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Find Your Passion. Make it happen.

COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH THE BEST OF THE TWIN CITIES

Education and collaboration are the foundation of any LAB event. We are taking these elements to another level and offering a monthly event at The Holden Room to inspire, learn, and connect people to businesses and resources. Meet LAB Talks.

A FREE MONTHLY EVENT CURATED BY LAB FOR BUSINESS

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HENNEPIN MADE + PARALLEL CAFE

Each month we will set the stage to hear from those in our community and their compelling stories and insight. A panel of passion pursuers will share their stories that offer different perspectives on making things happen IRL. Be surrounded by other like-minded individuals and take advantage of this energy to jumpstart your day - and your own passion. Join us every month to be inspired, learn from others, stay curious and gain access to resources, tools and strategies to help you make things happen. Learn. Indulge. Apply. Repeat. BONUS: You will leave fueled from conversation as well as the complimentary coffee from Parallel Cafe

LAB TALKS EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCE

Behind the Scenes tour of Hennepin Made following each LAB Talk to the first 10 to sign up! Tour tickets are available when reserving your LAB Talks tickets on Eventbrite.


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Using Your Skills to Build A Better World

JUNE 13TH | 8:30AM | THE HOLDEN ROOM

Moderated by Sarah Edwards of I AM Sarah Edwards with Tracy Nielson of HandsOn Twin Cities, Meghan Faricy of 3M and Jane Graupman of International Institute of Minnesota

Join us for LAB Talks – Using Your Skills To Build A Better World. Be surrounded by like-minded people in the community to talk passion, connect and make it happen while fueled by coffee from Parallel Cafe.

The resources of nonprofits across the nation are being stretched like never before. In order to not only maintain current levels of service, but also to increase their capacity to meet the growing challenges, nonprofits must access a variety of skills and expertise that may not be available within the organizations themselves. At the same time, the corporate sector is beginning to recognize that it can create a greater impact on critical social issues by offering its own best resource – its professional expertise.

 At the intersection of the challenges to be met and the expert human resources to meet those challenges is skills-based volunteering. This innovative approach takes advantage of individuals’ skills and experience to help service organizations build and sustain their capacity to bring real solutions to our most pressing social problems.

There is no one better to lead this dynamic conversation than the connector of all connectors – Sarah Edwards. Not only is she passionate and talented in creating platforms and events celebrating innovation and uniqueness; Sarah is the ultimate ambassador for kindness.

Sarah will navigate a conversation with Meghan Faricy from 3M about the way that they are facilitating and connecting employees to skills-based volunteerism, along with Jane Graupman from the International Institute of Minnesota about the way they have been utilizing skills-based volunteers, and Tracy Nielson from HandsOn Twin Cities, who is working at the intersection as a connector between companies and nonprofits to assist both sides in building effective skills-based volunteer opportunities. Step away from your daily to-do list, grab a coffee and be inspired. You won’t regret it.

 

 

EVENT DETAILS

8:15- 8:30am: Holden Room doors open. Check-in and check out the styled PEG BOARD, grab coffee provided by Parallel, post an IG pic + grab a seat
8:45am: Introduction of speakers
8:50 – 9:30am: LAB Talks with Q+A
9:30 – 10:00am: Additional time for connecting and coffee 
9:45 -10:15am: Behind the scenes tour of Hennepin Made for eligible ticket holders

 

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We’re looking to connect with businesses who want to be a resource for our attendees. Reach out if you’re interested in being a partner, sponsor, or if you’re simply wanting to provide coffee to attendees for a LAB Talk.

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