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What whippersnappers want: Building a place for young professionals to work, live topic of Jan. 26 WIN-Madison

January 26, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Ian Abston, founder of NEWaukee, will outline the role young professionals can play in developing stronger communities at the Tuesday, Jan. 26, meeting of the Wisconsin Innovation Network in Madison.

A leading advocate for “social architecture,” Abston recognized a lack of opportunities for young professional involvement in the city of Milwaukee and formed NEWaukee.  It quickly grew through grassroots involvement of volunteer commitment and events transitioned from a few hundred to over 200,000 in five years.

The luncheon will be held at the Sheraton Hotel on Madison’s John Nolen Drive. Registration and networking begin at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the presentation at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for WIN members, $35 for non-members and included with WIN corporate memberships.

Click here to register.

Abston will be joined by Rachel Neill, executive at Nordic Consulting and an organizer of 1 Million Cups and Nathan Allman, co-founder, Chefs For Seniors for a reaction panel.

“Millennials will define Wisconsin’s workforce for years to come. It’s important to hear what makes them tick and what they value in Wisconsin as a place to live, work and play,” said Tom Still, president of the Wisconsin Technology Council.

This WIN-Madison event is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank, Flad Development & Investment Corp. and The Lodge at Walnut Grove.

WIN is the statewide membership arm of the Tech Council, the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and the Legislature. To join WIN, go to www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or call the office at 608-442-7557.


January 26, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Cassidy Wartenweiler


Sheraton Hotel
706 John Nolen Dr.
Madison, WI United States
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