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new north summit updates for 2021

Thank you for your interest in our New North Summit which was planned for March 11th.  We know our annual summit is an event that our stakeholders look forward to for enriched in-person networking and regional updates.  While we are thankful for the progress that is being made to beat COVID, having our summit in-person on March 11th is not possible.  Therefore, we are excited to announce that our summit will actually occur over three virtual events and the large in-person event at Lambeau Field.  We will be  sending out additional information as each event is finalized, but I ask you to mark your calendars for the following important dates and times:


New North Summit ‘Playbook for Recovery’ Series

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  90 Minute Virtual Pre-Game
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Business & Community Growth Training Camp
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Education & Talent Attraction Training Camp
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – In-Person Summit at Lambeau Field for an inside & outside venue


With your registration you will automatically be registered for all four events, with the option of declining any that may not fit your calendar.  Throughout the series we are very proud to shine a spotlight on the many organizations and companies that have helped our region recover.  You will witness first-hand award winning talent and Green Bay Packer organization updates, watch business, education and talent videos that highlight regional best practices with our local partners, learn of the Workplace Excellence Award winner, see dynamic presentations from award winner Tim Moore with his message of the power of social impact, witness inspiring presentations from our Offensive Player of the Year:  Kim Bassett of Bassett Mechanical; Defensive Player of the Year:  Dr. Imran Andrabi, ThedaCare;  Special Teams Player of Year from Michelle Schuler of Microsoft and Joe Kirgues of gener8tor, and so much more!

We will provide more details as they become available. We hope you can join us this year for this very special summit series and increased engagement.

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 2019, over 90% of attendees who attended the 2019 New North Summit reported the valuable networking opportunities was a significant reason for attending the summit. 

Who attended the 2021 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.


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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
The Speed of Change
December 7, 2017
Location: KI Convention Center, Green Bay
Keynote Speaker: Series of "ED" Talks of regional CEOs
Net-Worth, Net-Profit, Net-Work
December 6, 2018
Location: Fox Cities Exhibition, Downtown Appleton
Keynote Speaker:
20/20 Vision
December 5, 2019
Location: KI Convention Center, Green Bay
Keynote Speaker:

We came, we listened, we connected. Thanks to all who attended the 2021 New North Summit!