NEWaukee To Host YPWeek Milwaukee Events Next Week

Note: This advisory captures multiple events happening during YPWeek Milwaukee, between April 22 and April 27. All events listed are open to the media. All information is subject to change.

Milwaukee, Wisc. April 18, 2019 – YPWeek Milwaukee presented by Northwestern Mutual is a weeklong platform for discovery, adventure and meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals in the Milwaukee area. The week will feature programs around technology, physical and mental health, arts and culture, professional development and more.

There are more than 30 events taking place during YPWeek Milwaukee. Please see below for details on events you are welcome to attend. If you plan on attending an event, please contact Wyatt Tinder, Communications & Design Specialist at NEWaukee, at wyatt@newaukee.com or (414) 273-1386 for more information.

Monday, April 22

WHAT: NEWaukee’s Boss Lady Breakfast will feature powerful women doing amazing work. Spend the morning hearing their stories through a series of PechaKucha style presentations.
WHEN: 7:45-9:00am; Program begins at 8:00am
WHERE: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (220 E Pittsburgh Ave, Milwaukee, WI)
WHO: Featured speakers will include Vianca Fuster, Multimedia Producer at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee; Ann Klitzke, Director of Talent Management at Badger Meter; Keri McConnell, Senior Director at Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute and Industry Relations; Kate Pociask, Principal and Creative Director at Patron Sainte; Chrishella Roche, Creator at Vibez Creative Art Space; and Elisabeth Sutton, Director of Marketing – Builder, Projects & Specifications at Kohler.

WHAT: Attendees can hear about MKE’s Tech Future with Northwestern Mutual at their new Cream City Labs as they discuss the ways they are creating an environment that attracts and supports a vibrant community of tech talent, entrepreneurs and diverse businesses.
WHEN: 11:30am-1:00pm; Program begins at 11:45am
WHERE: Cream City Labs (733 N Van Buren St, Milwaukee, WI)
WHO: Featured speakers will include Maggie Fernandes, Software Developer at MacGregor Partners and Board Member at We Pivot; Adam Gabornitz, Senior Project Manager, Tech Advancement and Outreach at Northwestern Mutual; Phil Langford, Assistant Director, Tech Advancement and Outreach at Northwestern Mutual; Archna Sahay, Strategic Advisor; Megan Sheffer-Czuta, Assistant Director at Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute; and Abby Taubner, Partner at gener8tor.

Tuesday, April 23

WHAT: Join NEWaukee for The Crisis of Connection with Advocate Aurora Health as we explore how social isolation affects people’s daily lives and how we can create a ‘beacon of belonging’ in this new age of social interaction and technology.
WHEN: 7:45-9:00am; Program begins at 8:00am
WHERE: Velobahn Coffee and Cycle (3618 W Pierce St, Milwaukee, WI)
WHO: Featured speakers will include Dr. Erich Roush, Licensed Psychologist, Veteran Track at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital (Dewey Center Campus); Mark Flower, Co-founder of Dryhootch of America; and Katie Martin LPC, SAC-IT, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Professional at CCS-Bell Therapy. Molly Dill of BizTimes will moderate the panel.

WHAT: NEWaukee’s The Speaker Crawl is a choose-your-own-adventure style speaker program featuring multiple presentations split between different spaces.
WHEN: 6:00-8:00pm; Keynote begins at 7:10pm
WHERE: Milwaukee Brewing Company – 9th Street (1128 N. 9th St, Milwaukee, WI)
WHO: The evening will feature a keynote from Loren Brill, Founder and CEO of Sweet Loren’s. Other speakers will include Que and Khalif El-Amin, Co-Founders of Co-Founder of Young Enterprising Society; Roman Geyzer, Senior Director of Product Management at Northwestern Mutual; John Jarzombek, Product Manager – Accessories at Kohler; Archna Sahay, Strategic Advisor; and Matthew Salzer, Architect and Co-Founder of Socialeads.

Wednesday, April 24

WHAT: The Big Impact is a crowdfunded pitch event designed to change the way people engage with philanthropy. Pre-selected community projects will be pitched to the audience by teams from Co:Lab interested in utilizing the funding to execute their plans.
WHEN: 6:00-8:00pm
WHERE: Sherman Phoenix (3536 W Fond Du Lac Ave, Milwaukee, WI)
WHO: Team members from NEWaukee, Startup Milwaukee and The Commons WI will be available to speak.

Thursday, April 25

WHAT: The Collage is collaborative event featuring live art, performances, music, and food. Live art will be created by current students and recent graduates from prominent Milwaukee universities, including Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts.
WHEN: 6:00-9:00pm
WHERE: The Magnet Factory (2424 S Graham St, Milwaukee, WI)
WHO: Featured artists will include Emma Ponath, Coco Hirsh, Noah Tesmer, Eduardo Zavala, Reed Skocz, Alyssa Koboskey, Izzy Waite, Nicole Naudi, Tyrone Randle, Domonique Whitehurst, Keith Pitts, Phoenix Brown, Hannah Antonissen, Alli Smith, Olivia Lorber and Karly Jean Kainz. There will be performances from local musician Jake Williams and dance company Danceworks.

Friday, April 26

WHAT: Join NEWaukee for The Story of America’s Black Holocaust Museum, a reflection and discussion on the past, present, and future of the museum and what it means to the Milwaukee community.
WHEN: 7:45-9:00am
WHERE: America’s Black Holocaust Museum (401 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI)
WHO: Members of the America’s Black Holocaust Museum leadership team will be on-site for questions.


NEWaukee founded the original YPWeek in 2012 in the city of Milwaukee. Over time and in partnership with dozens of organizations from across the country, YPWeek has expanded to include communities from all corners of the nation. This grassroots movement aims to unite young people of all background with their peers and their communities in new and meaningful ways. To learn more about YPWeek, visit ypweek.com.


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