As the fifth president of MSOE, Dr. John Y. Walz has been busy leading a university-wide strategic planning process while helping drive MSOE to the educational forefront of artificial Intelligence. With specialists in artificial intelligence in short supply but in greater demand by employers, MSOE was one of the first in the country to enter this space, joined only by top-tier universities like Carnegie Mellon. Walz will provide an update on MSOE’s plans for the future, its national leadership in this exciting new frontier, and its potential as a catalyst for growing Milwaukee and the Midwest’s technology and innovation culture.
The Navy The Nation Needs — Rear Admiral Gabrielson will give an overview of how our Navy is organized and operates, and touch on various ways the Navy’s mission impacts the lives of all Americans, especially those away from fleet concentration areas. “The Navy The Nation Needs” gives some history of the Navy, operational updates from across the fleet, as well has how the Navy is working to address future challenges. The presentation provides civic leaders with insights on the Navy’s importance to cities such as Milwaukee, and provides a chance to interact with a service branch that doesn’t have a significant footprint in Milwaukee.
The contest to land the 2020 Democratic National Convention is down to the final three cities – Miami, Houston and Milwaukee. Alex Lasry, Senior Vice President of the Milwaukee Bucks, has been spearheading the effort to bring the DNC Convention to Milwaukee for the last year. The DNC Convention is widely considered one of the largest events any American city can host every four years. Alex will give an update on what landing the DNC Convention will mean for Milwaukee and how the entire community will need to be involved in the bid during the coming months.
We will partner with the Milwaukee Press Club to host Milwaukee Brewers executives Rick Schlesinger, chief operating officer and David Stearns, general manager. The program will feature an on-the-record discussion between Schlesinger and Stearns and a panel of journalists, followed by Q&A with the audience.
Amelia Kegel, co-owner of Wheel & Sprocket and daughter of founder Chris Kegel–a legend in the biking industry– will discuss How Bikes Build Milwaukee and Wisconsin Communities. Founded in 1973 in Hales Corners, Wisconsin, Wheel & Sprocket began as a small, local bike shop with big dreams. After 44 years of growing Wheel & Sprocket to be one of the most successful bike shops in the country, Chris Kegel passed away, but left behind quite a legacy. Today, our Wheel & Sprocket brand has extended its reach to four stores in the Metro-Milwaukee area, two in the Fox Valley, and two in the Chicago, IL. suburbs of Evanston and Oak Park.
Join us to celebrate the end of JoAnne Anton’s term as RCM President at our 2018 Changing of the Guard led by Past President Nancy Sennett. We will also welcome Ed Krishok as our 2018-19 President. In honor of the occasion, we will have a bar open start at 11:30 am.
On April 5, 2018 Alfonso Morales was named Milwaukee’s Chief of Police until January 2020. He will join us to share his vision for policing in Milwaukee.
Building on the success of the Milwaukee Film Festival, now a top ten film festival in the country, Milwaukee Film is poised to be an economic, cultural and educational leader for Milwaukee, the region, and beyond. Through it’s new 31-year lease of the Oriental Theatre and its Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance initiative, Milwaukee Film is positioned as a global film leader. Hear Milwaukee Film CEO Jonathan Jackson share insights into the bright future ahead, touching on the organization’s impact on the revitalization of the East Side Business District with the Oriental Theatre as its anchor, the rapidly growing film and media industry in southeastern Wisconsin, and the growth trajectory for greater community engagement, educational programming and a burgeoning film culture.
Precision medicine offers the most modern advancements in predicting, diagnosing, treating and preventing diseases. By analyzing patients’ DNA, environment and lifestyle, scientists are developing personalized therapies that save lives. Raul Urrutia, MD, Director of the Genomic Sciences and Precision Medicine Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin, will discuss how embracing this scientific revolution is transforming Wisconsin’s biomedical landscape, bringing innovation to medical education, research, practice and community services.