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MKE Tech: Policy Roundtable

October 28, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am


Join a dynamic conversation featuring elected officials from around Southeast Wisconsin to discuss how technologists, startup founders, and other stakeholders can better advocate for change with state and local policy-makers to create a more tech-forward region, leading to more tech jobs, more startups, and a more robust and diverse innovation environment in the region.

The conversation will be moderated by David Reeves, President of OpenGov, and feature a bipartisan group of local elected officials:

  • State Senator Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield)
  • Milwaukee Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic
  • DOA Secretary Joel Brennan
  • State Representative Dora Drake (D-Milwaukee)
  • Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley

Key topics of discussion:

  • Proactively growing tech workforce in the region
  • Incentivizing more early-stage startup investing in Southeast Wisconsin
  • Attracting more technology jobs
  • Ensuring the inclusion of underrepresented populations in the region’s tech ecosystem
  • Investing in K-16 computer science education in the region

COVID-19 UPDATE: Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the event is required for admission. We will follow guidance from local health officials on best practices for the event.


October 28, 2021
7:30 am - 9:00 am
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Global Water Center
247 Freshwater Way
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States