Soledad O’Brien added to Chamber’s Sold-out IceBreaker Luncheon

Contact: Kevin Little, Vice President, 608-443-1949

MADISON – The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce annual lunch event, IceBreaker, just got even bigger with the addition of critically-acclaimed journalist and documentarian, Soledad O’Brien as a featured speaker and moderator. O’Brien will share the stage with previously-announced keynote Steve Case, co-founder of America Online.

O’Brien will interview Case about his new book, The Third Wave, and discuss the next era of entrepreneurship and innovation. Together they will bring international insight on business, leadership and Greater Madison’s place in The Third Wave.

Tickets for the event have already sold out, with more than 750 business attendees filling the Kohl Center floor and, new this year, designated student sections in the arena stands with 450 total attendees from Madison Metropolitan High Schools, Madison College, Edgewood College and UW-Madison.

“To witness one of the best journalists in the world interview one of the best entrepreneurial minds in the world right here in Madison will be special,” said Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce President Zach Brandon. “We are particularly excited to have our future leaders be a part of the conversation as we discuss Greater Madison’s role in The Third Wave and our ability to solve global problems.”

IceBreaker is sold out to the public, but press credentials can be obtained by contacting Kevin Little, Chamber Vice President, at

Event details:
Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Lunch, IceBreaker
Thursday, April 21, 2016
On the Floor of the Kohl Center, Madison
Doors open at 10:30 a.m.

About the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce:

The Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce is the voice of business with nearly 1,300 organizations – ranging from one-person shops to corporations with more than 8,000 employees – working to bring the Greater Madison area to its full potential. The Greater Madison region is a leader in innovation. From cutting-edge technologies to distinctive retail shops to inventive services and products, our members vary greatly but are united by the region’s entrepreneurial spirit. More information can be found at



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