Feature Events

As much as we like to think we can do it all sitting on our couches, we can’t. That’s why we host and support events that go beyond the firm handshakes and how-do-you-do’s and into the heart of what people want: tipping conversation into action.  
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    Machine Shop | 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Work Redux brings together hundreds of women spanning diverse backgrounds to reimagine the future of the workplace. For the second Word Redux of 2017, we will hear from women leaders who have experienced the hidden and visible effects when careers and caregiving collide. View Full Event Listing
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    Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) | 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Pollen and AARP Minnesota are proud to present the 2017 list of "50 Over 50" honorees. Join us as we recognize and celebrate fifty of the most inspiring and accomplished leaders in Minnesota. View Full Event Listing
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    Solar Arts by Chowgirls | 711 NE 15th Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Join us on June 7 to hear from leaders and bosses who have emerged from collaborative work environments relatively unscathed. View Full Event Recap
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    Minneapolis American Indian Center | 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Pollen and Twin Cities Daily Planet bring together industry leaders and equity experts for a discussion about how whiteness informs organizational culture and what we can do day-to-day to build more equitable work cultures. View Full Event Recap
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    Minneapolis American Indian Center | 1530 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Pollen and Twin Cities Daily Planet bring together industry leaders and equity experts for a discussion about how whiteness informs organizational culture and what we can do day-to-day to build more equitable work cultures. View Full Event Recap
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    Machine Shop | 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Work Redux brings together hundreds of women spanning diverse backgrounds to reimagine the future of the workplace. For the first Word Redux of 2017, we will explore the ramifications of gender that tremble through every corner of our lives, our work, and our dreams. View Full Event Recap
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    James J. Hill Center | 80 W 4th St, St. Paul, MN 55102
    Join Pollen and MPR News on October 25 to push an honest, difficult conversation about how Minnesota nonprofit organizations can break down cultural silos shaped by race and social class, and build more authentic, institutional relationships that value equity, true collaboration, and new forms of community. View Full Event Recap
  • Past Event
    Machine Shop | 300 2nd Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Pollen and AARP Minnesota are proud to present the inaugural list of 50 Over 50 honorees. Join us as we recognize and celebrate fifty of the most inspiring and accomplished leaders in Minnesota. View Full Event Recap
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    Machine Shop | 300 2nd St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
    Work Redux brings together hundreds of women spanning diverse backgrounds to reimagine the future of the workplace. The next event in this series will explore the intersections of confidence that add up to our individualized presentation as leaders. View Full Event Recap
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    PAIKKA | 550 Vandalia Street, #165 Saint Paul, MN 55114
    We invite you to join together with other nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to dig into the foundational fears, challenges, and alternatives facing the nonprofit business model. How do we evolve beyond the grace of philanthropy towards a rally cry of sustainable giving—pivoting our sector to become more adaptive in creating market-based strategies to earn new mission-supporting revenue? View Full Event Recap
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    NorthGate Brewing | 783 Harding St NE Mpls, MN 55413
    A social event for Pollen's founding supporters and friends. This is a free event; RSVPs are appreciated. View Full Event Recap
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    DayBlock Event Center — 1105 S Washington Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55415
    In every professional journey there’s a time when you hit the "What’s Next?" crossroad. Pollen and AARP have teamed up to present an in-depth, focused panel and workshop that will address this very question. View Full Event Recap
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    Solar Arts by Chowgirls | 711 NE 15th Avenue | Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Join us on April 27 to hear from some of the biggest bosses around who will share their insights and experiences about designing inclusive workplaces. View Full Event Recap
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    Neighborhood House | 179 Robie Street East, St. Paul, MN 55107
    For Pollen's next installment of Unraveled Network, we will learn from professional and successful community organizers about how to authentically build networks. View Full Event Recap
  • Past Event
    Red Stag Supperclub | 509 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
    Work Redux brings together hundreds of women spanning diverse backgrounds to reimagine the future of the workplace. With your help, we can spark a much needed conversation about how we use our voice in formal spaces to express our points of view, garner respect, and influence the world. View Full Event Recap
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    In Progress — 213 Front Ave, St Paul, MN 55117
    Global Hip-Hop Night will explore hip-hop, community, and multifaceted identities through film, performances, and conversation. Learn how Twin Cities artists M.anifest, Maria Isa, and Tou SaiKo Lee have overturned dominant stereotypes, created unexpected cross-generational connections, and strengthened their local and global communities through their words, music, and actions. View Full Event Recap
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    Minneapolis Institute of Art, Villa Rosa Room — 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    In every professional journey there’s a time when you hit the "What’s Next?" crossroad. Pollen and AARP have teamed up to bring Pollenites an in-depth, focused panel and workshop that will address this very question. View Full Event Recap
  • Past Event
    Carlson Family Stage, Northrop Auditorium, 84 Church Street S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455
    Join us on October 6 to hear from President Kaler and four other bosses about the role of developing thriving talent to create better results and culture not only within the workplace, but also the community overall. View Full Event Recap
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    Native American Community Development Institute | All My Relations Gallery 1414 East Franklin Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55404
    7:30 AM - 10:00 AM How do we intentionally network with more new people? In this installment of Unraveled Network, we will tackle the issue of bridging the gaps to build diverse networks. View Full Event Recap
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    GLITCH — 1829 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55454
    Pollen presents Rally Cry | a Make It. MSP. conversation, an event series dedicated to empowering the micro-communities that fuel MSP's economic engine. Through community conversation, problem solving, and action, Rally Cry will narrow in on how we truly make our region a #1 place to live, work, and succeed. View Full Event Recap
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    Minneapolis Club — 729 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    In partnership with GREATER MSP and communities across the metro area, Pollen presents Rally Cry | a Make It. MSP. conversation, an event series dedicated to empowering the micro-communities that fuel MSP's economic engine. Through community conversation, problem solving, and action, Rally Cry will narrow in on how we truly make our region a #1 place to live, work, and succeed. View Full Event Recap
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    Minneapolis Institute of Arts | 2400 3rd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55404
    The region's biggest and brightest are invited to tackle what it takes to inspire others #LikeABoss. As with all Pollen gatherings, this will be more than just conversations and opinion sharing. We will break down the barriers that prevent leaders from developing the community support they need to perform at their best. View Full Event Recap