Creating a Space 
to Connect

2016-2017

The Bush Foundation sponsors events across the region where people share great ideas and build stronger networks. 

Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits engaged leaders at both its annual conference and a leadership conference last year to help build the capacity of those working at local nonprofits.
EDTalks
Dr. Keith Stanley Brooks presented at Minneapolis EDTalks, a series of short, compelling talks and conversations on issues that affect public education and our young people. Photo by Jeff Achen
PlaceMakers/Rochester Prototyping Festival
Bush Foundation staff checked out the PlaceMakers/Rochester Prototyping Festival, a year-long initiative focusing on creative placemaking as a tool for economic regeneration and engagement in community building.
The Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC)
The Metropolitan Alliance of Connected Communities (MACC) focused on equity and inclusion at its 2016 Forum. At the daylong event, both the keynote and a panel of local leaders shared personal experiences leading change efforts at their organizations.
TEDxMinneapolis
Bush Fellow Andrea Jenkins (BF’11) gave a talk on “Why I Wear Purple” at TEDxMinneapolis. Photo by Ben Ragsdale Photography
The Innovation Expo
The Innovation Expo events in Rapid City and Sioux Falls connected entrepreneurs, investors, thought leaders, community ambassadors and others involved in the development of startup companies.

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We create and support events that inspire, equip and connect people across the region we serve.