International Go Congress
August 1st – August 9th
Several hundred Go players from around the world come together once a year at the US Go Congress to play serious and casual games, to learn from stronger players, to teach weaker players, and to renew friendships. Professional Go players from the US and several foreign countries give lectures, analyze games for attendees, play simultaneous games against attendees, and participate in the top tournaments. This group of over 400 participants will be coming to St. Thomas through this event, and we encourage you to come and check-out this fun program!
Wells Fargo is fundraising for the American Cancer Society, the Bennett Clayton Foundation, and Vail Place through an Annual Treasury Management Charity Golf Classic. The University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus is hosting the Sponsor Reception of 200 people as an opportunity for all to connect prior to the golf event which will occur the next day.
The Certified Financial Analysts (CFA) Society of Minnesota is a professional organization for investment professionals in the Twin Cities and throughout the Upper Midwest region. With 1,300 members in five states, and across a broad scope of firms, they serve through relevant educational programming, career resources, membership support, and networking & leadership opportunities. Their InvestMNt Conference on the Minneapolis Campus is hosting 300 people with large group speakers and numerous breakout sessions.
School of the New Evangelization
August 9th - August 14th
Saint Paul's Outreach actively invites college students to a life of Christian discipleship. SNE, School of New Evangelization, is a weeklong program that trains college students to become active in their faith and to lead their peers to do the same. Over 300 college students from around the country will attend this weeklong program and stay on campus in the residence halls at St. Thomas.
St. Paul Public Schools (SPPS) Administrators' Academy
August 10th - August 11th
Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) is one of Minnesota's largest school districts with more than 39,000 students. Superintendent Valeria Silva began leading SPPS in 2010, following more than two decades as a teacher, principal and administrator. Highly trained and deeply dedicated staff, cutting-edge academic programs, and strong community support are among the district’s hallmarks. Our student population is diverse, with students who speak more than 125 languages and dialects. The Administrator’s Academy will host their meeting in St. Thomas’s Woulfe Hall with over 200 attendees.
Midwest HS Conference
Based out of Bloomington, the Minnesota Chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is a forum to exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand, develop, implement and support existing and future SQL Server technologies. The technical sessions provide a professional, fun and educational environment for all levels of expertise. SQLSaturday is a training event for SQL Server Professionals and anyone interested in the program as a full day of learning at the Minneapolis Campus. There will be 300 people that have access to twelve sessions covering a variety of related topics.
Urban Sustainability USDN Conference
October 26th - October 29th
Coming together for the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, these members have proven a sustainable lifestyle and are committed to Green cities. USDN members, their cities and stories are profiled in "The Guide to Greening Cities" by Sadhu Aufochs Johnston, Steven S. Nicholas, and Julia Parzen (2013). This is the first book written from the perspective of municipal leaders with successful, on-the-ground experience working to advance green city goals. This group of 150 people are joining us on the Minneapolis Campus to learn from one another as peers with similar goals in mind.