bushCONNECT 2015

More than 1,000 people gathered at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis for bushCONNECT 2015. The Bush Foundation partnered with more than 40 organizations to create a day-long event designed to inspire, equip and connect leaders from across the region.

Opening Keynote for bushCON

Opening Keynote

Comedian Cameron Esposito discussed the intersection between comedy, resilience and leadership. 

Improve Crash Course

Improv Crash Course

The Theater of Public Policy taught attendees how to “save the world without a script” during an improv workshop.

Speed Consulting

Speed Consulting

Attendees had the opportunity to get advice on a range of topics from 14 experts in fields including finance, advocacy and marketing.


Leadership Salon

Leadership Salon

General Mills executive Kim Nelson (middle) was one of several community leaders who led intimate, small-group conversations on leadership.

Story telling

The Power of Storytelling

The Mid-Continent Oceanographic Institute and 826 National led a session on storytelling. Attendees worked together to write and publish a short story in one hour.