The Urban League of Greater Madison and the Madison Region Economic Partnership are excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our collaboration to host the region's premiere gathering of business and community leaders committed to advancing workplace and economic inclusion. We'll gather on May 10, 2023 for the annual Madison Region Economic Development and Diversity Summit at Monona Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison. We look forward to an exceptional day of speakers, ideas , networking, and collaboration that you will not want to miss! 

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Event Schedule

8:00 AMRegistration Opens

Continental Breakfast Available

8:30 AM - 4:00 PMConference Sessions

Plenary & Keynote Speakers

Troy A. LeMaile-Stovall CEO, TEDCO (Maryland Technology Development Corporation)

As the CEO of TEDCO—Maryland’s economic engine for technology companies—Troy leads the organization’s mission to support economic development through the cultivation of an inclusive entrepreneurial innovation ecosystem. He brings to bear more than 25 years of experience in investment management, higher education, telecommunications, information/communication technology, and management consulting in this leadership role.

Laura Dresser, MSW, PhD Associate Director of COWS and Clinical Associate Professor at the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work at UW Madison

A labor economist and expert on low-wage work and workforce development systems, she has both written about ways to build stronger labor market systems and worked extensively with labor, business, and community leaders in building them. Laura has written about low-wage jobs, union and organizing strategies to improve jobs, care work, inequality and labor market reform. She has also been a co-author of every edition The State of Working Wisconsin and other reports on the Wisconsin economy and racial inequality in it.

Jason R. Thompson Vice President, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at WGU, DE&I Executive Coach, Author

Jason has been building and managing DE&I programs for more than 25 years. He has built DEI programs from the ground up in over four industries. From creating the DE&I program for sport organizations like the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee to innovative tech companies like Techstars, he has enabled the companies he has been a part of to achieve on DE&I.

And Many Other Compelling Speakers and Sessions To Be Announced Soon!

All registrations include continental breakfast and lunch along with access to a morning and afternoon plenary session and your choice of concurrent breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics. The day will also feature ample opportunities to network with other business, government, nonprofit, and community leaders from across the eight-county Madison region.

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