2018 schedule

bushCONNECT will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018, at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. We also invite you to kick things off the night before at our welcome reception.

Each attendee is assigned tickets to salons and/or sessions; you can keep them or trade if you'd like! Log into the event app to view your tickets!

On Sunday

pm

3:30p - 5:00p
Pre-Event Activity!
We're hosting free walking tours of the historic riverfront area.
The lively crew from The Theater of Public Policy will take groups toward either FINNEGANS Brew Co. or Izzy's Ice Cream. Sign up.

 

reception

5:00p - 7:00p
Join the Bush Foundation and our partners for a Welcome Reception at the Guthrie Theater on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Meet other bushCON attendees, pick up your registration materials early, and start exchanging session tickets in person. We'll have light food and drinks.

On Monday

am

7:30a - 8:30a
Registration, Breakfast, Making Connections

8:30a - 9:00a
Welcome & Kick Off

9:00a - 9:30a
Network Zone & Passing Time

9:30a - 10:45a
Session 1

10:45a - 11:15a
Network Zone & Passing Time

11:15a - 12:00p
Keynote

pm

12:00p - 1:15p
Lunch + Network Zone & Passing Time

1:15p - 2:30p
Session 2

2:30p - 3:00p
Network Zone & Passing Time

3:00p - 4:15p
Session 3

4:15p - 4:30p
Network Zone & Passing Time

4:30p - 5:00p
Closing Session & Performance

5:00p - 6:00p
Reception

SESSIONS

Breaking Ice Cast

Breaking Ice

An entertaining & thought-provoking theatre experience around difficult issues
Pillsbury House Theatre

Constructing Your Narrative, Brick by Brick

Amee McDonald
Amee
McDonald
John Gebretatose
John
Gebretatose
Simone Ahuja

Disrupt it Yourself

How You Can Drive Fast and Frugal Innovation From Within Your Organization
Dr. Simone
Ahuja
Michelle Hutchison

Escalator Pitch

Hone your pitch on the Guthrie’s four-story escalator
Michelle
Hutchison

Everyday Innovator

How to Use the Power of Improvisation and Design Thinking to Create Shared Understanding
Elena Imaretska
Elena
Imaretska
Jim Delaney
Jim
Delaney

From Hollering to Healing

Radical Self-Care in Challenging Times
Dr. Joi Lewis
Dr. Joi
Lewis
Lisa Moore
Dr. Lisa L.
Moore
Nasreen Mohamed
Nasreen
Mohamed 

Giant Steps Presents!

Cast a Wider Net: Seeking Out 'Unlikely Collaborations’ to Create New Opportunities
Susan
Campion
Sameh
Wadi
Houston
White

Navigating Systems Change

Steph Jacobs
Steph
Jacobs
Isadora Tabue
Isadora
Tabue
Sook Jin Ong
Sook Jin
Ong
Diana Beck
Diana
Beck
Jen Mein
Jen
Mein

Reckoning

Understanding Racism through Culture, The Body and Generational Trauma
Tricia Heuring
Tricia
Heuring
Mike Bishop
Mike
Bishop
Resmaa Menakem
Resmaa
Menakem
Mychal Tikar-Fisher
Mychal
Tikar-Fisher
Sarah White
Sarah
White

Responsibilities and Obligations

Understanding Mitákuye Oyásʼiŋ—Engaging Community by Elevating Cultural Identities
Mary V. Bordeaux
Mary
V. Bordeaux
Clementine Bordeaux
Clementine
Bordeaux
Layli Long Soldier
Layli
Long Soldier
Dusty L. Nelson
Dusty
L. Nelson
Peter J. Strong
Peter
J. Strong

Story Circle of Engagement

Sweet Potato Comfort Pie—A Catalyst for Caring and Building Community
Rose McGee
Rose
McGee
Roslyn Harmon
Roslyn
Harmon
Leslie Badue
Leslie
Badue
Kate Towle
Kate
Towle
Aaron Preusse

The Art of Stage Combat

A Contest of Generosity
Aaron
Preusse

Transformative Leadership

The Multicultural Advantage
Bo Thao-Urabe
Bo
Thao-Urabe
Randy Reyes
Randy
Reyes
David Mura
David
Mura

Using Storytelling as a Tool to Educate, Empower, and Build Empathy Across Difference

Tea Rozman Clark
Tea
Rozman Clark
Zaynab Abdi
Zaynab
Abdi
Angel Henriquez
Angel
Henriquez
Wendy St. Felix
Wendy
St. Felix
Lah Lah
Lah
Lah

What Went Wrong?

Finding Our Way to Social Change Through the Lens of “Wrongness”
Susan Ann Gust
Susan
Ann Gust
Katie Johnston-Goodstar
Katie
Johnston-Goodstar
Cathy Jordan
Cathy
Jordan
Brian Lozenski
Brian
Lozenski
Sinda Nichols
Sinda
Nichols
Brian Xiong
Brian
Xiong