2023 Spring Gala Event > Cyber Security Summit



Thanks to Spring Gala Co-chairs Judy Hatchett and Daniel Cunningham for setting the stage in historic St. Anthony Main on the Mississippi River.

This is one of our most popular cyber professional networking events of the season as it is our official kick-off of the coming Summit Season, this year our 13th! The Cyber Security Summit provides a stellar networking and community to grow your industry relationships. Spring Gala is our moment to reconnect with your peers, our honored guests, security industry leaders and enjoy some hospitality.

This spectacular Monte Carlo themed event includes a reception for networking, a live band, and heavy appetizers, and some fun blackjack. 

Thursday, May 18th, 2023

Cyber Professional Spring Gala

5:00 – 9:00 pm

Check-in and have your photo taken on the red carpet, sample sponsor inspired cocktails, enjoy heavy appetizers, dance to the band, play blackjack, bid on auction items, and connect with your cyber pro colleagues!
8:30 – 9:00 pm
Auction Drawings
Dress to Impress
Monte Carlo theme evening wear suggested (jacket and tie, tuxedo, black tie, sequins and long gowns… sequins welcome!)
Registration Cost
$125/person (discount code applied at checkout) Includes Heavy Appetizers, Drink Tickets, Blackjack, and Live Band
Minneapolis Event Center, The Grand 1858

Our Spring Gala Benefits Cyber Industry Organizations with a Donation Drawing


A special drawing will be held for supporting our local non-profit Women in Cybersecurity and Minnesota Military Cyber Professionals 
WiCys Minnesota
The Minnesota Chapter of Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS), the only non-profit membership organization with a national reach that is dedicated to bringing together women in cybersecurity from academia, research and industry to share knowledge, experience, networking and mentoring. WiCyS helps build a strong cybersecurity workforce with gender equality by facilitating recruitment, retention and advancement for women in the field. The initiative was created through an NSF grant (Award #1303441) by Dr. Ambareen Siraj at Tennessee Tech University six years ago, and has grown into a wonderful alliance among academia, government and industry. Learn more WiCyS MN
Minnesota Military Cyber Professionals
The Military Cyber Professionals Association (MCPA) is the byproduct of graduate research into innovation at the Naval Postgraduate School in California, funded by the US Army Cyber Command. After beginning operations in 2013, the Association spread by word of mouth and press coverage of events. The MCPA-Minnesota Chapter’s mission is to promote regional STEM education as an extension of MCPA national, and to provide a Midwest venue for MCPA members to meet, network, and advance the initiatives of the organization. Learn more MCPA MN