Events

Upcoming events

    • 30 Sep 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Format

    2020 Public Service Symposium

    September 30, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


    Have you ever considered any of the following:
    • How to reach out to and better communicate with local officials?
    • How to serve as an official at the local city, state or county level?
    • Running for office?

    If so, then join the Greater Des Moines Partnership, Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute, and the Young Professionals Connection for a Public Service Symposium. There will be a combination of panel discussions and breakout rooms and a keynote speaker to answer your questions. Learn more about joining the appropriate boards and commissions in your communities and engaging in public service. Come prepared with your questions so that you can take full advantage of the speakers' wisdom and experience.


    4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Communicating with Elected Officials Through Activism

    • Moderated by Linh Ta, Iowa Capital Dispatch                           

    4:45 - 5:30 p.m. Serving on Boards and Commissions

    • Katie Wheeler, City of Urbandale Board of Adjusters
    • Kameron Middlebrooks, Des Moines Civil and Human Rights Commission

    ​5:30 - 6 p.m. Running for Office  

    • Rob Sand, Iowa State Auditor

    Registrations for this event are being taken through the Partnership Events site.
    • 07 Oct 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Format

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer, for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of The Partnership, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a Candidate Forum Series for Iowa candidates for U.S. Congressional seats. Candidates will have the opportunity to present virtually in a town hall-style format. Visit the candidate's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Registration for this series is free. Please visit the Partnership's Event website to register.



    • 08 Oct 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Format

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Congresswoman Cindy Axne, for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of The Partnership, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a Candidate Forum Series for Iowa candidates for U.S. Congressional seats. Candidates will have the opportunity to present virtually in a town hall-style format. Visit the candidate's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Registration for this series is free. Please visit the Partnership's Event website to register.



    • 13 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Format

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Candidate J.D. Scholten, for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of The Partnership, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a Candidate Forum Series for Iowa candidates for U.S. Congressional seats. Candidates will have the opportunity to present virtually in a town hall-style format. Visit the candidate's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Registration for this series is free. Please visit the Partnership's Event website to register.



    • 14 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Format

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Candidate David Young, for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of The Partnership, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a Candidate Forum Series for Iowa candidates for U.S. Congressional seats. Candidates will have the opportunity to present virtually in a town hall-style format. Visit the candidate's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Registration for this series is free. Please visit the Partnership's Event website to register.



    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Format

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome Candidate Rita Hart, for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of The Partnership, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a Candidate Forum Series for Iowa candidates for U.S. Congressional seats. Candidates will have the opportunity to present virtually in a town hall-style format. Visit the candidate's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Registration for this series is free. Please visit the Partnership's Event website to register.



    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    Register

    Virtual Tour at the Art Center
    October 22 ~ 5:00 p.m.


    Gain a virtual, behind-the-scenes look at how the Des Moines Art Center’s diversity and inclusion initiatives have helped to shape not only their internal culture, but their public exhibitions. The event will focus specifically on the exhibition Black Voices which includes guest curators from the local community. An informal panel discussion with the opportunity for attendee Q&A will be followed by a virtual tour.

    This Alumni Exclusive experience is offered free of charge for our 1982 Society Members! Not a donor member yet? Invest in the future of The Institute and our community at Alumni Membership.


    Our Alumni Exclusive events are generously sponsored by:


    • 29 Oct 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual Format

    Join the Greater Des Moines Partnership's Government Policy Council, Young Professionals Connection (YPC) and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute to welcome State Senator Randy Feenstra, for their Candidate Forum Series.

    The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Young Professionals Connection (YPC), an initiative of The Partnership, and the Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute will host a Candidate Forum Series for Iowa candidates for U.S. Congressional seats. Candidates will have the opportunity to present virtually in a town hall-style format. Visit the candidate's campaign website to prepare questions for the Q&A portion of the forum.

    Registration for this series is free. Please visit the Partnership's Event website to register.




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