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:
Using Social Platforms to Make an Actual Difference
Co-hosted with MPLS MadWomen

Morgan Spurlock

Documentary Filmmaker

Lunch Keynote:
Creating World Changing Content, One Story at a Time


Chuck Klosterman

Author & Cultural Critic

Closing Keynote:
But What If? Visualizing the Far Future


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

Clay Collins
Co-Founder & Board Chairman, Leadpages

Rob Flessner
Co-Founder and CEO, Vugo

Scott Litman
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Equals 3

Marty Wetherall
Director of Innovation, Fallon

Robert Moseley
Director of Solution Engineering, Cloudinary

Josh Braaten
CEO/Co-Founder, Brandish Insights

Chris Bondhus
Senior Director, Demand Generation, Brightcove

Heather Murphy
VP of Performance Content & Social Media, Nina Hale / Performance Digital

Kathleen Petersen
VP of Media, Nina Hale/Performance Digital

Maria Sipka
Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Linqia

Joe Piaskowy
Digital Marketing Manager, Social Newsroom, Influencers, and Experience, McDonald's

Morgan Molitor
Influencer & Blogger, construction2style

Brett Kreisman
Lead Brand Partner, Linqia

Craig Key
VP Marketing, Bite Squad

Amy Vener
Retail Vertical Strategy Lead, Pinterest

Martha Krueger
Co-Founder & CEO, The Social Lights®

Christopher Clarke
Creative Director, Oath

Eric Perkins Sports Anchor & Sports Director, KARE 11

Craig Pladson

Marketing Director, GoKart Labs

Brendon Schrader

CEO, Antenna

Mitch Hawes

Digital Marketing Specialist, Minneapolis Institute of Art

Katherine Guarino,

Digital Marketing Communications Planner, General Mills

Jenny Park

Senior Marketing Communications Planner — Cheerios, General Mills

Lori Davis

President, Martin Williams


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