07 Jul Lake Superior Technology Conference to focus on broad regional assets in northwest Wisconsin
Building on existing Lake Superior region assets to grow the tech-based economy in northwest Wisconsin is the focus of the fourth Lake Superior Technology Conference, to be held Aug. 5-6 in Ashland.
The conference is being produced by the Wisconsin Technology Council, the Wisconsin Innovation Network Lake Superior Chapter and other Lake Superior region partners.
Wisconsin Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel will be the keynote speaker during the Thursday, Aug. 6 working session at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, 2100 Beaser Ave., Ashland. Panel discussions throughout the day will address broad Lake Superior region assets: Lake, Forest, Food and Health.
More than 20 expert speakers will cover specific issues and advancements within these topics and will be announced in coming weeks.
The conference begins 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5 with a presentation on the Technology Transfer and Development Park Feasibility Study and a reception and networking event at the Hotel Chequamegon, 101 Lakeshore Drive West. It will be immediately followed by a 6:45 p.m. cruise of Ashland harbor departing from the hotel dock.
General registration for the conference is $50 and $20 for students (the first 20 students who register may attend for free) and includes the reception, cruise and all Aug. 6 events and meals. Register online at www.wisconsintechnologycouncil.com or at the event.