“Being at the Annual Dinner reinforces why I am so proud to live in Madison,” tweeted Michele Wingate, director of customer experience at American Family Insurance.
65th Annual Dinner – SOLD OUT
Date: Sept. 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
Parking: The Monona Terrace Parking Ramp will be open as well as surrounding city lots.
4:30-6:00 p.m. Networking, Madison Ballrooms, Level 4
6:00-6:30 p.m. Transition to Dinner seating, networking room bars close, bars on Level 2 open
6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner and Event Program, Exhibition Hall, Level 2
2017 Annual Dinner Sponsors
EZ Office Products
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison
UnityPoint Health – Meriter
Welcome Reception Sponsor:
Exact Sciences Corp.
Neider & Boucher
American Transmission Co.
First Weber, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Small Business Sponsors:
We would be excited to share more details and walk you through a variety of ways to gain high-level, quality exposure for your company. Contact Amy Golackson today at 608-443-1944.
Past Annual Dinner Presentations
64th Annual Dinner: “Make Madison”
Date: September 28, 2016
Keynote: John Burke
63rd Annual Dinner: “A Puzzle is a Challenge Waiting to Be Solved”
Date: September 30, 2015
Keynote: Richard V. Reeves
62nd Annual Dinner: Future Perfect
Date: September 18, 2014
Keynote: Steven Johnson
61st Annual Dinner “Innovation has a Location”
Date: September 12, 2013
Keynote: Debra Kaye
60th Annual Dinner “Reveal”
Date: October 11, 2012
Keynote Address: Daniel Burrus | Founder and CEO, Burrus Research Associates
59th Annual Dinner “Exposed”
Date: October 11, 2011
Starring: Vita Plus, Madison Investment Advisors, JP Hair Design, Kelly Moss Motor Sports, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier
Entertainment provided by: UW Marching Band
MC: Rebecca Ryan | President, Next Generation Consulting
58th Annual Dinner “Why And How Even the Most Intelligent Cities Are Developing 20/20 Foresight”
Date: October 7, 2010
Keynote Address: Dr. Colin Harrison | Director of IBM’s Corporate Strategy Team, Creator of the “Smart Cities” initiative at the IBM Research Lab in Zurich, Switzerland
57th Annual Dinner
Date: October 2009
Keynote Address: Thomas Jacob “Jake” Leinenkugel | President, Leinenkugel Brewing Company
56th Annual Dinner “A Place Called Wisconsin”
Date: September 16, 2008
Keynote Address: John and Tashia Morgridge | John is Chairman of Emeritus of Cisco Systems. Tashia is retired teacher and author.
55th Annual Dinner “Trust in Brands and Business”
Date: October 25, 2007
Keynote Address: Robert A. Eckert | Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, Inc.
Eric Weiner is a best-selling author, award-winning national and international correspondent and philosophical traveler who seeks the answers to life’s biggest questions. His latest book, The Geography of Genius, explores the history of places from ancient Athens to Renaissance Florence to modern-day Silicon Valley to show how creative genius flourishes in specific places at specific times. He is also the author of The Geography of Bliss: One Grump’s Search for the Happiest Places in the World, a New York Times best-selling memoir of his travels to countries that are known for their happy people, and Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine, a book based on his travels of the world in search for an experience of the divine.
Eric has worked on several award-winning teams as a veteran foreign correspondent for National Public Radio, the BBC and The New York Times. He is also the winner of the Angel Award for journalism excellence and a co-recipient of the Peabody Award. His commentaries have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Slate and The New Republic. Learn more at http://www.ericweinerbooks.com/
Member Individual Ticket: $125
Member Table Price: $1,250 (Table of 10)
Member VIP Table Price: $1,500 (includes 10 parking passes and 10 drink tickets)
Non-Member Individual Ticket: $200
Non-Member Table Price: $2,000 (Table of 10)
*Please note any gluten and allergy preferences