AUG. 21st - 25th, 2023

Forward Fest 2022

Entrepreneurial Thinking In Manufacturing

Is there a place for entrepreneurs in manufacturing? You bet your a** !
  • Hosted by Earthling Interactive
  • In-Person: TRUAX Madison College: 634 W MAIN ST
  • Free
  • #manufacturing
  • #usamanufacturing


Thursday, Aug. 18th, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM


"This is the way we've always done it" is the kiss of death in any business. Unfortunately in manufacturing this mantra is all too common. But that is changing. A new wave of leaders, employees, students and advocates are busting the status quo to transform manufacturing.

Join us for an event series where we'll look at the future of manufacturing through the eyes of the institutions and individuals that are harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit to renew American industry.

This is a three part event, guests are welcome to join for any or all of the following:

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Madison Area Technical College Advanced Manufacturing Lab Tour

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Panel Discussion with Entrepreneurial Leaders in Manufacturing with emcees Lisa Smith, SMITH Company LLC and Erin Courtenay, Earthling Interactive.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm | Happy Hour at Alt Brewery

Event Hosts:

Earthling Interactive


  • Happy Hour
  • Workshop
  • Tech / Software
  • General


Registration for this event is closed.