ConnectUP! MN Summit’ and tell us a little about yourself and what you’re interested in.

The price of the ticket does not include accommodations, but it does include two-days of programming + meals. We will be sharing a link to AirBnB and local hotels soon.

Yes! But why just come for the Opening reception night?

Full refunds are available up until February 1, 2020, less a 20% administration fee. After this time, we can provide 50% refunds on tickets up until 30 days prior to the event (February 15, 2020), at which time tickets are transferable to a friend or colleague upon request, but are non-refundable.

Yes, a limited number of scholarships are available. Partial scholarships are available for social entrepreneurs, founders, and nonprofit leaders on an as-needed basis. We ask that you please be mindful as you consider applying for a scholarship, and only apply if you truly need financial assistance.  We will begin accepting scholarship applications starting January 15 and the link to apply will be posted here.

We are always on the lookout for incredible speakers for our events and would love to hear from you as to why you think our community would value having you on stage at this event. That said, please know that we get hundreds of applications to speak at this event and cannot accommodate all speakers. To nominate yourself of other, please fill out our speaker application form here with a proposed topic that you or the nominee is on fire to speak about, and we will be sure to take it into consideration.

We recommend flying into: Minneapolis/St. Paul  Airport (MSP). Less than 20 minutes from the event venue, MSP offers direct flights from Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Phoenix, Denver, and Las Vegas, with flight times ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 hours.

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