George Gialamas, developer, The Gialamas Company
George Gialamas explains his road as an entrepreneur in developing his own real estate business. He also discusses the necessary attitude and steps one must take in order to start a successful business.
Carole MacNeil, Consultant, MacNeil Associates, Denver Colorado.
Carole MacNeil shares some of the knowledge she's developed through her work in youth civic engagement and
its role in building a civil society.
Barry Gaberman, Senior Vice President (ret.) The Ford Foundation.
Barry Gaberman focuses on the topic of civil society, expanding on what he says is its importance to those who work in and outside of this sector.
Dr. Thomas Schlenker, MD, Director of Dane County/City of Madison Public Health
Paul Soglin, Former Mayor, City of Madison
Director of Madison Public Health, Dr. Thomas Schlenker, and the former Mayor both address most dramatic decline in African-American infant mortality rates in Madison history. The decline took place between 2000 and 2007.
David Morris, co-founder and vice president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, discusses the importance of designing local rules to promote community sustainability, including sustainable energy production and consumption.
Stephanie Whitehorse and Giri Venkataramana introduce Bhavna Sharma, Eyleen Chou, and Paul Fossum, three engineers who are working on revolutionizing housing in developing communities as well as improving the living conditions in third world countries while promoting efficient use of resources all around the world.
Jan Nichols, HyVee Retail Recruiting Specialist
Patrick Kaeding, Manager of Perishables, Madison HyVee, Inc.
Jan Nichols and Pat Kaeding present the history of Hy-Vee, their five fundamentals, and discuss their profit sharing program structure throughout their office and stores.
Tim Donohue, director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Tim Donohue sheds light on where we
currently get and how we use our energy and how it flows from the suppliers to the us. He also spends time on the topic of biofuels and how he sees their importance in the context of capturing and utilizing renewable energy sources.
Bob Dunn President, Hammes Corporation
The President of Hammes Corporation, Bob Dunn, tells his experiences as an entrepreneur. Specifically he shares his experience in developing the highly-publicized Edgewater Hotel renovation project in Madison. He gives a history of the firm as well.
Matt Younkle, President of Y Innovation, LLC, Inventor of the Turbo Tap
Matt Younkle invented the Turbo Tap in 1995 when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is designed to pour draft beer up to four times faster and with less waste. He gives the history of the product from the beginning stages to where it has landed him today.