Social Innovation Exchange 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23

Time flies and the sixth and final session of this summer’s Social Innovation Exchange series is almost here! “Exploring How to Engage Individuals from All Sectors” will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 23, so register now!

This final session will feature:

– Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State 

Dana Nelson, executive director of GiveMN

– Terrie Rose, founder and executive director of Baby’s Space/Tatanka Academy; one of 21 2008 North American Ashoka Fellows, an honor bestowed on social entrepreneurs who create system-changing solutions to urgent social problems

– Lars Leafblad, principal with KeyStone Search; founder and curator of Pollen newsletter

– Diane Tran, project manager at Grassroots Solutions; founder and blogger at Minnesota Rising

– Jay Coogan, president at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design

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Co-hosted by Ashoka and Engine for Social Innovation, and sponsored by Greater Twin Cities United Way Emerging Leaders, the Social Innovation Exchange series is designed to advance the knowledge, network and capabilities of engaged social innovators throughout the Twin Cities. The series aims to support social innovation and community engagement by providing a platform for individuals and ideas to meet, connect and collaborate.

During the first hour of the upcoming event, we’ll explore the work and ideas of our guest panelists and current innovators. The second hour will be a designated time for individuals to connect and re-connect, explore and collaborate.

Central to the Social Innovation Exchange is the “Wall of Innovation,” where participants can list their ideas, their needed resources or their available resources. This information will be collected at the end of the session and posted on InCommons, where participants can continue discussions and further connections from the event.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Social Innovation Exchange Eventbrite page.

Time: 6-8 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011
Place: Engine, 91 10th St. S., Minneapolis, MN 55403
Cost: $15

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