Events: November 2014

Open House: The BREW Panel & Open House

November 10
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Global Water Center – Auditorium
247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI 53204
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In conjunction with MIlwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s Entrepreneurship Week, which celebrates the growing entrepreneurial spirit in Milwaukee, and Wisconsin, a panel discussion featuring the entrepreneurs behind the startups that comprise The BREW accelerator program’s Batch II. This panel is free and open to the public, although registration is required.Following the panel, meet the entrepreneurs personally in their office space to further engage and learn about their companies and future opportunities for collaboration and growth.  

Luncheon: The Changing Dynamics in Water Investments

November 12
12:00 PM-1:00 PM – Luncheon
Iron Horse hotel
500 W. Florida Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

1:15 PM-1:45 PM – GWC Tour
Global Water Center
247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Join Dean Amhaus, President & CEO, and Scott Mosley, Director of Investment Strategies, both of The Water Council, as they are the featured keynote speakers during the CFA Society Milwaukee luncheon. Learn about the range of, and changing dynamics within water investment, The BREW accelerator program, and early-stage water investments. Immediately following the luncheon, attendees are invited to the nearby Global Water Center for a brief tour of the facility. Registration is required by Friday, November 7.  

Workshop: Networking H2O – Speed-Networking for Water & Young Professionals

November 12
6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Mo’s Irish Pub – 2nd Floor
142 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203
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The Water Council’s Talent & Education Committee invites all Members and students to participate in our the first speed-networking event, co-sponsored by Pentair and WaterTech USA. Expand you water professional network rapidly in a casual, relaxed environment. Bring your business cards and be prepared to offer your personal elevator pitch and your ask. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early, registration is required to secure your spot, limited to the first 55 guests, after which a waiting list will be created.  

Webinar: Meeting WI’s Phosphorous Water Quality Standards

November 12
12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Global Water Center – Auditorium
247 W. Freshwater Way, Milwaukee, WI 53204
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Wastewater utilities, regulators, and non-governmental watershed organizations will share their approaches, views, and the latest available information on the development of site-specific phosphorous criteria, agricultural partnership pilot projects, and efforts to achieve healthy phosphorous levels in lakes and streams. Don’t miss this opportunity to be well informed about evolving regulatory guidance and successful watershed improvement programs. Registration is required by Friday, November 7, direct questions to Mark Mittag,  

Conference: 2014 Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium

November 12-13
8:00 AM-11:00 AM
Monona Terrace Convention Center 
1 John Nolen Drive, Madison, WI 53703
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The symposium is designed to unlock Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial potential by providing the right combination of ideas, innovation, intellectual property and investment – as well as hands-on instruction and advice targeted to early stage companies ready to make the leap.

This year’s conference, with a theme of “30X10,” is celebrating a rich history that goes back to 1984. That year, Wisconsin’s first annual venture conference was held in Madison, pairing high-growth companies with investors and other business leaders from across the state. Originally the Madison Venture Fair, the event has been called the Wisconsin Venture Conference, the Wisconsin Life Sciences & Venture Conference – and for the past 10 years – the Wisconsin Early Stage Symposium. More than 480 companies have presented during the conferences in one format or another, including some of the largest technology companies that call Wisconsin home. 

Seminar: The Forgotten Infection – Educational Legionella Symposium

November 20
8:00 AM-2:00 PM
Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
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Despite the amount of panic and fanfare with which it appeared on the scene in Philadelphia in 1976, Legionnaires’ disease has devolved in relevance over the years, surpassed in newsworthiness by contagious infections and viruses. Even as a Forgotten Infection, Legionnaires’ disease is still quite present and quite deadly. With a mortality rate of 40% for hospital-acquired cases and with a majority of building water systems colonized with the Legionella bacteria, it remains a serious problem, as the CDC reports that it is the single-most commonly reported pathogen associated with drinking water outbreaks. Join industry experts, Dr. Richard Miller, President, Environmental Safety Technologies, and Russ Nassof, Esq., Founder & President, Risknomics, as they lead an inaugural educational Legionella symposium to discuss a recently advanced building code standard, and how it can combat the ever-present threat of the Legionella bacteria. This event is free, but space is limited therefore registration is required. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.  

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About The Water Council

The Water Council, the only organization of its kind in the United States, was established in 2009 by Milwaukee-area businesses, education and government leaders. With more than 150 water technology companies in the Milwaukee area, the region’s water industry is a $10.5 billion dollar market and accounts for four percent of the world’s total water business. The non-profit organization is linking together global water technology companies, innovative water entrepreneurs, acclaimed academic research programs and, most importantly, some of the nation’s brightest and most energetic professionals. The Water Council is capturing the attention of the world and transforming the Milwaukee region into a World Water Hub for freshwater research, economic development and education. The Water Council is located in the Global Water Center at 247 W. Freshwater Way, Suite 500, Milwaukee, WI 53204.
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