The MIMA Summit is the largest gathering of digital creatives, technologists, storytellers, advertisers, marketers, and product strategists in the Midwest. The Summit injects new creative and forward-thinking energy into our audience of professionals who work at agencies, Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and creative collaboratives.

Keynote Speakers

Elizabeth Nyamayaro

Founder HeForShe

Opening Keynote:
How to Create a Social Movement
Co-hosted with MPLS MadWomen

Morgan Spurlock

Documentary Filmmaker

Lunch Keynote:
The Greatest Lecture Ever Told


Chuck Klosterman

Author & Cultural Critic

Closing Keynote:
But What If? Visualizing the Far Future


Angel Evan
Angel Evan, Inc

Brett Diamond
Minnesota Vikings Director of Partnership Activation


Julie Batliner
Carmichael Lynch Relate President

Andrea Mokros
Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Vice President of Communications and Events

Elizabeth McDonnell
U.S. Bank's Chief Marketing Officer

Steve Rudolph
Chief Storyteller at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management

David Hussman

Carolyn Strauss
Home Shopping Network

Brett Baldwin
Managing Digital Producer for Minnesota's Public Radio's The Current

Angie Bastian
Co-Founder of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP

Dave Schneider
Chief Marketing Officer of Red Wing Shoe Company

Tim Brunelle
VP Creative Director at BBDO Minneapolis

Omar Ansari
Surly Brewing Co.

Jana Shortal
KARE 11 News Anchor


Thursday, October 12th, 2017


7:00 am - 8:00 am               Networking Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:25 am               Opening Keynote featuring Elizabeth Nyamayaro

9:25 am - 9:45 am               Break | VIP Sponsor Meet & Greet

9:45 am - 10:40 am             First Set of Breakout Sessions

10:40 am - 11:00 am           Break

11:00 am - 11:55 am           Second Set of Breakout Sessions

11:55 am - 1:30 pm             Lunch Keynote featuring Morgan Spurlock

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm               Break |VIP Sponsor Meet & Greet

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm               Third Set of Breakout Sessions

2:55 pm - 3:15 pm               Break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm               Closing Keynote featuring Chuck Klosterman

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm               Closing Reception



Hilton Downtown Minneapolis

1001 S Marquette Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403