Morning Fill Up

Morning Fill Up is a unique speaker series in Rapid City, S.D. Created by the Numad Group, Morning Fill Up brings in speakers from the region and beyond for a 24-hour community engagement blitz that includes dinner with community members, a public conversation and a number of small group meetings. The result is more opportunities for residents to engage with the speaker on different topics in different ways. In less than a year, Morning Fill Up has built a loyal audience in Rapid City and inspired others to bring this model of engagement to their communities.

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John Yellow Bird Steele

Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele speaks to guests before his Morning Fill Up interview in November 2015.

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Dennis Dugaard

2015 Bush Fellow and Numad Group Principal Matt Ehlman (right) interviews South Dakota Governor Dennis Dugaard (left) in October 2015.

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Lorane Coffin

Sister Lorane Coffin was the featured guest in January 2016.

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Hot Ticket in Town

Even with a 7 a.m. start, Morning Fill Up events are routinely sold out.