The most influential African American and Latino leaders from across Wisconsin, as named in Madison365’s Black Power and Sí Se Puede lists over the past four years, will gather along with business leaders, community members, students and anyone who wishes to engage in important discussions around diversity, inclusion, equity and talent retention at Overture Center for the Arts and Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA) on October 7 and 8, 2019, at the second annual Wisconsin Leadership Summit. The general public may also purchase tickets to this historic event.
Nearly 400 people attended the first Wisconsin Leadership Summit, and many more are expected this year.
“The first Wisconsin Leadership Summit in October of last year exceeded all of our expectations,” said Madison365 Publisher and CEO Henry Sanders. “Everyone in attendance brought something important to the table, and we all came away with real ideas to improve the climate for people of color in Wisconsin, not to mention new friendships and connections. We’re very excited to make it happen again and build on that success, and grateful to Overture Center and MMoCA for hosting us and being great partners.”
The conference will feature panel discussions on issues ranging from education to nonprofit leadership to incarceration, as well as a gala dinner, community arts showcase and many networking and professional development opportunities.
“Overture Center is proud to co-host the second Wisconsin Leadership Summit with Madison365, bringing together leaders from varying disciplines to address current and emerging issues faced by diverse communities around the state,” said Dr. Ed Holmes, Overture’s senior VP of equity and innovation. “This is a continuation of the equity and innovation work Overture has been doing for the last two and a half years. We see this as the next level of support to provide the opportunity for networking and discussion to move the great state of Wisconsin forward.”
Registration will be open later this summer. Pricing and registration details will be announced in the coming weeks.