Second Annual Equity Summit This Nov. 10

Duluth-based nonprofit consulting firm Northspan Group, Inc., is set to host the second annual Equity Summit, Belonging in Northeast Minnesota, on November 10 in partnership with regional and statewide collaborators.

The equity summit is an opportunity for community leaders, businesses, educators, creatives, workforce and economic development, government, health care, philanthropy, and YOU to engage around themes related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and forge a more inclusive future in northeast Minnesota.

The summit, scheduled for Thursday, November 10, will be held in-person from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iron Trail Motors Event Center in Virginia, Minnesota. The cost is $20 per person.

REGISTER HERE (No refunds)

The summit is part of Northspan’s Welcoming Community program with the goal of increasing belonging of underrepresented community members and trust between people from different backgrounds and lived experiences in northeast Minnesota.

Summit Agenda:

8:00 a.m. — Registration and check in

8:30 a.m. — Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Coffee and Breakfast Snacks

9:00 a.m. — Keynote speaker

9:45 a.m. — Panel discussion

11:00 a.m. — Lunch and networking

12:00 p.m. — Breakout Sessions: Belonging Across the Northland

2:00 p.m. — Light snacks available

3:00 p.m. — Closing conversation

3:30 p.m. — Adjourn

Attendees can register online. Further details are on the way in a separate announcement.

Check out our speaker bios and resources here: Equity Summit 2022 – Resources – The Northspan Group, Inc.

Northspan’s Welcoming Community program is funded in part by the Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation, Blandin Foundation, Department of Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation, and the Northland Foundation.

You can view this press release and other news updates on the Northspan blog. Learn more at

For more information, please contact Welcoming Community Program Coordinator Amber Lewis at


Northspan’s mission is to be expert navigators, transforming ideas into accomplishments. The organization specializes in creative thinking, enterprising strategies, and systematic approaches to help businesses, communities, regions, and organizations prosper in a global economy, working cooperatively with economic and community development partners to leverage resources for measurable, sustainable results. Learn more at