DISRUPT Madison & Milwaukee

Disrupt Milwaukee 1.0 Thursday, November 9th

as part of Wisconsin Startup Week

DISRUPT is a movement designed to ENERGIZE, INSPIRE and CHALLENGE executives, business leaders, community change agents and professionals in the field of Human Resources. Basically everyone and anyone who WORKS. Our mission is to move the dialog forward and empower you to take ACTION to CHANGE the world of work.

DISRUPT is a night of thought-provoking talks from experts and professionals who want to share their ideas on how we can move our talent thinking forward. Each speaker has 5 minutes, 20 slides rotating at 15 seconds each to blow your mind! Part entertainment, part education a movement that will really move you to action.

The Disrupt audience is encouraged to interact and engage with the speakers by clapping, laughing, tweeting, Instagraming, and waving to our LIVE FEED AUDIENCE ACROSS THE GLOBE.  

The inaugural Disrupt Milwaukee will be held on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery as part of Wisconsin Startup Week.



LANEICE MCGEE Founder of FEMA- Future Entrepreneurs Moving Ahead, dedicated District Director for the Department of Workforce Development and a 2017 Women to Watch presented by Envisioning the Future, Inc.


ZACH BLUMENFELD Co-Founder & COO of ThirdSpace. You can regularly find Zach engaged in all things culture (and rumor has it he is leading the call to bring a first of it's kind CultureCon to Wisconsin in 2018). He is passionate about "fixing the broken workplace" a true disruptor at heart.


RACHAEL O'MEARA is the author of the acclaimed book "Pause: Harnessing the Life Changing Power of Giving Yourself a Break". In addition, she is a sales executive at Google, transformation leadership coach and dynamic speaker.


JENNY TRIPLETT media maven extraordinaire, is one half of the professional husband and wife team Rufus and Jenny Triplett the minds behind Prisonworld Magazine Podcast and BlogTalk and Best Selling book series including Surviving Business. They were honored as Ebony "Couple of the Year" (2012) and one of the "14 Most Inspiring Black Couples" (2013). You may also recognize Jenny and Rufus from TLC's reality comedy, "Extreme Cheapskates Guide to Love".


MIKE WALLACE a high school senior may be the youngest disruptor to take the stage- and he's more than up for the challenge. Mike is impressive: an honor student at West Bend High School, runner-up for the state of Wisconsin Future Business Leaders Association president position, he has twice attended Business World and this past June he was the President of a company and as a star athlete was named "Sixth Man of the Year" for his contribution to his basketball team, playing at the Varsity level during is junior year.

Check back often as we add to our speaker announcements!


We are so grateful for our sponsors:


MRA- The Management Association

Interested in learning more? https://www.mranet.org/



Hinckley Productions

Interested in learning more? http://hinckleyproductions.com/






Best Places at the Historic Pabst Brewery

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Interested in learning more? http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/




Want to see your name here?  We'd love to have you as one of our sponsors. Contact Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek to learn more: coreyne@theapugroup.com

More event information will be shared as soon as it is available.


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 Madison 2.0

 was held on

 June 6, 2017. 


Thank you to our speakers (below), community and sponsors: 

SPM Strategic Partners Marketing, Hinckley Productions, The Alliance and many more!


The Inaugural Disrupt Madison event was held at High Noon Saloon on June 23rd 2016. Over 100+ in attendance and via Global Live Feed.

Disrupt MEDIA

Learn more!



Disrupt Madison videos



HRchat Podcast with Laura Gmeinder & Coreyne Woodman Holoubek

HRchat Podcast with Matthew Gonnering



In Business Magazine

HR Gazette Interview With Laura Gmeinder

HR Gazette Interview With Futurist and TEDx Speaker Rebecca Ryan

HR Gazette Interview With Bruce Holoubek

HR Gazette Interview With Jillana Peterson

HR Gazette Interview With Tina Hallis

University of Wisconsin: Disrupt Madison is Returning and Expanding



Culture Community

The Alliance Disrupt: Engaging Thought Leaders



"Disrupt Madison was a fun and exhilarating event! The presentations were well orchestrated and engaging, and the fast pace made it particularly exciting.  I left feeling energized and excited to make change in our industry."

Ashley Powell, Business Development Manager, Bendyworks


"The venue was perfect, and even though I had to get going pretty soon after the speakers were done, I actually, did more networking in those 20 minutes than I do at most week-long conferences."  

Allison Gamble, Manager, HR Technology, Cuna Mutual Group


"I was especially drawn by the inclusive, forward-thinking and refreshing nature of the Disrupt Madison event (hosted in a relaxed and creative setting). Tapping the generous spirit of the diverse, impassioned professionals sharing their ideas and discoveries on the future of talent and the world of work – I left energized and recommitted to lead and collaborate from a place of service. A BIG THANKS to the event co-organizers, Coreyne Woodman-Holoubek and Laura Gmeinder, for so graciously holding the space for us!"

Hollie Hollister, Founder and Owner of H Cubed Group, LLC



"Being part of Disrupt Madison helped us think through how we want to be a positive “disruption” in the world of health care. The Disrupt Madison team did an excellent job of delivering value for our sponsorship through cross-promotion and social media. They coached us on speaking effectively to their audience so we got the greatest benefit from our sponsorship. Afterward, they provided insights into what makes the Disrupt events successful so we could apply those tactics in our own marketing. It was definitely a rewarding partnership!"

Cheryl DeMars, President & CEO, The Alliance


"We are proud to once again be a sponsor for Disrupt Madison.  Cornerstone was so impressed with the 2016 inaugural event that we were eager to renew our commitment. Sponsorship is definitely a win-win;  the event provides high value to our clients/prospective clients. The evening is professionally crafted and a community is created that encourages connections; it's a unique and cutting edge event. We also found value in the time to connect, before and after the event, and enjoyed hearing dynamic stories across multiple industries from people who are passionate about all things work."

Jake Brennan, Regional Sales Manager, Cornerstone


To speak ator sponsor an upcoming event please email Laura@LauraGmeinder.com