Tuesday, February 11 - Wednesday, February 12

Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons,

805 E Mason St, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA


The two-day CommUNITY Growth summit will be held in February 2020 at the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in downtown Milwaukee, with programming throughout the city that serves to highlight Milwaukee's diverse community, businesses, and creative assets. 


This event for 500 leading executives, civic leaders, and creatives from across the country will highlight and accelerate the current renaissance happening in Milwaukee and the surrounding region. 


Please watch this video for an inside look at what we will accomplish through the CommUNITY Growth Summit.


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Conference Day 1: Future of Growth


Morning Plenary Keynote: The Modern Corporation in a Community  


Panel: Place, Race, and Gender: Funding Diverse Entrepreneurs

Panel: Resiliency: Smart Cities, Urban Innovation, and Infrastructure in the Face of Climate Change

Panel: MKE Tech Hub Coalition: Growing, Attracting, and Retaining Top Tech Talent 


Each panel will feature a successful Milwaukee-based initiative that will stimulate broader discussions with local and national policy makers and thought leaders. 


Lunch Plenary: How Segregation Holds Back Growth and What to Do About It


Afternoon Networking: Facilitated 1:1 Meetings


A goal of the conference is to build connective tissue and forge meaningful connections amongst changemakers across the country by facilitating face-to-face interactions while in Milwaukee. Attendees will be asked to articulate the types of connections that would advance or amplify their work ahead of the conference. For example, a mayor might ask to be connected to a foundation with expertise in a certain issue area. A corporate executive might ask to be connected to a visual artist. 


Dinner: At Local Restaurants 


Meet the City Afterparty: Experience Milwaukee’s Nightlife and Live Music from Local Artists


Conference Day 2: Future of Culture


Morning Plenary Keynote: Next Generation Philanthropy


Panel: Transformation of Industrial Cities into Music and Art Hubs

Panel: Quality of Life: Education, Crime, Housing, and Healthcare

Panel: Understanding the Voter Mindset through Analytics  


Lunch Plenary: 53206: Arts and Culture in the Most Incarcerated Zip Code in the Country


Afternoon Networking: Service Project: Mentors Meet Milwaukee


Attendees will be assigned to one of two high schools in Milwaukee – one on the North Side and one on the South Side. High school seniors will have the opportunity to speed network with five summit attendees over the course of 1.5 hours. The focus of each meeting will be on the student’s aspirations and roadblocks they currently face. Attendees will be encouraged to offer advice and connections from their personal rolodex, as well as their contact information in the hopes of forging long-lasting mentor relationships.

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El Milwaukee 2020 Comité Anfitrión es un proyecto del

Good Land Comité, Una 501(C)(6) Organización