Join us for the Badger Leaders Conference

Badger Leaders Conference

November 9–11, 2017

Get a big dose of Badger spirit at the Badger Leaders Conference. Learn from top alumni leaders in business and their communities. Gain insight into common leadership challenges. Leave with new tools that will help you to be a better leader. Tours of Alumni Park and the Memorial Union will be available.

2017 Prices: $50 ($40 for members), $10 for students

2017 Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 9

Time Event Location

6:30–8 p.m.

Welcome Reception with an alumni and student musical duo

Keynotes: Jim Doyle ’67 and Jessica Doyle ’67, MS’76

650 N. Lake St.
One Alumni Place

Friday, Nov. 10

Time Event Location

9 a.m.

Morning keynote: Neil Willenson ’92
“The Power of Humans: Make Your Life Count”

Gordon Dining and Event Center
770 W Dayton Street

10:15 a.m.

Breakout sessions

  • “Campus Climate: Personal Perspectives” with Laura Klunder ’06, MSW’07
  • “Empathy + Leaders = Forward” with Robin Arndt ’04, MSW’08
  • “Get Connected: Three Simple Ways to Become More Involved at the UW” Panel

Gordon Dining and Event Center

11:30 a.m.

Lunch with musical entertainment from “Tied Up In Blue,” a student acapella group

Speaker: Sarah Schutt

Gordon Dining and Event Center

12:45 p.m.

Afternoon keynote: Susan Stehlik ’72
“Building Trust in an Age of Transparency”

Gordon Dining and Event Center

2 p.m.

Breakout sessions

  • “Advance Your Career and Live a Little” with AnneElise Goetz ‘02
  • “Live Life IR: Live Life Whole” with Ja’Mel A. Ware ’11
  • “Empowered to Serve: A Panel Discussion about the Morgridge Center for Public Service” Panel

Gordon Dining and Event Center

3:15 p.m.

Depart for Alumni Park/Memorial Union tour


7 p.m.

Alumni Networking Dinners (optional)


Saturday, Nov. 11

Time Event Location

2.5 hours before kickoff

Tailgate, catered by Blue Plate Catering

University of Wisconsin Foundation
1848 University Avenue


Wisconsin vs. Iowa football game
(Not included in conference fee)

Camp Randall Stadium
1440 Monroe Street

Hotel accommodations

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Madison
525 W. Johnson Street

There is a two-night minimum for Friday and Saturday.
Rate per night: $319 for Friday and Saturday nights ($189 for nights other than Friday and Saturday)

Reservation cutoff date is October 9, 2017.

Book your room now

Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 E. Wilson Street

Rate per night: $169
To book by phone, call 877-510-7465. Use group code WFAA

Reservation cutoff date is October 26, 2017.

Book your room now


The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace will be offering a shuttle on Friday to and from the Gordon Dining and Event Center.

The DoubleTree will not be offering a shuttle.