Event Date

October 7, 2016
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55403

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What People Are Saying

“Giant Steps is so amazing – they have tapped into something exciting by bringing together like-minded entrepreneurs in a comfortable, engaging way... people of all levels of their career, sharing not only their business acumen, but their lives and honest revelations about business. ”- Robyne Robinson, ROX Minneapolis Jewelry

“I have twice attended the Giant Steps conference and highly recommend it to any artist and creative business owner. The panel discussions and workshops are informative, energizing and affirming. This gathering by like-minded professionals is a unique opportunity to network and learn valuable business-lessons and insights.” - Maren Kloppmann, Artist

“Giant Steps was amazing. I can't think of a place where I've met so many positive, ambitious, and talented individuals who come from all walks of life, financial statuses, cultural backgrounds, and age groups--all in one day! I'm already looking forward to next year!!.” - Kevin Beacham, Rhymesayers

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People at Giant Steps Conference
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Speakers at Giant Steps Conference

Dearly Beloved,

We'd like to invite you to a special edition of Giant Steps...

Please join us as we honor and explore the legacy of Minnesota's most famous path-forger--and his impact on our community of creative entrepreneurs + entrepreneurial creatives. 

Our 7th Annual Giant Steps will take place October 7th. This year, we'll be celebrating and exploring the ripple effects of the Purple Reign on entrepreneurs and artists in Minnesota and beyond. 

We feel the best way to honor Prince--and to support the richness of his legacy--is to further encourage artists and entrepreneurs to pursue their work thoughtfully, with maximum creativity, and with passion for their work and for the well-being of others.

At Giant Steps 2016, we'll support and encourage you to learn from each other and from Prince's example.

By talking about how we push ourselves and the envelope.

By supporting others doing interesting work.

By questioning traditional business models.

By re-writing the rules about who can do what and what a team should look like.

By looking at how we can strive to be amazing at what we do, while also lifting up our community.

And more.

Most importantly, we'll use our time at Giant Steps 2016 to inspire each other to be unapologetically, unabashedly ourselves.

Several members of our Giant Steps family--artists and entrepreneurs--have been directly and indirectly influenced by Prince. In true Giant Steps fashion, we'll be hosting them in honest, heartfelt, and insightful conversations about how they've pursued their work and their passions, and what they've learned along the way.

We'll also have practical workshops, one-on-one "truth teller" sessions, a panel with creatives from around the world, and other activities to connect you with creative pathforgers and kindred spirits across all disciplines and demographics. Stay tuned for more details.

Join us at Giant Steps 2016.

Tickets go on sale June 7th. Of course.