• Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:30pm

    From startups to Fortune 500 players, Minnesota boasts a growing number of tech businesses, innovations, and professionals. Tech-focused firms occupy half the spots on the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal Fast 50 list, offering an array of IT solutions, business analytics, and e-commerce services. Yet despite local resources, some companies have left the Twin Cities in search of tech talent and community.

    Tech Cities 2015 brings together professionals, policy-makers, and educators to chart the future of Minnesota tech. How can we strengthen and promote the region as a source for tech leadership, talent, and innovation?

    At this learning and networking event, participants will share research findings, business breakthroughs, and diverse perspectives on the state of Minnesota tech, including wins, opportunities and challenges.

    Featuring speakers from:

    • Clockwork Active Media
    • Felhaber Larson
    • Girls in Tech Minneapolis
    • GoKart Labs
    • GreaterMSP Business
    • LiftPoint Consulting
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota High Tech Assoc.
    • Nina Hale, Inc.
    • Olson
    • Pandora
    • Prime Digital Academy
    • Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner
    • SciTechsperience
    • Target
    • University of Minnesota
  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 11:30am

    Allina Health President and CEO Dr. Penny Wheeler
    "Leadership: What’s Love Got to Do With It"

    Dr. Penny Wheeler is President and CEO of Allina Health, one of the nation’s leading health systems, made up of 12 hospitals, 90 clinics, more than 24,000 employees, and several related health care service companies including home health, hospice, transportation, medical equipment, and retail pharmacy.

    She leads the organization's quality and value agenda through alignment of clinical and operational leadership to optimally benefit those served by Allina Health. A board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist, Dr. Wheeler has treated patients at Women's Health Consultants in Minneapolis. Previously, she was president of Abbott Northwestern Hospital's medical staff, chair of the Allina Quality Committee, served on the Allina Board of Directors and as chief clinical officer before assuming her role as President and CEO in 2015.

    Dr. Wheeler holds a BA and an MD from the University of Minnesota. She serves on the board of Minnesota Community Measurement, a regional health quality collaborative, and on the national board of VHA, an organization dedicated to providing expert support to not-for-profit health care organizations. She was also named the Minnesota Health Care Executive of the year in 2012.


    April advance registration is required by Friday, April 3rd, 2015. After April 3rd, attendees may use walk-up registration as space allows.  Refund cancellations are required by April 3rd.

    To register for the student rate please contact Event Services at or 612-626-9634.

    Lunch by D'Amico is included in the registration fee. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be served at 11:50 a.m.

    If you would like to purchase a full table for this event, please contact Maggie Flaten via email at

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:00pm

    Let us treat you to lunch! It's a great way to learn more about the Carlson MBA Programs in an informal group setting and at a location convenient for you. Great for people who are looking to understand what it's like to be a student at the Carlson School.

    1070 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

    Registration for lunch events will only be accepted for prospective students who have not yet attended a Lunch with Carlson. Registration is required at least one day prior to the lunch.

  • Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm

    The National Black MBA Association Twin Cities Chapter would like to invite you to attend our “Best Practices for Supporting Effective Multicultural Marketing Strategies” event on Tuesday, 4/7/15, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Carlson School of Management's 3M Auditorium.

    This thought-provoking discussion will be led by Rudy Rodriguez, a multicultural marketing thought leader. Rudy has held director and senior director level positons in multicultural marketing at General Mills and MillerCoors.

    This event is meant to show you, as cross functional employees, how and why you should support effective multicultural marketing strategies at your respective firms. Rudy will review:

    • Best-in-class examples of multicultural marketing.
    • What a multicultural marketing investment means for non-marketing employees.
    • How employees of color can offer perspective on multicultural marketing communications.
    • How investing in multicultural marketing can help in retention of employees of color.

    After Rudy’s discussion, which should last just over an hour, please stay for a networking reception. Appetizers and beverages will be served throughout the evening.

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 7:45am

    Thursday, April 9
    7:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
    Carlson School of Management, Executive Education Center

    Polish your resume, brush up on your job-search skills, and learn strategies to get hired at an upcoming career workshop. Whether you're exploring the next step for your career or have been affected by a layoff, this workshop will give you the tools you need to get noticed by employers.

    Attendees will take part in networking sessions, get advice on the job search, learn how to develop their personal brands, discover how to leverage LinkedIn to connect with employers, and take part in a resume review with a career coach.

    Continental breakfast will be provided.

    This workshop is a collaboration between the Carlson School of Management Graduate and Undergraduate Business Career Centers, Alumni Relations, Executive Education and Antenna.