Conferences

Future of Transportation in Wisconsin

April 26th, 2019 ; 9:00am-4:00pm

This will be a one-day conference held in Milwaukee at the Harley-Davidson Museum and will examine a host of issues relating to Wisconsin’s transportation, jobs,  and what challenges/solutions will mean to businesses and average Wisconsinites in the future.  Free Tickets Here


The Founding Fathers and Public Leadership 

September 20th, 2019 ; 9:30 – early afternoon

The Tommy G. Thompson Center will be putting on a conference examining the beliefs and insight of the founding fathers as they pertain to public leadership in America.  The Thompson Center will be bringing in a large number of panelists with profound expertise to examine the mindsets of Franklin, Madison, Adams, Marshall, Dickenson, Douglas, and many other framers of America’s beginnings.

Free tickets available Here!

  • Past Conferences

    Second Chances and Prisoner ReEntry in Wisconsin

    March 7th, 2019 ; 9:00am-3:30pm

    This was be a one-day conference sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  The conference examined Governor Thompson’s recent proposal to create a second chance for criminal offenders, enhancing Wisconsin’s workforce and creating a path for prisoner re-entry as a result.  This event was approved for 6 CLE credits and a free lunch was also included with registration.


    Effective Public Leadership

    November 30, 2018

    The Thompson Center hosted a well attended and free event featuring a number of academic luminaries and policymakers  involved in leadership in contemporary American politics.  The event was held In the Pyle Center Alumni Lounge and featured an excellent view of Lake Mendota.


    Criminal Justice Reform

    April 26, 2018

    Criminal Justice Reform brought together academics, policymakers, and think tanks to address needed reforms to the criminal justice system in Wisconsin and nationwide. Grover Norquist served as keynote speaker.


    Leadership Across the Branches

    November 17, 2017

    Leadership Across the Branches was devoted to identifying leadership skills among public officials and disseminating that knowledge. It showcased esteemed individuals from both parties from the judicial, executive, and legislative branches at the federal and state levels.