May 14, 2015

The Madison Region’s Economic Development & Diversity Summit

Presented by:  Madison Region Economic Partnership & Urban League of Greater Madison
Location:  Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center   (One John Nolen Drive, Madison)
Time: 8am-4pm, with networking reception to follow

In continued partnership, the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) and the Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) will host a joint event for Madison Region business and community leaders focused on economic development and diversity.

This Summit builds on last year’s inaugural joint event and marries MadREP’s annual State of the Madison Region Summit and the Urban League’s Workplace Diversity & Leadership Summit in recognition of the need for authentic collaboration to advance the region’s economy, understand the impact of diversity within business, and improve opportunities for all the region’s citizens.

The day-long Summit will engage, educate, and empower attendees around issues related to economic, workforce, and community development. Held at the Monona Terrace, the event will feature keynote speakers, break-out sessions, and ample networking opportunities.

Featured keynote speakers for the Summit’s plenary sessions include Steve Pemberton, Divisional Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer at Walgreen’s; Dr. Julianne Malveaux, a labor economist focusing on the impact of diversity, culture, and gender in 21st century America; and Chris Brassell, a National Director in the PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Office of Diversity. 

Participation from across the eight-county Madison Region is encouraged, with an anticipated audience of hundreds of business executives, community leaders, economic development professionals, educators, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and emerging leaders. 

Registration is available online now at Early bird rates ($199 standard/$99 nonprofit/government) are effective through May 1. Sponsorship and group rate benefits are also available.