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Minneapolis Idea eXchange (MiX)
October 24, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Minneapolis Idea eXchange (MiX) 2017 Highlights Innovative Collaborations for the Greater Good
and Inspires New Non-Profit and Business Connections
MINNEAPOLIS (October 17, 2017) — 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.
about the mpls downtown council:
Founded in 1955, and one of the most historic central business associations in the nation, the mpls downtown council is
a membership-based entity that works to create an extraordinary downtown. The mdc’s collaborative developments of
Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan was designed to help downtown businesses, community leaders and citizens
build on downtown assets and implement future goals. For more information, please visit www.mplsdowntown.com or
follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @mplsdowntown.
About the 2025 Plan:
Intersections: The Downtown 2025 Plan is a vehicle to help leaders and citizens build on downtown’s assets and guide
its development in ways that reflect the community’s aspirations for a downtown mpls that is thriving, livable, green,
connected and welcoming in the decades ahead. This includes initiatives to double downtown’s residential population,
transform Nicollet into a must-see destination, implement a Gateway area and other green elements throughout
downtown, create a compelling and walkable environment around the clock, lead the nation in transportation options,
end street homelessness, forge connections with the University of Minnesota and more. The 2025 Plan is a mpls
downtown council initiative established in 2010.
About the Minneapolis Idea eXchange:
MiX is a community-powered event that encourages discourse on the topics impacting our city and celebrates the
nationally recognized ingenuity and talent rooted in Minneapolis. The Minneapolis Idea eXchange is an initiative of the
mpls downtown council and supported through community leaders, our MiX Luminaries. For more information, visit
www.minneapolisideaexchange.com or follow along @MiXMpls on Facebook and Twitter
mark remme | communications manager
www.mplsdowntown.com | 81 S. 9th Street, Suite 260, Minneapolis, MN 55402