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Future Wisconsin Summit 2018 — hosted by WMC Foundation

November 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison

Online registration is closed for this event.

On-site registration will be available the day of the event, November 28.

Last year at the Summit, we heard from educators from private and public, four-year and technical colleges about how they are scaling to address both the skills and population gaps in Wisconsin. This year, we want to explore what private sector businesses and organizations are doing.



8:30 am       Registration Opens

9:00 am       Welcome & Introduction of Wisconsin’s Thought Leaders

9:15 am       Talent Attraction & State Branding Campaign Update — Tricia Braun, WEDC

9:45 am       Wisconsin’s Workforce, The Preliminary Findings — Ted Abernathy, Economic Leadership

10:30 am     Private Sector Solutions to Workforce Challenges (Panel)

Moderator: Mark Tyler, President of OEM Fabricators and Chairman of the Governor’s Council on Workforce Investment


Pastor Jerome Smith, The Joseph Project

Alfonso Carmona, Superintendent, St. Augustine Prep

Dr. Tina Salzman, Business & Eduction Director, Hendricks CareerTek

Quad Graphics, Commute to Careers

Manpower, Academy of Advanced Manufacturing

11:15 am      Wisconn Valley, Innovation Centers & Smart Cities — Alan Yeung, Foxconn

11:45 am      Lunch

12:10 pm      Wisconsin Job Honor Awards Presentation — Kyle Horn, America’s Job Honor Awards

12:30 pm      Closing


Regular Price for Individual = $150

Regular Pricing for Table Seating 10 = $1,350

Student Pricing = $50

Overnight Accommodations

Guest room blocks have been reserved at the following hotels. Please reference “Future Wisconsin Summit” to receive the special group rate. Reservations are to be made and paid by the attendee.

Park Hotel
22 South Carroll Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 285-8000
Rate: $139 per night
Online Booking

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 255-5100
Rate: $139 per night
Online Booking

The Edgewater
1001 Wisconsin Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 535-8200
Rate: $139 per night
Online Booking

The Madison Concourse Hotel
One West Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (800) 356-8293
Rate: $210 per night


Presenting Sponsors

UHCLogo Gilbane_Logo WBA Logo

Job Honor Awards Sponsor

DWD Logo


Lunch Sponsor


Table Sponsors

Apache Stainless Equipment Corporation ChaseLogo
KrieteGroupLogo Lee&AssocLogo

Event Sponsors

4imprint, Inc.
Enbridge Energy Co., Inc.
Wisconsin Center for Manufacturing & Productivity, Inc.

Watch last year’s Future Wisconsin Summit video!

Special thanks to our 2018 WMC Foundation Sponsors for their commitment to our events and programs throughout the year!

Alliant Energy • Ariens Company • The Boldt Company • Brakebush • Briggs & Stratton • Delta Dental of Wisconsin • Grant Thornton • John Deere Horicon Works • Kikkoman • Kwik Trip •  M3 Insurance • Michael Best • Packaging Corporation of America • Prent Corporation • Stoughton Trailers • Teel Plastics • Waupaca Foundry • Wegner CPAs • WMC Insurance • Wisconsin Safety Council



Contact Wade Goodsell or Susan Nyffenegger with any questions, (608) 258-3400.



November 28, 2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


WMC Foundation


Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703 United States
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