Each year, the Summit brings together leaders from nonprofit organizations, foundations, donor groups, the private sector, and educational institutions with a professional or personal interest in international development. This year, the Summit is thematically focused on MINN’s core mission: Connect, Share, Learn. In keeping with this mission, it is our hope to bring together a larger, more diverse network of people and organizations who will connect, share, and learn from each other.
By participating as a speaker at the MINN Summit you will receive:1. Free admission to the 2019 MINN Summit2. Free breakfast, lunch, and beverages during the conference3. Your name, biography, and session advertised on the MINN website and social media4. The opportunity to showcase your expertise and organization
If you are interested in bringing your own expertise and perspective to this event, we encourage you to apply. Each session will be 60-75 minutes on a topic related to the field of international development. In an effort to promote diversity and to increase the breadth of perspectives present at the Summit, we may ask two speakers to present in the same session. If we choose to partner you with another speaker, you will be given support to help facilitate this experience.
The deadline to submit proposals is SATURDAY, JUNE 15. Speakers will be notified by MONDAY, JULY 1 whether their presentation was selected.
In the past, we have hosted workshops like the “Solutions Salon” which allowed participants to discuss common challenges in their work and brainstorm potential solutions, and have also held expert-led panel discussions on a variety of topics. This year, we are looking to offer a variety of both workshop-style sessions and lecture-style sessions.
MINN administers an annual survey to gauge the interests of the individuals within our network and MINN Summit attendees. Topics in which attendees have expressed a strong interest in and which we are encouraging speakers to conduct a session on include:
- Skills-Based Workshops- Environmental Sustainability- Fundraising and Development- Storytelling and Communications- Ethical Career Paths- Racism and Inequality- Other Current Trends in International Development
Please note we are happy to accept proposals outside of these areas.
We will contact presenters by July 1st to notify them of their acceptance.