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Coworking guru Alex Hillman visits Minneapolis for the first time

  • Villa Rosa Room, Minneapolis Institute of Arts 2400 Third Avenue South Minneapolis, MN USA (map)

Here's a cause for celebration!

Join us for a very special evening with Alex Hillman and talk about coworking and community building. This “gotta be there” event is Hillman’s first-ever visit to Minnesota. He's coming as part of a collaboration between OTA Conversations and What's Up Pop Up, and convened at Hothouse @ArtsMIA, a coworking pilot project taking place at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. He'll be speaking about "Indy Hall 8 Years In: How one of America's leading coworking spaces can demonstrate its success."

Free, but register HERE please so we know you're coming.

Indy Hall’s ambition is to make Philadelphia (and the world) a better place for people to do what they love and to live the good life. Indy Hall founders believe in “the good life” in the Greek sense of the term, and they’re living it through Indy Hall. What is the good life?  It’s one that’s… with relationships, ideas, emotion, health and vigor, recognition and contribution, passion and fulfillment, and great accomplishment and enduring achievement."

Indy Hall has been working to find the best ways to show the impact the space has had on people, on small business development, and on economic development and the creative economy of Philadelphia.  Hear Alex talk about the place, the work, and the stories, data, and video interviews that document its impact on individuals and communities.

Hillman, author of the popular blog Dangerously Awesome, has this to say about himself:

Alex Hillman had trouble writing this bio. Most bios are just trivial accolades and accomplishments...and how useful is that to you? Alex wanted to convey something else in this brief bit of text, which is basically: He would probably like you if he got to know you.  You should know that Alex believes in these 3 truths:  - True communities & great collaborations start with the foundation of trusting and meaningful relationships.  - Learning is a part of everyday life, and we learn best from each other. - Do, or do not. There is no try. JFDI.  If you *still* really want to glance at Alex's credentials, though, he is best known for co-founding Indy Hall in Philadelphia, one of the first and oldest coworking communities in the world. He's shared details about Indy Hall's techniques and approach to building authentic communities, through often radical transparency and real world stories. This has attracted business and community leaders around the world to learn from his experiences.  He tweets as @alexhillman, and writes at, but the BEST way to find out more about Alex (including his clients, projects, and collaborations) is to start by introducing yourself.

Free, but please register HERE.

Later Event: October 25
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