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.
John Yellow Bird Steele
Oglala Sioux Tribal President John Yellow Bird Steele speaks to guests before his Morning Fill Up interview in November 2015.
2015 Bush Fellow and Numad Group Principal Matt Ehlman (right) interviews South Dakota Governor Dennis Dugaard (left) in October 2015.
Sister Lorane Coffin was the featured guest in January 2016.
Hot Ticket in Town
Even with a 7 a.m. start, Morning Fill Up events are routinely sold out.