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File #: 27172    Version: 1 Name: Welcoming participants to Madison, Wisconsin for the Forward Technology Festival, August 16-25, 2012.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/19/2012 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 8/7/2012 Final action: 8/7/2012
Enactment date: 8/9/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00565
Title: Welcoming participants to Madison, Wisconsin for the Forward Technology Festival, August 16-25, 2012.
Sponsors: Scott J. Resnick, Paul R. Soglin, Shiva Bidar, Tim Bruer, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Sue Ellingson, Jill Johnson, Steve King, Bridget R. Maniaci, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel, Chris Schmidt, Paul E. Skidmore, Brian L. Solomon, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
8/7/20121 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/19/20121 Council Office RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - MISC. ITEMS  Action details Meeting details Not available
Fiscal Note
No appropriation required.
Title
Welcoming participants to Madison, Wisconsin for the Forward Technology Festival, August 16-25, 2012.
Body
WHEREAS, over 500 technology entrepreneurs, designers, geeks, hackers, and creative professionals from around the Midwest will convene for a 10-day conference in Madison, Wisconsin to celebrate innovation and entrepreneurship; and,
 
WHEREAS, the Forward Technology 2012 Festival provides an opportunity for those professionals to interact across a wide range of disciplines to learn, share and have some fun; and,
 
WHEREAS, participants will hear from experts on a wide range of topics relevant to technology business; and,
 
WHEREAS, Madison was named one of the Top Ten best places to be an entrepreneur by Entrepreneur magazine and referred to Madison as "The Diversifer" for expanding businesses in the biotech, healthcare, and software industries and was named one of the "Top Ten Technology Incubators That Are Changing the World" by Forbes magazine;
 
NOW, THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT, the Mayor and Madison Common Council welcome that participants of the Forward Technology 2012 Festival and wish them a successful conference in Madison, Wisconsin.