Next Tuesday, 10/2, is the second MinneSec meeting at The Local. See details here. Like other CitySec's this is not a vendor driven thing, but a meetup for Twin Cities security folks to meet, talk, and generally hang out.
The first MinneSec meetup for security geeks is next week. Thursday, July 26 at the Local downtown Minneapolis. Informal and informational, not sales-y and market-y. As with other CitySec's, you will not be expected to pay dues, “join up”, present a zero-day exploit, or defend your dissertation to attend. More information here.
Twin Cities people know that we are light years ahead technically of places like NYC, DC, and Chicago, but we can also learn from some of their good ideas -- for example security meetups. The first MinneSec meeting is 7/26 at 6pm at the Local.