We will be celebrating the past year and ringing in the new year at our Gala on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at the Nicollet Island Pavilion. We are very excited to celebrate the evening with our members, guests, and supporters in-person this year!
As we have navigated the unexpected challenges and ever-changing environment of the last couple of years, we have reflected on the things that matter most to us - our friends and family, our communities, and the well-being of the places we call home. This past year, our organization has focused on providing opportunities for our members to foster relationships, build connections to expand their networks, and celebrate our accomplishments and progress at a time when the work that lies ahead can feel overwhelming. We are looking forward to spending an evening celebrating with the community of members, supporters, and friends that give us all the strength and resilience we lean on as we move forward, together.
Keeping our focus on building community, this year, the theme for our Gala is “Building Bridges: Connecting Our Past, Present, and Future.” Our keynote speaker is ThaoMee Xiong, the Executive and Network Director of the Coalition of Asian American Leaders (“CAAL”). ThaoMee will be speaking about her experience as an immigrant, her work advocating for underserved communities, and what it means to her to connect with the past and look forward to the future.
Attending the Gala provides you with a MNAPABA membership and a NAPABA membership as part of their ticket purchase. NAPABA members can take advantage of lower registration fees to attend this year’s NAPABA convention.
Again, this year, we will host a Pre-Gala In-House Counsel Networking Reception. This private event offers an exclusive opportunity for attendees to mingle and build relationships with our in-house counsel members over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
We are excited to have you at this year’s Gala. So please join us on August 23 —as an attendee, as a sponsor, as a friend to MNAPABA. We look forward to spending an evening with you and your colleagues.
Schedule for the evening:
5:00 pm - Pre-Gala In-House Counsel Networking Reception
6:00 pm - Doors Open for General Admission
6:30 pm - Program starts
Complimentary valet parking will be provided.
COVID-19 Policy: All attendees are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of the event. Proof of vaccination can be provided as a physical vaccine card, an image of the vaccine card, or other valid digital proof. If you have a recent known exposure to COVID-19, please follow all CDC guidelines regarding quarantining, testing, and masking. If you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or are otherwise not feeling well, we request that you stay home for the safety of all attendees.