32nd Annual Conference

March 10-12, 2020

Minneapolis Convention Center, Minnesota

New This Year

Each year, we introduce new and exciting features for all conference participants to experience. Learn more about these exciting new features below.

Expanded Wellness Center

Conferences of this size can be both stimulating and draining. It is important that participants have ample space to rest, relax and rejuvenate. This year’s Wellness Center provides space to experiment with new health and wellness technology, exercise mindfulness and meditation, stretch, enjoy massage therapy, engage through creativity and more.

The expanded Wellness Center is located in The Forum’s Marketplace of Ideas.

The Arts Series

The arts help us open up to things we seek to understand in new ways. Performance spaces in the marketplace will feature presentations by local artists who bring vastly different experiences that reflect our culturally rich and diverse community. In addition, curated visual art by Augsburg University students will be installed throughout the Marketplace. Participants will have the opportunity to interact or dialogue with artists to learn the motivation for their artistic expression and inform deeper personal learning.

The Arts Series is located in The Forum’s Marketplace of Ideas.

The Arts Series

The arts help us open up to things we seek to understand in new ways. Performance spaces in the marketplace will feature presentations by local artists who bring vastly different experiences that reflect our culturally rich and diverse community. In addition, curated visual art by Augsburg University students will be installed throughout the Marketplace. Participants will have the opportunity to interact or dialogue with artists to learn the motivation for their artistic expression and inform deeper personal learning.

The Arts Series is located in The Forum’s Marketplace of Ideas.

New Attendee Cohorts

Attending The Forum for the first time can seem daunting. With 1500 attendees, an expansive meeting site and numerous choices to network, engage, and learn we want newcomers to feel supported. Cohorts lead by knowledgeable mentors will provide a sense of connectedness and information new attendees need before during and after to make the most of their first-time annual conference experience.

Learn more about the New Attendee Cohorts here.

Offsite Immersive Learning Experiences

Deep learning is something that comes over time. It requires exercising curiosity, risking discomfort and stepping outside what is familiar. Day one of the 2020 Forum will offer a new type of learning in the form of half-day immersive sessions outside the conference venue in Twin Cities locations specific to the topic of learning. Highly participatory experiential sessions will be led by skilled presenters around three topics.

View the available Offsite Immersive Learning Experiences.

Offsite Immersive Learning Experiences

Deep learning is something that comes over time. It requires exercising curiosity, risking discomfort and stepping outside what is familiar. Day one of the 2020 Forum will offer a new type of learning in the form of half-day immersive sessions outside the conference venue in Twin Cities locations specific to the topic of learning. Highly participatory experiential sessions will be led by skilled presenters around three topics.

View the available Offsite Immersive Learning Experiences.

Universal Innovation: Invention Sprint

Innovation is increasingly important to designing workplace solutions that work for all, not some. As a part of this year’s Forum, Onova co-founders Helen Yin and Victor Li will help unlock the power of open innovation by engaging participants in an “invention sprint.” Workgroups comprised of college students and business professionals will engage in competition to invent solutions to future-focused challenges in less than 8 hours. Demonstrations of these solutions will be on display and judged in a breakout session on Thursday, March 12. The winning team will be announced and awards made at the closing general session on the final day of the conference.

Learn more about the Invention Sprint at The Forum’s Marketplace of Ideas.

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion®
2211 Riverside Ave, CB 54
Minneapolis, MN 55454
workplaceforum@augsburg.edu
(612) 373-5994

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