As we greet the colder October weather and the wonder of fall colors, your favorite groups and associations bring you a great assortment of events to meet all of your needs. Want to learn more about SEO, new media, digital, social change? Or are you seeking a happy hour or meetup to catch up with old connections? The October calendar has all of the above! As usual, if you'd like to see an event on here, please contact us!

October 7th
Java Meetup Minneapolis 8 (#JMU612) : SEO - Currently Sold Out
Urban Bean Cafe
8:00 – 10:00 am

This JMU will cover all aspects of SEO - From SEO basics - to changing of HTML source codes, search engine friendly designs to black hat SEO, backlinks to inbound links, Wikipedia search to Facebook search.

Cocktails with Creatives: Baker
Baker Offices
6:00 - 8:00 pm

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.

October 8th
Employee Communications (@MinnesotaPRSA)
Select Comfort Offices
7:30 - 9:30 am

One of the lesser publicized but oh-so-important disciplines in communications is Internal Communications. Engaging your employee public and aligning them behind the goals of the organization is the crucial factor separating successful, growth-driving companies and a failing organizations. Join us for a riveting discussion around best practices and insights as told through the Select Comfort story.

October 12th
Emerging Trends in Traditional and New Media Consumption (#MNAMA)
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Campus
7:30 - 9:30 am

Join MN AMA for a special presentation by Natalie Suski, strategy consultant at Frank N. Magid Associates, Inc., examining the emerging trends in media consumption.

October 13th
Meet and Mingle (#meetmingle)
Patrick McGovern's Pub
5:30 - 7:00 pm

Meet & Mingle with PRSA and Beehive PR on the St. Paul side of the river. October’s event will be held at McGovern’s Pub in the heart of St. Paul. Hosted by Beehive PR, this event will allow you to network with other public relations professionals while learning more about an up-and-coming PR agency.

"Bring me the head of George Parker" (#adfed)
The Hyatt Hotel, Minneapolis
11:15 am - 1:30 pm

George Parker has spent more than thirty-five years in the Madison Avenue salt mines with such major agencies as Ogilvy & Mather, Young & Rubicam, Chiat Day. J. Walter Thompson and many others. Bold. Profane. In your face. Unapologetic. Constantly railing on “Big Dumb Agencies” and the stupid clients that hire them.

Happy Hour Event: How Leaders Make Great Decisions
Ciento - Golden Valley
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Hear Nick Tasler, award winning author of The Impulse Factor: An innovative approach to better decision-making (Simon & Schuster, 2008), share his insight on "How Great Leaders Make Great Decisions".

October 14th
AdFed Happy Hour at CRASH+SUES
5:30 - 8:30pm

So are we. Join Ad Fed/Ad2 members for happy hour at Minneapolis’ own CRASH+SUES, where you’ll get an inside look at how this talented group takes your work from “raw” to “finished.” We will mix and mingle, eat and drink, as well as get scoop on post production from the crew at CRASH+SUES.

October 21st
Women Launching Women: Expanding your Brand and Deeping Community Relationships
Guthrie Theater
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Join MWMC for an intimate event at the Guthrie Theater with Trish Santini, who will share the challenges and successes of expanding the brand for the world-renowned Guthrie and talk about how she has deepened the theater’s relationship with the Twin Cities community.

October 22nd
Funding Social Change
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

The workshop will focus on funding strategies for socially responsible projects that are not client-based.

An interactive presentation is followed by small group collaboration where attendees get the opportunity to apply new skills to an actual project by creating a project budget, marketing plan and funding strategy under the guidance of the instructor.

October 26th
New! Evening Digital Series
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Vic's on the Minneapolis Waterfront

Join the MN AMA for the first of their special Digital Series programs as the panel of digital experts discusses how you can how to frame your planning efforts to best achieve your desired audience response. Plus, learn why just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should.