Upcoming events

    • July 25, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Fargo Civic Center 207 4th Street North Fargo, ND 58102

    Embrace the uncharted realms of "If", where the only limit is the extent of your curiosity.

    Imagine being transported to a space that feels both strange and familiar—a dreamscape where reality and imagination intertwine. This year, we dare you to journey into the enigmatic terrain of the unknown at TEDxFargo 2024, where "If" beckons the curious, the daring, and the dreamers. In a departure from the conventional, we invite you to step beyond the boundaries of the expected and encourage you to embrace the ethereal, the in-between, and the uncharted.

    TEDxFargo focuses on engaging attendees in a world-class experience by showcasing the best of our community. Join us on July 25th, 2024, as our carefully curated lineup of speakers take you on a journey of perpetual curiosity, inviting you to challenge assumptions, question certainties, and explore the myriad "what if" scenarios that dance on the periphery of our consciousness. This year, we consciously choose the path less traveled and invite you to embrace the ethereal, the in-between, and the uncharted.


    You can explore our speakers and find additional information on the TEDxFargo website here.


    Just as the theme "if" invites us to ponder the unknown, our Curated Dinner add-on experience offers an opportunity to engage with fellow attendees who share a passion for exploration and curiosity. Here's how it works:

    You will be matched with 3-4 members of the community who have also opted in to the dinner experience, with your personalized location shared with you as we get closer to the event. The experience will be held on July 24th, 2024, from 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Included in your registration will be your meal, an appetizer to share, and 1 drink, paired with an evening of diverse perspectives and enriching dialogue. Tickets purchased together will likely be split up across separate dinners. Bon appétit!


    To purchase group tickets, please contact Natalie Lemnus at nataliel@emergingprairie.com.


    If you are interested in sponsoring TEDxFargo, please contact Natalie Lemnus at nataliel@emergingprairie.com.

    ABOUT TEDxFargo

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxFargo, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxFargo event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


    TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

    TEDxFargo reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at this event without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video for media, promotional, and marketing uses. By registering to this event, you agree to these terms.

    • September 10, 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • Bismarck, ND

    GNDC invites you to attend the 2024 Policy Summit on Tuesday, September 10, in Bismarck. This annual event brings together business and government leaders to discuss policies impacting North Dakota's business climate and address issues impacting our state's future growth.

    This premier public policy forum is a non-partisan event open to members and non-members of the Greater North Dakota Chamber. Attendees have cited that the event's success is due to GNDC's commitment to ensuring various views are represented on the presented issues.  


    • September 12, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 1805 Main Ave W 1805 Main Avenue West West Fargo, ND 58078

    Autonomous Nation is a conference bringing together the best and brightest minds in the autonomous industry. Join influential stakeholders, industry entrepreneurs, and innovators leading the way in advancing autonomous technology!

    From tackling workforce shortages to eliminating inefficiencies and bridging technology gaps, this conference will showcase the latest innovations and solutions that will shape the future of our industry. We will also feature several live demonstrations to showcase the latest technology in real-time and real- world demonstrations!

    • September 26, 2024
    • Valley City State University

    Save the date, Thursday, September 26, 2024, and join us for an engaging conference that will explore the intersection of humanity and artificial intelligence. As part of the conversation, you will discover how AI is shaping our world, impacting industries, and transforming the way we work!  Very shortly, we will be sharing the lineup of presenters, focus presentations, along with information on registration and other notes of interest .  If you have questions, please contact dakota.digital.academy@ndus.edu.

    • October 01, 2024
    • October 02, 2024

    The 7th Annual CyberCon at Bismarck State College

    • October 24, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Memorial Union, University of North Dakota 2901 University Ave Grand Forks, ND 58202

    Join us on October 24th for Grand Farm's fourth annual Space Ag Conference, where we will dive — or shall we say, launch — into the cutting-edge advancements in agriculture technology designed to revolutionize both space and Earth. By tackling the unique challenges of space agriculture, we unlock innovative solutions that can transform our agricultural practices here on our home planet.

    Our global production systems are undergoing a significant transformation towards sustainable practices and enhanced food security. Space agriculture holds the promise of helping farmers achieve higher crop yields while using less land and energy. This conference is your chance to envision a bold future for agriculture and explore the limitless possibilities that space technology offers.

    This conference will also be streamed virtually.

    Goals of the Conference:

    • Inspire Innovation: Encourage the next generation of thinkers and doers to dream big.
    • Explore Possibilities: Investigate agricultural advancements through the unique perspective of space
    • Foster Collaboration: Accelerate innovation through collaborative efforts with NASA and the space industry
    • Address Challenges: Understand and tackle the unique hurdles of space agriculture.


    • Startup Founders: Innovators driving the future of AgTech.
    • Government Contractors and Officials: Key players in the development and implementation of space and agriculture policies.
    • Students and Educators: High school and college students passionate about agriculture and space, seeking educational opportunities and career pathways.

    Schedule + Speakers:

    Click here to visit grandfarm.com to view the full schedule + speakers!


    If you are interested in getting involved, email or call Andrew Jason (andrewj@grandfarm.com | 218-556-2922).

    Learn more at www.grandfarm.com.

    • December 02, 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 04, 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Bismarck Hotel & Conference Center

    Attendance is open to all Association Members & Supporting Members

    Annual Meeting Sponsors

    Thank you to all of our Annual Meeting Sponsors!  Your support is very much appreciated.

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