UWM Alumni Association hosts panel discussion on 2020 Democratic convention
The convention, which takes place July 13-16, 2020, marks the first major political party convention in Milwaukee's history.
MILWAUKEE _ The UW-Milwaukee Alumni Association is hosting a panel discussion about the 2020 Democratic National Convention and its impact on the city and university on Thursday, Oct. 24.
“Milwaukee on the National Stage: What the 2020 Democratic National Convention Means to our City and UWM” is part of the Alumni Association’s Master Chats series. The convention, which takes place July 13-16, 2020, marks the first major political party convention in Milwaukee’s history. More than 50,000 people are expected to travel to Milwaukee for the convention, including delegates, media, volunteers and tourists.
- Dave Larson, senior director, Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee
- Lafayette Crump, vice president of diversity, vendor accountability and growth, Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee
- Gale Klappa, executive chairman, WEC Energy Group
- Thomas Holbrook, UWM distinguished professor of political science and Wilder Crane professor of government
- Emily McElwee, executive director, East Town Association
They will discuss a range of topics including the importance of winning the host bid, the economic benefit for Milwaukee and how UWM will be impacted. The event will be moderated by Tom Luljak, UWM vice chancellor of university relations and communications. It will include a question-and-answer period for audience members.
The event is free but those interested in attending are asked to register on the Alumni Association website.
Master Chats is a series for advanced learning, featuring UWM distinguished professors and alumni speakers.
Where: UWM Student Union Ballroom, 2200 E. Kenwood Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53211
When: Thursday, Oct. 24. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; panel discussion starts at 6 p.m.
Recognized as one of the nation’s 131 top research universities, UW-Milwaukee provides a world-class education to 27,500 students from 91 countries on a budget of $689 million. Its 15 schools and colleges include Wisconsin’s only schools of architecture, freshwater sciences and public health, and it is a leading educator of nurses and teachers. UW-Milwaukee partners with leading companies to conduct joint research, offer student internships and serve as an economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin. The Princeton Review named UW-Milwaukee a 2020 “Best Midwestern” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews.