• Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 10:00am

    The Minneapolis St. Paul Mini Maker Faire will have the Minnesota State Fairgrounds buzzing on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The one-day festival will bring the world’s greatest show (and tell) on earth to the Twin Cities. More than 200 local and regional makers will showcase, demonstrate and share interactive creations with the public during this family-friendly event.


  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 11:30am

    Best Buy President and CEO Hubert Joly

    Best Buy President and CEO Hubert Joly has a strong reputation as a turnaround and transformation expert, having begun his corporate career leading the struggling French division of Electronic Data Systems. In his three years with EDS, the company reversed its revenue slide and significantly increased profit margin.

    Prior to joining Best Buy, Joly was CEO of Carlson where he led a renaissance across all its businesses, including its restaurant and hotel divisions. Before becoming CEO, he led a subsidiary unit, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, growing its sales from $8 to $25 billion in four years. Earlier in his career, he helped lead the restructuring and growth of Vivendi Universal's video game business, followed by the restructuring of the company itself.

    Joly serves on the boards of Ralph Lauren Corp., the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and the Minnesota Business Partnership.


    June advance registration is required by Friday, May 29th, 2015. After May 29th, all attendees may use walk-up registration as space allows. Refund cancellations are required by Friday, May 29th.

    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, June 9, 2015 - 8:00am

    Even the brightest, most skillful executives may be leveraging only a fraction of their talent and potential. Chances are, you’re one of them. But you may simply need to learn an important way to reach the level of corporate leadership you desire: understanding and controlling the image you communicate to people. Some call it "projecting your brand" - an outward persona that lives up to the experience, knowledge and leadership qualities you’ve worked so hard to build. It’s a measure of your sincerity and your confidence. In short, it’s a key to your success.

    That’s why Carlson School of Management developed this highly-focused, one-day program: we recognized that the way you connect and communicate with others is an extremely important factor in achieving your professional goals.

  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 6:00pm

    Join Carlson Women Connection MBA for a cocktail reception at the American Swedish Institute.

    Thursday, June 11th
    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Contact with questions.

  • Friday, June 12, 2015 - 6:30pm

    Join Carlson School of Management Dean Sri Zaheer and Associate Dean of Carlson Global Institute Michael Houston in Warsaw!

    Friday, 12 June, 2015
    18:30 Start and Meet and Greet" with Speaker
    19:00 Welcome address by Dean Sri Zaheer & Associate Dean Michael Houston with Q&A
    19:30 Reception

    Carlson School Dean Sri Zaheer and Associate Dean of the Carlson Global Institute are excited to reconnect with WEMBA alumni in Warsaw Poland. Join us for a festive evening of memories, reconnecting, and new connections.