IceBreaker 2016 is SOLD OUT!

One of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and business executives will be the keynote speaker at our 2nd annual IceBreaker luncheon on April 21 at the Kohl Center in Madison. Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO/Chairman of America Online, will discuss the power entrepreneurs have to transform critical sectors and how places like greater Madison are playing an increasing role in solving global challenges.

Date: April 21, 2016
Time: Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Program begins promptly at 11:00 a.m. and will conclude at 1:00 p.m.

Location: Kohl Center 601 West Dayton Street, Madison, WI, 53703

The first 450 registrants get a free copy of Steve Case’s upcoming book, The Third Wave, a $26.95 value.

Individual Tickets
$65 for Members
$80 for Non Members

Table of Eight
$520 for Members
$640 for Non Members


The program starts promptly at 11:00 a.m. with Steve Case. Please plan accordingly for extra time to park, walk to the Kohl Center, get in line at event registration and walk down to the floor of the Kohl Center.

PARKING: Visitor parking is available in a variety of ramps surrounding the Kohl Center. Link to City Maps: CLICK HERE!

  • UW-Madison campus ramps 46 (Corner of Lake and Johnson Ramp), and 83 (Fluno Center).
  • City of Madison State Street Campus Garage with entrances on Frances Street (430 N. Frances St.) and Lake St. (415 N. Lake St.)
  • University Square (Lucky Building) with the entrance on Lake St., located between Johnson and University Ave.

o   Surface lots (69, 78, 87, 91, 94) surrounding the Kohl Center require a campus annual parking permit. Cars without a permit are subject to a parking violations and possibly towing.

o   Parking spaces for Persons with Disabilities (PWD) are available in front of the Kohl Center on Dayton St. and along the east side of the building on Frances St. Disability hangtags or license plates exempts the PWD from parking fees or time limit restrictions ONLY when parking at a meter with a time limit of 30 minutes or longer.

For more information about sponsorship: 
Amy Golackson -  


2016 IceBreaker Sponsors: 

Arctic Circle Sponsor: 

Ice Floe Sponsors:

 AE logo _AD14

Ideal Builders Logo - Final - Rev B

OPN Architects Logo 2C

M3_Corporate Logo - Standard



Stage Sponsor:

WPS Health Solutions

Student Sponsors:


 1MC Horizontal

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Frost Sponsors:

American Transmission Co.
BMO Harris Bank
EZ Office Products
Level 3 Communications
National Guardian Life Insurance Company

Sponsor this event!

This lunch will draw over 700 attendees to the Kohl Center floor. We expect that IceBreaker tickets and sponsorship’s will sell fast!

Contact for more information: 

Amy Golackson -  

2016 Keynote Speaker: Steve Case

One of the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives, best-known as co-founder of America Online (AOL), Steve Case has a passion for building businesses that can change the world. As CEO and Chairman of AOL, Steve drove the worldwide adoption of a medium that has transformed business and society. In 2000, Steve negotiated the largest merger in business history. As chairman and CEO of Revolution LLC, a Washington, DC-based investment firm he cofounded in 2005, Case partners with visionary entrepreneurs to build disruptive, innovative companies that offer more choice, convenience and control in the lives of consumers and businesses. As a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Steve has been a leading voice in shaping government policy on issues related to entrepreneurship, access to capital and talent. He is also Chairman of the Case Foundation, a philanthropic organization established with his wife Jean that has invested in hundreds of organizations, initiatives and partnerships to leverage entrepreneurial approaches to strengthen the social sector.

Case argues, we’re entering the Third Wave: a period in which entrepreneurs will vastly transform major “real world” sectors like health, education, transportation, energy, and food—and in the process change the way we live our daily lives.

The Third Wave is a playbook for the future. With passion and clarity, Case explains the ways in which newly emerging companies (a growing number of which, he argues, will not be based in Silicon Valley) will have to rethink their relationships with customers, with competitors, and with governments; and offers advice for how to make winning business decisions and strategies—and how all of us can make sense of this changing digital age.


Ticket Cost:

First 450 registrants get a free The Third Wave book, a $26.95 value.

Individual Tickets
$65 for Members
$80 for Non Members

Table of Eight
$520 for Members
$640 for Non Members



Southwest Chicken Salad (vegetarian options available)

*Please note any gluten and allergy preferences

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