|9:00 - 9:30 am||Conference Open|
|9:30 - 10:30 am||Plenary 1: Doing things the "right way" vs. doing them your way|
|10:30 - 10:45 am||BREAK|
|10:45 - 11:45 am||3 Sessions (Choose 1)
Breakout Panel: How competition, collaboration, and your outlook shift when you align your work with yourself.
Podcasting and Storytelling Workshop
|11:45 - 12:30 pm||Global Panel (Remote)|
|12:30 - 1:30 pm||LUNCH|
|1:30 - 1:45 pm||Afternoon Kickoff|
|1:45 - 2:45 pm||Interactive Session|
|2:45 - 3:00 pm||BREAK|
|3:00 - 4:00 pm||3 Sessions (Choose 1)
Breakout Panel: The internal and external forces that keep us from being ourselves in our work and how to face them.
Business and Activism Workshop
|4:10 - 5:10 pm||Plenary 2: Working and building in 2017--Survival, solidarity, and social justice. Protecting ourselves and each other in tumultuous times while also building businesses and making art that pushes back and presses forward.|
|5:10 - 5:30 pm||Conference Close|
|5:30 - 7:00 pm||Happy Hour Finale!|
|Music (all day):||DJ Keezy|
|Graphic note taking (all day)||Lisa Troutman of Drawn Well|
Giant Steps features interactive, large-group sessions with stories and insights from some of our amazing contributors, as well as lots of Q&A. It will also include smaller interactive workshops and panels on focused, practical topics delivered by practitioners and subject matter experts.
In each panel, we combine entrepreneurs and artists to share their insights and experiences. This is a key aspect of Giant Steps. We believe we’ll learn more and learn faster if we cast a wider net–connecting with and learning from folks beyond our current discipline or industry.
By creating conversations around interesting examples and challenges we all share, we set the stage for cross-pollination and future collaborations. You’ll also see we truly are kindred spirits–working hard to blaze new trails in the arts and business in creative ways.
The interactive workshops will equip you with ideas and tools for making smarter decisions, help you find better ways to manage the day-to-day realiites, and answer some of your nuts-and-bolts questions.
Throughout Giant Steps, we’ll have:
- Springboard for the Arts providing information and answering questions about MNSure and new healthcare options
- Resource Exchange Board
- Drawings for free business services, gift cards, tickets, and art –which has been generously donated by past and current Giant Steps participants and speakers
- Photographers offering free headshots of all attendees. See some headshots from past participants in our Facebook page photo albums: www.facebook.com/giantstepsMN
At the end of the day, you’ll be inspired to take on the next set of challenges, be connected to useful resources and potential collaborators, and you may also be just a little smarter about shaping your career and your business.