This September, while the youngins are going back to school, brush off your business cards and get back into networking with these great networking and discussion events held by the local marketing organizations. Take a look at the Top Minneapolis Online Marketing Events for September 2011 - Enjoy!

September 8th
AdFed/Ad2 - Membership Party
5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tom Pham's Wondrous Azian Kitchen

Ad Fed/Ad2 memberships and renewals will be discounted BIG on this night-only along with drink specials and FREE Azian appetizers. Bring your credit card and a friend. (That’s right, in order to qualify for the BIG membership discount this year you must bring a friend to the party.) So come, meet, learn and enjoy. Ad Fed is better with friends.

September 13th
MNAMA - Was That on the Air?
7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
University of St. Thomas, Opus Hall

Have you ever noticed how some professionals excel at media interviews? This doesn't happen by chance – it takes preparation and a solid understanding what makes the media tick. Join us as Steve Goodyear shares his insights on preparing effectively for media success. You'll gain key insights that can help you to be more media savvy, personally and on behalf of your company.

September 14th
MIMA - Fall Networking
5:15 p.m.

You can check in and tweet that you're there, but get out from behind the digital and do a little IRL social networking.

September 21st
AdFed - Mentorship Event
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Spill the Wine, Minneapolis

These Mentorship Circle Events are held four times a year and offer networking, discussion and group mentorship based on areas of interest, including: interactive, account planning, account services, creative, media, public relations, and corporate marketing.

September 22nd
PRSA - Diversity & Inclusion Panel
7:30 - 10:00 a.m.
8400 Tower

The 2010 Census shows we are more diverse as a population than ever before. Join us for an engaging panel discussion designed to bring greater awareness to the topic of diversity and inclusion in the markets served by Minnesota PRSA. This conversation will seek to bring greater awareness to the topic of diversity and inclusion in our community, share best practices, discuss challenges and define what diversity and inclusion means to public relations professionals.

September 26th
AdFed - Martinis with Cindy Gallop
5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
The Fine Line Music Cafe

What is the future of advertising? Cindy Gallop, founder & CEO of IfWeRanTheWorld and former chairman, BBH New York, tackles the question on everyone's minds with some highly subjective and thought-provoking views on the new marketing reality, the interface between creativity and technology, how ad agencies should be restructuring themselves, and what social media really means.

+Diane Kulseth