University of Wisconsin–Madison


Second Chance Initiative

March 7th, 2019

This will be a one-day conference sponsored by the Tommy G. Thompson Center at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  The conference will examine 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.

Thompson Transportation Conference

Late April

This will be a one-day conference held in Milwaukee that examines a host of issues relating to Wisconsin’s transportation, jobs,  and what transportation difficulties and solutions mean to businesses and average Wisconsinites in the future.

  • Past Conferences

    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.