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Annual Dinner

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Date: Oct. 11, 2018
Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, One John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703

Parking: The Monona Terrace Parking Ramp will be open as well as surrounding city lots.

4:30-6:00 p.m. Networking, Madison Ballrooms, Level 4
6:00-6:30 p.m. Transition to Dinner seating, networking room bars close, bars on Level 2 open
6:30-8:30 p.m. Dinner and Event Program, Exhibition Hall, Level 2

2018 Speaker

Beth Comstock headshot

Beth Comstock drove innovation for one of the world’s largest companies, is a top-10 LinkedIn influencer and has twice been named one of Forbes’ most powerful women in the world.

In nearly three decades at GE, including as Vice Chair, Comstock led efforts to accelerate new growth and innovation, initiated GE’s digital and clean-energy transformation, seeded new businesses and enhanced GE’s brand value and inventive culture. As President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, she oversaw TV ad revenue and new digital efforts, including being one of the founders of Hulu.

Comstock is a director at Nike, trustee of The National Geographic Society and former board president of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum. She graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in biology. Her new book, Imagine It Forward, about summoning courage and creativity in the face of change, will be published Sept. 18.


Ticket Cost:

Member Individual Ticket: $125
Member Table Price: $1,250 (Table of 10)
Member VIP Table Price: $1,500 (includes 10 parking passes and 10 drink tickets)

Non-Member Individual Ticket: $200
Non-Member Table Price: $2,000 (Table of 10)


Chicken Dinner
Vegetarian Dinner

*Please note any gluten and allergy preferences

2018 Annual Dinner Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:

Platinum Sponsors:

Book Sponsor:

Gold Sponsors:

Experiential Sponsor:

Silver Sponsors:

CUNA Mutual Group
Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison
Lands’ End
SSM Health, St. Mary’s Hospital
TDS Telecom
The QTI Group
Tilt Media

Welcome Reception Sponsor:

Madison-Kipp Corp.

Registration Sponsor:

Exact Sciences Corp.

Entertainment Sponsor:

Neider & Boucher

Dessert Sponsor:

Baker Tilly

Bronze Sponsors:

American Transmission Co.
First Weber, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
JP Cullen
Spectrum Brands
Wegner CPAs

Small Business Sponsors:

Aberdean Consulting
Culver’s – Todd Drive & Cottage Grove Road
Fearing’s Audio Video Security
SprintPrint, Inc.
Trifecta General Counsel

Looking to gain high-level exposure for your company at Greater Madison’s largest business event? Contact Helen Stewart at 608-443-1950 or

Past Annual Dinner Presentations

65th Annual Dinner: “Make Madison”
Date: September 27, 2017
Eric Weiner

64th Annual Dinner: “Make Madison”
September 28, 2016
John Burke

63rd Annual Dinner: “A Puzzle is a Challenge Waiting to Be Solved”
Date: September 30, 2015
Keynote: Richard V. Reeves

62nd Annual Dinner: Future Perfect
Date: September 18, 2014
Keynote: Steven Johnson

61st Annual Dinner “Innovation has a Location”
Date: September 12, 2013
Keynote: Debra Kaye