With April right around the corner, Three Deep is proud to present its April 2011 calendar, marking one year of bringing you interactive and online marketing events in the Minneapolis and St. Paul community. Have more events to share? Please tweet us @threedeep!

April 4th
MIMA CATFOA #4: Anders Sjostedt, Hyper Island USA
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Fine Line Music Cafe

Join us for the third session of Conversations About The Future Of Advertising on Monday, April 4, 2011 when we welcome Hyper Island USA Managing Director Anders Sjostedt (@anderssjostedt).

April 5th
MNAMA Burke Research Seminar
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Medtronic World Headquarters

In today's competitive environment, making the right business decisions is crucial. Using market research can help increase sales and profitability and save money by ensuring that you are "on target" with your products and services. Save money and travel costs for this one-day session with the premier market research training company, Burke Institute. This seminar is designed for marketing professionals—market researchers as well as market managers and others who want to understand how to use research in decision-making. Both B2B and B2C markets will be covered.

April 7th
MWMC Seasoned Professionals: Peer Go Round
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Tryg's Restaurant

Whether you work at a large or small company, your best ideas often come from peers. Looking for advice on a project?  Have a campaign idea you want to test out?  In this Peer Go-Round for Seasoned Professionals, we will be leveraging the power of group brainstorming.  You will come with a question and leave with 20 good answers. You will gain and share wisdom, meeting new colleagues and deepening your connections.

AIGA Cocktails with Creatives: The American Swedish Institute
6:00 - 8:00 pm
The American Swedish Institute

Even if there’s still snow on the ground, spring will be here soon! Cocktails with Creatives will be at The American Swedish Instituteon Thursday, April 7th, from 6–8 p.m. Of particular note, The America Swedish Institute will be featuring the art of Jesper Löfvenborg. We’re excited to see all the returning faces and the new ones.

April 13th
MIMA Spring Socializing IRL!
5:15 - 8:00 pm
Location TBD

The where and when will be announced soon, but plan to do the social networking IRL.

April 14th
MWMC New Member Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 am
Woman's Club of Minneapolis

MWMC is eager to connect with our newest members at the upcoming New Member Breakfast. Join us for a continental breakfast, meet MWMC board members, learn how membership has genuinely impacted our board member’s professional lives and network with other new members. Help us meet our mission of fostering collaborative relationships and championing women in business. We want to meet you!

Ad Fed Happy Hour at Fast Horse
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Fast Horse

Be sure to hit the Happy Hour at Fast Horse on Thursday, April 14. It will be a great opportunity to check out a groovy agency and mingle with plenty of advertising, marketing and design folks. Fast Horse is an innovative, non-traditional marketing shop with an impressive roster of clients and shelf or two of awards.

April 19th
MWMC Learning Lunch: Minding and Managing your Personal Brand Online
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus - Opus Hall

From marketing to education to building a community for yourself and your brand, there are myriad opportunities being missed. This session aims to bridge the gap by equipping attendees with the tools they need to make good use of digital tools now. Attendees will learn basic social media strategies and skills that you can immediately put to work for yourself, and your business.

April 21st
Ad Fed's Getting Surly
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Surly Brewery

Ad Fed’s Getting Surly! The first 75 people to join or renew Ad Fed membership during the months of March/April 2011 get an invite to a FREE limited availability, private tour and beer sampling event at Surly Brewery on Thursday, April 21. Founder and President, Omar Ansari, will be giving the tour and sharing the history of how this iconic Minnesota brand came to be. He will also be taking questions afterward. Have you seen the Surly tour waiting list? Avoid the wait and renew/join now! This is your chance…

April 22nd
SMBMSP #36: Activism
8:00 - 10:00 am
Location TBD

Social media is greater than simply sharing, marketing, or making friends. It's about changing the world, and some folks really understand what this means. We'll explore our changing world through the use of social activisim online and talk about what that means for all of us.

April 27th
Ad Fed Mentorship Event
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Spill the Wine

The Ad Fed Mentorship Circle program allows members to engage individually with industry professionals by meeting them in a casual group setting. These Mentorship Circle events are held four times a year and offer networking, discussion and group mentorship based on areas of interest.

April 28th
MNAMA Customer Loyalty and 1:1 Relationships with Emerging Medical Technologies
7:30 - 9:30 am
United Leadership Academy

Learn, from case studies in such areas as preventive care, chronic illness, online and print communications, and smart apps, how industry innovations are evolving to foster patient loyalty and better influence patient outcomes.

AIGA Coffee Break Series: Mayo Clinic
8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Mayo Clinic

This event will showcase the various in-house groups, who use research and design to deliver on Mayo Clinic’s primary value: the needs of the patient come first. Encompassing all media, our in-house teams have the ability to connect brand touchpoints, and help provide a seamless experience for all.

April 29th
AIGA Pivot: St. Cloud State
5:30 - 7:30 pm
St. Cloud State University

Official details are still firming up, but the next Pivot will be hosted by the AIGA MN Student Group at Saint Cloud State.
The Pivot Series is designed as an opportunity for AIGA student groups to develop programming for their fellow students who reside and study in the upper Midwest.