The Minneapolis Foundation hired Event Architects to develop an event that was worthy of 100 years of impact in Minneapolis. Contracting in two distinct phases, Phase 1 included shaping the event, building a budget and creating a sponsorship package so that funds could be raised to produce a once-in-a-century event. Phase 2 included execution of a Futurist Conference that attracted 1,800 attendees to the Minneapolis Convention Center (all successfully checked in at Conference Registration in one hour and in time for the opening session at 8:30) and featured internationally known speakers such as Michio Kaku, Dan Pallotta, Dan Buettner and Atul Gawande. Phase 2 also included creating and producing a preview event for sponsors and donors that featured the extraordinary qualities of Minneapolis such as Loring Park, the Minneapolis Farmers Market, the Lake Harriet Bandshell, Northeast Minneapolis, Uptown and Minnehaha Falls. The event finale was a custom-created, once-in-a-lifetime multi-media performance experience, narrated by Guthrie star, Greta Oglesby, with live performances by the Minnesota Orchestra, the Twin City Community Gospel Choir, VocalEssence, the University of MN Marching Band, the Twin Cities Gay Men’s Chorus, James Sewell Ballet and MacPhail’s Youth Chorus, all conducted by Phillip Brunnell.
"If you are about to launch a major event, you want Event Architects on your team – and you want to bring them in early! They were adept at navigating multiple working relationships as our event morphed into increasing complexity – never losing sight that they were advocates for the client throughout the process. They are exceptionally responsive and strong communicators – critical in a process that changes day-to-day. Perhaps most importantly, they are outstanding trouble-shooters, able to resolve problems without escalating the situation or creating panic. I would work with them again in a heartbeat!"
- Teresa Morrow, VP of External Relations, The Minneapolis Foundation