Conferences & Events

Network and access professional development opportunities led by leading Carlson School faculty and industry experts from across the nation and globe. The Carlson School holds a number of public events throughout the year for alumni and professionals from throughout the business community.



  • 1st Tuesday: Convenes Twin Cities professionals to address hot topics in business, management and leadership.
  • Brand Matters: Provides tools and insights to help companies build their brands.
  • Minnesota Cup: Minnesota's statewide new venture competition.
  • Global Matters: Speaker and video series enriching Minnesota professional's global business acumen.
  • MILI Events: Activities organized by Carlson's Medical Industry Leadership Institute.
  • Leadership Events: Activities organized by Carlson's Center for Integrative Leadership.



  • HR Tomorrow: The premier professional development event for human resources and labor relations professionals.
  • Women's Leadership Conference: A forum for leadership and professional development created to inspire and motivate women in the workplace.