Your favorite interactive marketing groups have compiled a calendar of events that will impress you and further growth in digital media, social media, online marketing, PR, advertising, and more - in the midst of elections, Thanksgiving, and Black Friday!

November 2nd
AMA's Fall Marketing Mixer
6:00 - 9:00 pm
The Depot

Election Day is also MN AMA's Fall Marketing Mixer Day! Come hear from dynamic communicator and connector of people, Keith Privette, a Senior Business Analyst at Target Corporation as he shares his approach to making business connections and establishing your personal brand through social media.

November 3rd
AIGA's Design Conversations: James Victore + Debbie Millman
5:oo - 8:00 pm
W Minneapolis - The Foshay

Part Three of AIGA's Design Conversations. Join the conversation with some of the nation’s leading creative geniuses as they discuss the state of visual arts, brand identity, and design. Produced by Rocket Design Studios.

MWMC Speed Networking
5:30 - 8:00 pm

We live in a fast-paced world that requires us to interact virtually with almost anyone. While technology is great for maintaining connections, it doesn‘t beat face-to-face communication. Come prepared with your business cards to meet a variety of your peers and leave with new friends, connections and a start to building new relationships.

November 4th
Java Meetup Minneapolis (#JMU612)
8:00 - 9:30 am
Urban Bean Coffee

Learn the impact of Social Media ROI and what other elements exist for the socialization of marketing, media, and the dynamics of engagement. Adaptations include Return on Engagement, Return on Participation, Return on Involvement, Return on Attention, and Return on Trust. Which ROI is best for your business?

Ad Fed Live in Studio: Your Full Access Pass to WCCO Radio
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Mission American Kitchen

If you are in advertising, you need to know about radio broadcast. This is your chance. Come mix and mingle with the best in the ad biz and get a tour of CBS Radio at the upcoming Ad2 happy hour at MISSION American Kitchen – straight class.

AIGA's Cocktails with Creatives: Thom Pham's
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Thom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen

Each month AIGA Minnesota hosts a mixer event at various bars and restaurants around the Twin Cities. This event is a great networking and social opportunity so bring your business cards and your ideas! Members and non-members alike are welcome.

November 8th
MN AMA Annual Conference
7:00 am - 6:00 pm

So the economy’s out of control and your marketing strategies aren’t working. No worries. We’ll show you how to conquer the chaos. This year’s program offers sessions tailored to the B2B or B2C professional on topics like research and analytics, social media, and the new marketing climate. Learn how to reinvent your marketing and conquer the chaos.

November 10th
Ad Fed Agency Revolution with Derek Robson: Reinventing Goodby, Silverstein & Partners
7:45 - 9:30 am

Change or die. It's a reality facing almost every agency today. Even the agencies with the best reputations are struggling to find their place in the ever-shifting world of advertising. Come learn how one man helped transform Goodby from an agency best known for eye-popping TV commercials into the multi-platform marketing machine it is today.

November 12th
Ad Fed The Dog & Pony Show
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

Check out the official Dog & Pony Show website for more information on this event!

November 13th
AIGA Pivot :: Bridge
1:00 - 5:00 pm

Bridging the gap between college life, and the design world is one of the biggest steps student level designers face at this stage in their lives. At Pivot :: Bridge we’re hoping to make that transition a little bit easier. We’re inviting several University of Wisconsin-Stout alumni who have successfully entered the design world within the past few years and landed jobs at the highly influential and innovative interactive design firm space150.

November 13th - 14th
APR Fall Weekend Study Course
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Get started on the learning for your Accreditation in Public Relations with help from Minnesota PRSA! A continental breakfast will be served. Lunch is on your own. Parking is free.

November 16th
MWMC Learning Lunch: Delivering Effective Presentations
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus, Opus Hall 201

What are the secrets to coming across as a confident and engaging presenter every time you speak? For most of us, we know an interesting and exciting speaker when we see him or her, but how do we project those same qualities when we speak? In 60 minutes you’ll get a solid review of the six most important delivery skills you need to come across as a dynamic speaker.

MN AMA Building the On-Demand Brand: Top 5 Digital Marketing Trends for 2011
5:00 - 8:30 pm
Vic's on the Minneapolis Waterfront

Join MN AMA and nationally acclaimed author, speaker and frequent media commentator,Rick Mathieson—author of The On-Demand Brand: 10 Rules for Digital Marketing Success in an Anytime, Everywhere World for an exclusive event exploring the major digital trends that will affect your marketing efforts in 2011. Learn how to identify and capitalize on the right mix of channels and interactions to build awareness and demand—before your audience hits the snooze button.

November 17th
MIMA Breakfast with TBD (and special guest TBA)
7:30 - 10:00 am
McNamara Alumni Center, U of M Campus

TBD & TBA together again, for one final rock-slposion!! Rumors were confirmed today when the popular duo confirmed a Reunion Concert to be held somewhere in the Twin Cities on Wednesday, November 17, 2010. MIMA members in attendance will no doubt hear their TBD/TBA favorites: “Indecision,” “I Can’t Make Up My Mind,” “Waffle” and the surprise country cross-over hit “If I Knew What I Wanted I Wouldn’t Be Who I Am.” Tickets go on sale today.

November 18th
AIGA In-House Designers' Coffee Break
2:30 - 4:30 pm

Waxing or Waning: Print’s Relevance In The Media Mix. Join us Thursday, November 18 for an encore presentation from 2010 Design Camp speaker Daniel Dejan.

Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Minnesota Search Engine Marketing Association at our first official event the "Search Party: MnSEM Launch".
Get to know MnSEM and our members with an evening of networking, drinks, and of course talking search!

November 19th
Social Media Breakfast - Minneapolis/St. Paul #31 - Mobile and Social Media (#SMBMSP)
8:00 - 10:00 am
Location TBD

Discussion surrounding mobile and social media.