Gallery: Minneapolis Idea eXchange Launch Event

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    The night concluded with Nachito Herrera providing music for the after party.
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    Timothy Hart-Andersen and Mary Shaffer thanked the MiX committee members for their hard work at the conclusion of the event.
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    The Theater of Public Policy tied all the speeches together with improvisational sketch comedy.
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    Nate Garvis of Studio/E wrapped up the speeches with a message to all in attendance that MiX can be a one-of-a-kind event of which Minneapolis can be proud.
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    Sandy Vargas of the Minneapolis Foundation spoke on the importance of giving back and helping others through innovative ideas.
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    Barry Kudrowitz, the evening's first keynote speaker, correlated humor and creativity in an entertaining presentation.
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    Minneapolis Downtown Council President & CEO Steve Cramer addressed the crowd, updating them on 2025 Plan committee news as part of the evening's Quarterly Forum.
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    A look at the crowd seated near the stage as the program kicks off.
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    Mayor Betsy Hodges addressed the crowd and noted the importance of events like the MiX: "It's what its' going to take to meet this [2025 Plan] goal of growth."
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    A look at the room's atmosphere as people filed in ready for the program.
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    Appetizers and treats were provided at the event, as was a cash bar.
  • MiX Launch Event

    Appetizers and treats were provided at the event, as was a cash bar.
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    A look at the stage as the event nears its opening with City of Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges.
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    A look at a MiX chalkboard sign asking the question, "What's Next?"
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    White boards were also stationed inside City Center for people to let their ideas be known.
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    There were chalk boards stationed near the entrance where people could leave comments or ideas behind.
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    A look at the seating area and the stage before the doors opened.
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    A photo station was placed near the entrance of the MiX launch event where people could get snapshots. Those photos will be uploaded to the MiX Facebook page.
  • MiX Launch Event

    Welcome to the Minneapolis Idea eXchange Launch Event, held Thursday, Oct. 2 at Minneapolis City Center. Above, MiX chairs Timothy Hart-Andersen and Mary Shaffer address the crowd about the event and thank committee members for their hard work preparing for the launch.

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Gallery: Minneapolis Idea eXchange Launch Event