igniteEX Conference

The region’s largest, most powerful conference focused on continuous improvement and organizational excellence!

About igniteEX

IgniteEX is a conference focused on the best and emerging practices that facilitate excellence in people, organizations, and communities. It explores excellence in leadership, customer focus, workforce engagement, operations, innovation, resilience, and other drivers of performance! Discussions focus on tools, methods, insights, and proven practices that help you improve your processes and results. And this conference offers unique and powerful ways to network, connect, and EXcel together.

View the 2024 Conference On-Demand:

PENworks is now igniteEX:

Same powerful content; Same powerful networking; New name! Read more about why we made the change, and what it means:

Invest in yourself, your team,

and your organization

3 reasons to attend igniteEX:

High Value

It’s an affordable, high value professional development event, packed with insights, tools, best practices to help you navigate today’s challenges and to begin to position for improvement, innovation, and future growth.

Hybrid Flexibility

It’s a hybrid event, offering the networking & energy in an in-person option or the convenience, efficiency & accessibility of an online option. Either way, the same great content, same great energy.


It’s being recorded, so you’ll have access to all proceedings after the conference: you can view ALL sessions, not just the one you pick to see live. Or watch one a few times to catch more insights. Now igniteEX has a shelf-life!


The igniteEX conference will be hosted at Mystic Lake Conference Center – the largest casino in Minnesota – as well as streaming live online.

Note: Hotel room block available at Mystic Lake Casino! Room block expires March 27 but space still available — call 800-262-7799 and ask for “PENworks 2024” rate.

  • 2400 Mystic Lake Blvd, Prior Lake MN 55372