Minnesota Technical Symposium




MinnTS is a joint meeting of area technical and scientific organizations that began in 2003. This annual event gives local STEM professionals an opportunity to network and hear technical presentations given by local experts on a range of general interest topics. 

2019 MinnTS

This year's event will be held in March at Ecolab's Schuman Campus in Eagen. See flyer for details. Check MinnTS for updates.

Past Events



Matthew Linder, Autonomous Solutions Researcher, Vision Systems Intelligence (VSI), "The Role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Autonomous Driving"

Jay Hietpas, Director, MnDOT Office of Traffic, Safety, and Technology, "Autonomous Bus Technology"


Location:  Ecolab’s Innovation Lab in Eagan


Mike Nowak, CIO of Ultimarc and co-founder of the Minneapolis Virtual Reality (VR) Meet-up, gave an overview of the growth of VR technology. He said the big work in the industry is toward improving the full immersion experience of users without delayed reaction time. 

Dr. Mehdi Mekni, Assistant Professor of Software Engineering at St. Cloud State University, presented his research work on Augmented Reality, including the integration of reliable date provided by geographic information systems to build Informed Virtual Geographic Environments (IVGEs).


Location:  3M


Michael Finegan, Director of Business Development, Multitech. What exactly is the "Internet of Things" (IoT), and what impact is it going to have on you and your organization?

Noah Korba, General Mills Senior Manager, Global IT Security Infrastructure, Forensics & Incident Response. Who are the hackers and what are they after. His experience as an ethical hacker provided examples of the effects of recent cyber attacks on corporations and government.


Location:  Medtronic Headquarters in Fridley


Dr. Richard Danila presented on the reasons why there has been a global emergence of infectious diseases in the last 20 years with an emphasis on the current Ebola Virus Disease outbreak and its implications for Minnesota. 

Marc Roe