Hatch Menomonie

Hatch is a community-based startup pitch platform to help develop “napkin” ideas into early-stage companies created and produced by BrightStar Wisconsin Foundation, along with NEWaukee. We don’t restrict the type of idea you can submit, but it’s important to remember we are looking for high-growth ideas that have scale.

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MREA Energy Fair

Celebrate the summer solstice at The 29th Annual Energy Fair, June 15-17, 2018! The Energy Fair brings over 13,000 attendees together to learn about clean energy and sustainability, connect with others, and take action towards a sustainable future. Enjoy over 250 workshops, over 200 exhibitors, inspirational keynote speakers, live music, camping, family fun, great food, and more. Organized by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, The Energy Fair is the longest-running event of its kind in the nation.

Clean Water Forum - Dunn County

Clean Water Forum, November 27
7PM in Dunn County Judicial Center 615 Stokke Pkwy, Menomonie

This forum is sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club, Western Wisconsin Citizen Action Organizing Co-op and Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.
The following panelists will address agricultural impacts on surface and ground water and what concerned citizens can do to protect Wisconsin's waters:

UW Stout Free Speech Week

MENOMONIE — Free speech on college campuses will be the topic of a panel discussion Monday night as UW-Stout Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation kicks off Free Speech Week events.

The panel will include Chancellor Bob Meyer; Tim Higgins, a member of the UW System Board of Regents; and John Nichols, associate editor of the Capital Times newspaper in Madison. Moderating the event will be Timothy Shiell, the center’s director. It will begin at 7 p.m. in room 290 of Micheels Hall, 410 10th Ave. E.

LION Publishers Conference

Register now — LION's conference in Chicago, Oct. 26-28, will feature dozens of informative sessions with concrete tips for success in the local news biz. Be a part of LION's largest-ever gathering! 

Check out the complete schedule of session for the 2017 LION Summit — more than 3 dozen presentations and conversations over 3 days, with even more speakers and discussion leaders being added soon.

Western Wisconsin Citizen Summit

The purpose of this summit is to provide you with practical skills to advance progressive solutions to meet today's challenges. We believe engaged citizens equipped with tools, techniques, and information can successfully drive political change.

The summit’s agenda is comprised of experienced and dynamic speakers that will cover diverse topics ranging from civic engagement to social media. A detailed description of the agenda can be found below.