Check out events being held in our local communities. You'll find both in-person and online offerings.

Are you aware of a community event that you think would be of interest to your fellow Tippie graduate classmates? Let us know! You can submit a form with the event information. (Our Tippie GPP Team will consider and review all entries.)

You can find Tippie College of Business events on our Tippie Events Calendar.

Events by location

  • Tuesday, April 30 from 9 am - 4 pm (in-person): ATD Hawkeye Chapter - 2024 Building Community Connections Conference
    • Event Description: The Building Community Connections Conference is our event formerly known as Non-Profit Training Day. This award-winning event is for professionals from non-profit organizations and the public and private sectors, as well as community volunteers.  It's a way to invest in yourself by enjoying an informative, fun, and energizing day of networking and learning.
  • Thursday, May 2 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm (in-person): Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) Women of Influence
    • Event Description: Join the Corridor Business Journal as we celebrate the 20th annual Women of Influence with a gala awards ceremony! The Women of Influence awards recognize 10 women who have made a difference in the Corridor as role models and leaders in their fields and community and one Emerging Woman of Influence, poised to take on a larger community-wide role in the years to come.


Check out community events from local business organizations:

  • Thursday, May 9 from 4 - 6 pm (in-person): DSM West Side Chamber of Commerce - Women's Happy Hour: Star Bar
  • Friday, May 10 from 12 - 1 pm (online): Des Moines Data & Analytics - Neurodivergence, Neuroscience and Neural Nets
    • Event Description: We have all heard about LLMs these days, but have you made the connection to the human brain? Well, I did, and I'd love to share with you an abridged version in 40 minutes, and then allow networking and discussion too!
  • Tuesday, May 14 from 8 - 9 am (in-person): YNPN Des Moines Leadership Breakfast
    • Event Description: Have you ever wanted the opportunity to speak directly with one of Des Moines' most well-known and influential nonprofit leaders? Now is your chance! Please join YNPN Des Moines on Tuesday, May 14 as UnityPoint Health - Executive Director of Oncology Services at UnityPoint Health, Sarah Zeidler, sits down with an intimate group to share her leadership experiences and answer your questions.
  • Wednesdays • May 15 - June 26 (in-person): Greater Des Moines Partnership's Out to Lunch Series
    • Event Description: Out to Lunch is a free event that is open to the public, designed with the goal of creating a unique and fun opportunity for Downtown Des Moines (DSM) employees, residents and visitors to socialize with others in a vibrant, outdoor Downtown DSM setting with local food trucks and live music on select days throughout the summer. 
  • Wednesday, May 15 from 11:30 am - 1 pm (in-person/virtual luncheon): CFA Society Iowa - Emerging and Diverse Manager Investing
    • Event Description: Jessica Holsey, Managing Director on GCM Grosvenor’s Private Equity Investment team, will give an overview of the firm’s history investing with diverse managers. During this conversation, Ms. Holsey will provide commentary on the evolution of the diverse manager market opportunity and talk about how to incorporate diverse manager investments into a portfolio.
  • Thursday, May 16 from 9:00 - 11 am (in-person): Business Record - Power Breakfast - Leadership in Changing Times
    • Event Description: Persistent economic uncertainty and global disruption, coupled with the rapid evolution of technology and artificial intelligence, present new challenges and opportunities to today’s business leaders. In this Power Breakfast, learn from top leaders about how they are preparing themselves for change and leading their teams in a VUCA world.
  • Tuesday, May 21 from 6:30-9:30 pm (in-person): Downtown Chamber - Iowa Cubs Chamber Night
    • Event Description: Join the Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce for a night at the ballpark with the Iowa Cubs.
  • Thursday, May 30 from 12-1 pm (online): Business Record - Project 515
    • Event Description: Project515 is a series of real estate- and development-focused virtual events that dive deep into three specific subsections of the industry: office, retail and housing. The series goal is to illuminate future challenges and trends, while amplifying discussions with the region’s key stakeholders who do business directly in the sectors and with those business leaders dependent on the health and vitality of the real estate industry for a strong and growing community. Coverage of these panel-style discussions will appear in both written and video form and be integrated across the Business Record in print, in the weekly CRE e-newsletter, at and on social platforms.
  • Tuesday, June 4 from 5-7 pm (in-person): DSM Magazine: The People Issue Unveiling 
    • Event Description: Please join us on June 4, 2024 where we will unveil the dsm People issue.
  • Thursday, June 13 from 12-1 pm (online): DSM Lifting the Veil - AI and the Future of Mental Health Care
    • Event Description: Many clinicians, therapists, researchers and business leaders are turning to artificially intelligent tools to meet the growing needs for mental health care. But mental health is complex-and intrinsically human. Can technology really help in a safe and reliable way?


Check out the Greater DSM Partnership page for more upcoming events in the area.