2016 Investment Conference

Hawk Center Fall Investment Conference 2016
October 13 - 15th, 2016

Join Us! The Hawk Center Fall Investment Conference 2016 will take place on Friday, October 14th, at Monona Terrace.

We believe this year's conference will be one of the best events we’ve ever put together, as you will have an opportunity to:
• Hear nationally renowned speakers address critical investment topics.
• Get an update on the current state of ASAP and the Hawk Center and participate in a discussion of our vision for the future.
• Reunite with other ASAP alumni.
• Tailgate with fellow alumni before the Badgers take on Ohio State.

Hawk Center Fall Investment Conference 2016

To view a PDF copy of the below agenda, please click here.

October 14th, 2016
Monona Terrace – Madison Ballroom C
One John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI

Thursday, October 13th - Fluno Center


7:00 – 9:00 pm   Welcome Reception 
  (drinks & appetizers) 
 Mendota Room8th Floor                                                                                                                            



Friday, October 14th – Monona Terrace Convention Center


8:30 – 9:15 am  Check-in / Breakfast  (Madison Ballroom C)                                                   


9:15 – 9:20      Opening Message  (Madison Ballroom C)
       Mark Ready
       Hawk Center Academic Director                                                                                                           


9:20 – 10:15  Can Blockchain Disrupt the Traditional Payment
(Madison Ballroom C)
    Lisa D. Ellis
    Senior Analyst - Bernstein Research                   


10:15 – 10:30    Networking & Refreshment Break



10:30 – 11:30  Big Data - How can you use it to add alpha?
(Madison Ballroom C)
Tim Gaumber
Director of Fundamental Research - Thomson Reuters




11:30 – 12:45    Fixed Income Market Outlook
(Community Terrace)
Louise Purtle
Chief Strategist, CreditSights                                                                                                                    


1:00 – 2:00 pm   The Future of Sell Side Research
      (Madison Ballroom C)        
Jon Langenfeld, CFA
Head of Global Equities - Robert W. Baird     



2:00 – 2:15 pm   Networking & Refreshment Break



2:15 – 3:15 pm   Best Ideas Overview  (Madison Ballroom C)


                         Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates


                         Ricky Sandler, Eminence Capital


                         Paul Leff, Warbasse67 Investments

*Hawk Center Investment Conference Ends at 3:15 pm




Hawk Center Alumni Reunion


(Open to Hawk Center Students, Alumni & Board Members)



3:45 – 4:00 pm   Campus Capital Campaign Update
           (Madison Ballroom C)
  Mike Knetter, CEO, UW Foundation


4:00 – 4:45 pm   Hawk Center Update
 Mark Ready
 Academic Director – Hawk Center


4:45 – 5:00 pm   Networking & Refreshment Break                                 
 (Madison Ballroom C)                                                                            


5:00 – 6:00 pm   Badger Basketball Update                                                  
         (Madison Ballroom C)
 Greg Gard, Head Coach – Badger Basketball


6:00 – 6:30 pm  Cocktail Reception (Community Terrace)                                                           


6:30 – 7:45 pm  Dinner & Award Presentations
  (Community Terrace)                                           


8:00 – Midnight  Hawk Center Alumni Social Reception
 Brickhouse BBQ
408 West Gorham
(1 block from Fluno)                                         



Saturday October 15th


4:00 – 6:00 pm  ASAP Alumni Tailgate Party 
Varsity Hall, Union South                                                


7:00 – 10:00 pm  Badgers vs. Ohio State
        Camp Randall Stadium  



Hawk Center Fall Investment Conference 2016

 Speaker Bios will be posted soon

Hawk Center Fall Investment Conference 2016

Football Game & Tailgate Party
Cheer on the Badgers as they take on Ohio State! We have booked Varsity Hall at Union South for a pregame tailgate party from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be included in the cost of your tailgate ticket.

*You can purchase tailgate tickets when you register for the conference.

Note that the football game this year is a night game – 7:00 pm kickoff vs. Ohio State.   We are working on a unique ticket option for the game that we think you will really enjoy, but unfortunately it is not yet finalized.   We will be sending you information on this ticket opportunity in the coming 1-2 weeks – stay tuned! 



Hawk Center Fall Investment Conference 2016

Blocks of rooms have been secured at the following locations. Please note that because it is a home football weekend, most hotels have a 2 night minimum on Friday and Saturday.

We will be running bus service between the Fluno Center (to serve those staying at hotels in that area) and Monona Terrace on Friday. While all meetings on Friday take place at Monona Terrace, we recommend that conference attendees book hotel rooms in the Fluno Area. 


The Fluno Center  SOLD OUT - Rooms are still available for October 15th, but have sold out for the 13th and 14th. 
601 University Ave.
Room Release Date: 8/14/16
Call to Reserve: 608-441-7117
Group Name: ASAP
Room Rate Range: $169-249

The Hampton Inn & Suites
440 W. Johnson St.
Room Release Date: 8/14/16
Reserve Online: http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/M/MSNBJHX-HAW-20161013/index.jhtml
Call to Reserve: 608-255-0360
Group Name: Hawk Center Investment Conference (please reference when calling)
Room Rate: $209

The DoubleTree by Hilton
525 W. Johnson St.
Room Release Date: 9/13/16
Call to Reserve: 608-251-5511
Group Code: HWK
Reserve Online:
Room Rate: $309

Graduate Madison
(Former Campus Inn)
601 Langdon St.
Room Release Date: 9/2/16
Call to Reserve: 800-589-6285
Group Name: Hawk Center Investment Conference, Group Reservation Number: 129808
Room Rate Range: $179-414


The Hilton Madison Monona Terrace
9 East Wilson Street
Room Release Date: 8/13/16
Call to Reserve: 608-251-4550
Group Code: HCIC
Reserve Online: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/M/MSNMHHF-HCIC-20161013/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Room Rate: $252



Registration is open! Please click the button below to register for the conference.