EMPOWERED 2024, Foundation Software Conference

July 17-19

JW Marriott Minneapolis
Mall of America

Thank you for a successful EMPOWERED 2024!


akoyaGO Annual Conference

EMPOWERED is the intersection of learning and innovation, offering a platform where you can immerse yourself in expert insights, interactive experiences, and networking opportunities with fellow foundation professionals. With a dedicated focus on providing practical tools and fostering inspiring atmospheres, our conference empowers you to overcome challenges and capitalize on opportunities using the transformative akoyaGO solution.


We recommend viewing the schedule before registration opens, enabling you to make well-informed decisions about which sessions to attend. Each session is accompanied by detailed descriptions, the intended user level, and any prerequisites needed for registration.

Unsure if you meet a specific prerequisite?  Check here.

Additionally, we’ve developed tailored session lists based on the roles of participants. Take a look!

Hotel and Location

We are hosting EMPOWERED 2024 at the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America at 2141 Lindau Lane, Bloomington, MN 55425. EMPOWERED attendees will have access to a block of discount-rate rooms. The deadline to book is June 26, 2024.

If you have a Bonvoy account, we encourage you to “Sign In” at the top right corner of the ResLink before booking – or, all guests will also be prompted to sign in during the booking process on the link.

EMPOWERED Annual Conference

Hear From Attendees

"EMPOWERED was such a great experience for me. I was able to better understand akoyaGO and receive words of encouragement from other users. I also picked up tips and tricks that I never would have figured out on my own. I look forward to attending again."


Yes! We ask you to pay for your travel and hotel accommodations. Once you arrive to the hotel, we will take care of everything: conference training and materials, meals, entertainment, as well as transportation to and from our evening event.

We are so excited to gather as a community. This will be a meaningful opportunity to get to know the akoyaGO team, collaborate with other foundation professionals, and build a community of shared users. It will also be a great time to hear from our experienced team on industry insights as well as best practices for using akoyaGO.

Anyone from your foundation is welcome to join us, including board members. There is no limit to the number of participants from your organization.

Additionally, we welcome foundation professionals who may be interested in learning more about partnering with akoyaGO.

You can reserve a room outside of the conference dates using our EMPOWERED room block. The Group Room Rate is applicable three days before and after the program dates, subject to availability. Please note that there is limited availability for booking outside of Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Connected to the Mall of America, the JW Marriott provides great access to this iconic attraction. Additionally, the hotel offers room service, indoor pool, fitness center, on-site restaurant, and airport shuttle. Check out the JW Marriott!

The conference, including all evening events, is informal. Please feel free to wear what you find most comfortable.

Terminal 1, also known as Lindberg Terminal, is the larger terminal servicing all major carriers and has seven concourses. Terminal 2, or Humphrey Terminal, has only one concourse and services the charter airlines. Light rail transit connects the terminals and is available free of charge between the two terminals.

The JW Marriott hotel is less than a ten-minute drive from both terminals.

This is completely personal preference but there is no need for your own transportation throughout the conference. We’ll get you where you need to go.

Minnesota is lovely in July. Daily high temperatures are usually in the mid-80s and rarely fall much below 70 degrees in the evening. Although warm, it can also be humid this time of year.

From car shows to concerts, the Twin Cities offers all kinds of events and entertainment if you decide to stay the weekend. Check out Explore Minnesota for great options!

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