2015 Medtronic Bakken Society

The 2015 Medtronic Bakken Society Induction Ceremony at the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2015 Medtronic Bakken Society Inductees with Medtronic Chairman & CEO Omar Ishrak.

The 2015 Medtronic Bakken Society new inductees with Medtronic Chairman & CEO Omar Ishrak.

On Thursday, August 27th, Joannie and I once again had the wonderful honor of photographing the 2015 Medtronic Bakken Society Awards Banquet held at The Bakken Museum. The Bakken Museum is located about a block off Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis, MN.

Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, MN.

The beautiful gardens at The Bakken Museum.

Official Bakken Society Photographers For 18 Years

This is always one of our favorite events of the whole year! It’s black tie, very elegant, held at a really beautiful location with super nice people. Then there’s an incredible dinner from D’Amico Catering, and the list of great things goes on and on! Joannie and I been blessed to have been at this wonderful event as it’s official photographers for 18 years!

In addition to being the official photographers for this special event, I have been videotaping it (scary huh?) for the past few years. Videotaping at special events; who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Don’t worry, I’m still going to keep “my day job.”

Color infrared photograph of the Bakken Museum in Minneapolis, MN.

The beautiful Bakken Museum gardens in color infrared.

Each year, The Bakken Museum’s own Christopher Lundeen and his crew of minions turn a classroom at The Bakken Museum into a stunning banquet room! The theme, colors, menu, and decor change every year. It’s always a really beautiful event!

The 2015 decor at the Bakken Society Induction Ceremony.

The decor is always beautiful!

The 2015 Chairman of this year’s special event was Cynthia Clague, a 2011 Bakken Fellow. Once again the MC for the evening was Paul Citron, a 1980 Bakken Fellow who has been the MC for several years. Also speaking during the induction ceremony was Omar Ishrak, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medtronic, Inc.

The 2015 Bakken Society Inductees

The 2015 new inductees into the Bakken Society are; Matthew Bonner, Ph.D., Rebecca K. Gottlieb, Ph.D., Steven L. Hartmann, Ph.D., Paul Hermes, Alexander Hill, Ph.D., Loic Josse, John Kennedy, Venkatesh Rao Manda, Stanislaw Marczyk, Warren Sanborn, Shantanu Sarkar, Ph. D., Daniel E. Schaber, Pharm. D., Robert Stoddard, and Robert Wham.

The list of accomplishments, inventions, patents, and stories of these fourteen gifted individuals is simply remarkable! These are just some of the people (and many, many others at Medtronic) who make a tremendous difference in people’s lives all over the world.

2015 Medtronic Bakken Society Ceremony attending fellows.

2015 Medtronic Bakken Society Ceremony attending fellows.

So without further ado, here are the highlights of the beautiful 2015 Medtronic Bakken Society Induction Ceremony. Joannie & I look forward once again to next years wonderful event.

“2015 Medtronic Bakken Society” – Images and video ©2015 Michael Anderson Photography.

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