New North Summit | About

about the summit

Annually, New North, Inc. hosts a regional summit event to bring together the business, education and community leaders from around the region and state to connect with network contacts, share economic development updates and more. Each year, the New North Summit draws nearly 700 attendees. In a recent poll in 2016, over 90% of attendees who attended the 2016 New North Summit reported the valuable networking opportunities was a significant reason for attending the summit. 

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who attended 2016 summit

  • Small business owners
  • Educational leaders
  • Manufacturing company executives
  • High school principals and career advisors
  • IT managers
  • School district administrators
  • College/University chancellors and presidents
  • Executive Directors of regional non-profit organizations
  • Staffing company executives
  • Business development managers
  • Local government leaders
  • Chamber presidents
  • Human resource professionals from across the region


A History of the Summit

New North has hosted an annual New North Summit each year since its inception.  Each year, New North’s creative team works to develop a theme for the event that connects to relevant business and economic themes of the current year.  Keynote speakers help connect the theme to real life applications and best practices.  Scroll through the timeline below for a review of the past 10+ years of Summit events, with details on past themes and keynote speakers.

new work, new progress, new future
December 14, 2007
Location: Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan
Keynote Speaker: Edward E. Gordon
A Date to Collaborate
December 8, 2008
Location: Performing Arts Center, Appleton
Keynote Speaker: Richard Longworth
December 8, 2009
Location: KI Center, Green Bay
Keynote Speaker: David Ward
Competing to Win
December 3, 2010
Location: UW Oshkosh - Kolf Sports Center
Keynote Speaker: Mark Murphy
Expect to Connect
December 7, 2011
Location: Radisson Green Bay
Keynote Speaker: Rebecca Bagley
Innovate to Elevate
December 7, 2012
Location: Radisson Paper Valley, Appleton
Keynote Speaker: Bill Barker as Thomas Jefferson
New North Live!
December 6, 2013
Location: Radisson Green Bay
Keynote Speaker: Edward E. Gordon
Every Part Counts
December 2, 2014
Location: Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan
Keynote Speaker: John Torinus and Karl Alleman
ThinkShift: Adapt & Grow Through Bright Ideas
December 2, 2015
Location: Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh
Keynote Speaker: Series of "ED" Talks of regional CEOs
Talent Triathlon
December 6, 2016
Location: KI Convention Center, Green Bay
Keynote Speaker: Garrett Lowney, Director of Product Strategies/Olympic Medalist