A Few Events in ABQ & Beyond

4 min readJun 9, 2020

On a semi-regular basis, I share events in the Albuquerque area-ish with our participants at 1 Million Cups Albuquerque. Sometimes that’s just a few events and sometimes that’s a list, and that’s most Wednesdays for the past four years (!?).

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But… The world is more flat at this moment, so while there’s still some connection to our place and the people we know, pretty much anyone can attend our events ‘here,’ just like we can attend events where ever we like. In any case, here’s a local-ish list of events for the Albuquerque area:

Wednesday, 10 June

1 Million Cups Albuquerque 9–10:00 AM
Each week 1MCABQ (part of #1MCNation!)shares the stories of local entrepreneurs in a supportive Online environment! Join us this week for Althera Alternative Care.
Visit 1mcabq.com for more info — and HERE at Meetup as well!

CNM: “Humanities Exposed: Why the Humanities are Vital in Reimagining Technology & Society” 10:00–11:00 AM
CNM’s School of Communication, Humanities & Social Sciences presents a webcast lecture and Q&A event with Dr. Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where she studies social dimensions of science, technology, and medicine.Dr. Benjamin is the founder of the JUST DATA Lab and the author of two books, People’s Science (Stanford) and Race After Technology (Polity), and editor of Captivating Technology (Duke). Dr. Benjamin speaks widely about the relationship between knowledge and power, race and citizenship, health and justice.
Register HERE.

Thursday, 11 June

Taza en Tu Casa 9:00–10:00 AM
Taza shares the stories of Albuquerque area entrepreneurs in a bilingual setting.
Learn more and sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/965997433832628/

Startup Commons: Innovation Entrepreneurship Best Practices with ESHIP Goals 9:30–10:30 AM
If you’ve heard about “Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Building” — there’s a mass collaborative effort to encourage the development and growth of this field through what are called the “ESHIP Goals.” This session provides an overview of these goals and how they operate together to encourage systemic change that support entrepreneurs everywhere.
More info and registration at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-entrepreneurship-best-practices-with-eship-goals-tickets-108040600344

Native Women Lead Transformation Thursday Virtual Retreats 11:30 AM — 1:30 PM
Native Women Lead Co-Founders Vanessa Roanhorse + Jaime Gloshay host a panel including Marcia Chong, Nikki Pieratos and Sheeza Shah to discuss ways for businesses to think about raising money and preparing themselves to raise money as part of this series focused on serving Native Women entrepreneurs.

Friday, 12 June

Adam’s Friday Flow 9–10:00 AM
Join 1MCABQ organizer Adam Sparks Brechtel for a weekly session on improving your personal and business productivity. More info HERE.

ActivateNM Stay Engaged: Alternative Biz Models 10:30 AM — 12:00 PM
Activate NM (powered by CNM Ingenuity) hosts this weekly event to bring together and educate local startup entrepreneurs. This week features Jon Mertz with Innovate Santa Fe Innovates, Sandra McCardell, Coordinating Director, Cooperative Catalyst of NM, and Johanna Nelson with the New Mexico Economic Development Department.
Sign up and get more info HERE.

Tuesday, 16 June

Coffee & Impact Online 9–10:00 AM
Coffee & Impact shares the stories of local non-profits the first *three* Tuesdays each month from 9–10:00 AM. This week: Focus on the Arts Community with Dr. Shelle Sanchez, Lee Francis IV and other guests. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/ImpactandCoffee/

Wednesday, 17 June

1 Million Cups Albuquerque 9:00–10:00 AM
Our weekly online Meetup! Join us to hear from Brian Stinar with Noventum Custom Software! Sign up here.

Thursday, 18 June

Albuquerque Economic Development (AED) Quarterly Investor “Lunch” 12:00–1:00 PM
Join AED for their first online event, featuring Dr. Edward Blandford, CTO with new employer Kairos Power, LLC.
Find more info and sign up with Addmi HERE.

OTHER Info & Resources:

The Keystone Podcast highlights key people in entrepreneurial ecosystem building. Their latest episode features Melissa Bradley on “Bridging Entrepreneurship and Racial Equity to Accelerate Black and Brown Founders”
Find it here: https://shows.acast.com/the-keystone/episodes/melissa-bradley

ABQ to Do has a great page for ways to support local Black entrepreneurs and support organizations. Learn more at: https://www.abqtodo.com/how-to-support-the-black-lives-matter-movement-in-albuquerque/

I know I’ve missed key events — and there are lots of local organizations to work with. Find more about most of all that with Stacy Sacco’s NM Netlinks here: https://www.nmnetlinks.com/

A different version of this was posted through the 1 Million Cups ABQ-related meetup group. Get more regular updates by signing up with us here.




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