Eventbrite - Giant Steps 2013

Event Date

October 25, 2013
Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55403



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Giant Steps 2013

We like to party at the Giant Steps After-Party

A full-day of insights and ideas deserves a little celebration! Bring your friends and family to enjoy our Giant Steps After-Party with MPLS at Bunker's. 




MPLS (formerly Boombox) and special guests TBA



9:30 pm - 1 am

Friday, October 25, 2013



761 N. Washington Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55401



Tickets are $7 at the door or free with a Giant Steps admisssion.


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 arm 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. 

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. 


8:15 AM Registration opens
9:00 AM Day-time
  • Conference Open
  • Plenary I:  Resilience: Defying the Odds and Pushing Through
  • Breakout Sessions and Workshops I 
  • Panel: Money, Survival, Success...?
  • (At Least) 10 Legal Things Every Giant Stepper Should Know
  • The Basics of Moving Pictures: How, Where, and Why They're Effective
  • How to Network on the Internet without Being Sleazy
  • Working Across Countries (global panel)
  • LUNCH (including optional, open-format roundtable discussions)
  • Plenary II:  How to Stand Out
  • Breakout Sessions and Workshops II
  • Panel: Making a Life:  Family, Fun, Finances, and more...
  • Tax Tips for the Young(ish) and the Receiptless
  • Crafting Content: Sharing the Story of What You Make and Do
  • Open Forum: Topics by You
  • Plenary III:  Building and Growing Multiple Endeavors at Once
  • Conference Close
5:30 PM Happy Hour and More Networking
9:30 PM Giant Steps After-Party with MPLS at Bunkers

Throughout the day, we'll have:

  • Springboard for the Arts providing information and answering questions about MNSure and new healthcare options
  • TPT's Open Air harvesting your ideas to video so you can share
  • Drawings for free business services, gift cards, tickets, and art--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


The organizers of Giant Steps reserve the right to change this agenda at any time.

Directions to the Minneapolis Convention Center and Parking Information: 


We recommend parking in the underground lot directly across from the Convention Center for easiest access to the area where Giant Steps will be held (on the second level at the west end, above Exhibit Hall E).