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MinnPost members receive a $10 discount per ticket. Join now with a donation of any amount. After you donate, email members@minnpost.com for the discount code to use at checkout.

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Patrons get multiple tickets to the program and access to the pre-program reception. (See our current Patron list.)

About Brian Klaas

Brian KlaasDr. Brian Klaas is a weekly columnist for The Washington Post and a professor of global politics at University College London. He is the author of several books about democracy and authoritarianism, most recently How to Rig an Election, and is the host of the popular podcast Power Corrupts.

Klaas has advised governments, NATO, the European Union, international NGOs, and international politicians. His research has taken him across the globe, interviewing presidents, prime ministers, coup plotters, rebels, torture victims, activists, and dissidents from Madagascar to Thailand and from Belarus to Tunisia.

He’s also a frequent expert guest on international news outlets including CNN, BBC, NPR, and Bloomberg. His writing and research has recently been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, The Financial Times, Newsweek, and The Star Tribune.

A native of Golden Valley, Klaas graduated from Hopkins High School and Carleton College before obtaining his doctorate from the University of Oxford. Despite living in the United Kingdom for more than eight years, Klaas has seen a Minnesota Twins game at the Metrodome or Target Field every year of his life and has attended all the Vikings games held in London since 2013.

Location

The location of the event is the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in downtown Minneapolis (map).

The Cowles Center provides parking information on their site. Patrons & Sponsors will receive parking vouchers for a parking ramp near the Cowles Center.

Tickets & Patron Packages

Patron Packages (formerly known as ‘individual sponsorship’)

You can attend the pre-program reception and show your leadership support for MinnPost’s nonprofit newsroom as a Patron.

 Levels What you get Cost Tax-deductible
Executive Presenter 12 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking. Prominent recognition at pre-show reception, lobby, online and in program book. Extra tickets available for $150. $5,000 $4,400
Tier I 8 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 4 cars. Recognition at pre-show reception, online and in program book. Extra tickets available for $150. $2,400 $2,000
Tier II 6 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 3 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra tickets available for $150. $1,200 $900
Tier III 4 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for up to 2 cars. Recognition at event, online and in program book. Extra tickets available for $150. $600 $400
Tier IV 2 tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. Complimentary parking for 1 car. Listed in program book. Extra tickets available for $150. $300 $200

Individual Program-Only Tickets

Individual tickets are available for purchase via the Cowles Center box office. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW >>>

MinnPost members receive a $10 discount per ticket. Join now with a donation of any amount. After you donate, email members@minnpost.com for the discount code to use at checkout.

Anniversary Celebration Patrons & Sponsors

Become a Patron today to ensure you’re recognized here (and at the event).

Corporate Sponsorship Benefits Overview

Levels What you get Cost
Title Sponsor Private meeting with ‘Featured Speaker’. Largest logo representation in “… brought to you by…” messaging; pre, during, and post event. Inclusion on MinnPost.com homepage header; three weeks. Inclusion in ROS promotional banners. Largest logo on all pre and post event promotional pieces (i.e. email database, postcard direct mail, digital and social media, etc.). Full page (inside cover) recognition in 9”x6” Anniversary program. Recognition in promotional recap. ‘Thank you’ by name by CEO on stage. 12 VIP tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. 10 additional program-only tickets. $20,000
Presenting Large logo representation in “… brought to you by…” messaging; pre, during, and post event. Inclusion on MinnPost.com homepage header; three weeks. Inclusion in ROS promotional banners. Large logo on all pre and post event promotional pieces (i.e. email database, postcard direct mail, digital and social media, etc.). Full page (prominent placement) recognition in 9”x6” Anniversary program. Recognition in promotional recap. ‘Thank you’ by name by CEO on stage. 10 VIP tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. 8 additional program-only tickets. $15,000
Supporting Medium logo on all pre and post event promotional pieces (i.e. email database, postcard direct mail, digital and social media, etc.). 3/4 page recognition in 9”x6” Anniversary program. Recognition in promotional recap. ‘Thank you’ by name by CEO on stage. 8 VIP tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. 4 additional program-only tickets. $10,000
Promoter Small logo on all pre and post event promotional pieces (i.e. email database, postcard direct mail, digital and social media, etc.). 1/2 page recognition in 9”x6” Anniversary program. Recognition in promotional recap. ‘Thank you’ by name by CEO on stage. 4 VIP tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. 4 additional program-only tickets. $5,000
Advocate Small logo on all pre and post event promotional pieces, excluding social media. ¼ page recognition in 9”x6” Anniversary program. 2 VIP tickets to the event and pre-event reception. Premium show seating. 2 additional program-only tickets. $2,500
This event is attended by approximately 400-500 decision makers and influencers across business, legal, educational, political, and community sectors. Previous ‘featured speakers’ have included:

  • 2018: Activist and author DeRay Mckesson
  • 2017: President Obama’s Chief of Staff Denis McDonough
  • 2016: Political commentator Norm Ornstein
  • 2015: Journalist and former White House press secretary Bill Moyers and film producer Judith Moyers.

Contact Advertising Sales Manager, Suzanne Childs, at schilds@minnpost.com for full details.