2023 Summit Agenda

Wednesday, September 20

5:00 PM Welcome Reception

Thursday, September 21

8:00 AM Vendor Fair (All Day)
8:00 AM Welcome Breakfast / Registration
8:30 AM Milwaukee’s Wins Panel
9:30 AM Break
Policy Council Meeting
10:00 AM Doing Business in DMO Cities Panel
DMO Member Update – Summer of Labor
10:50 AM Break
11:00 AM What’s up Wisconsin Panel
Combatting Preemption Training
11:50 AM Break
12:00 PM Luncheon
1:00 PM Break
1:30 PM General Session featuring a Vendor Showcase
2:30 PM DMO Board / National Advisory Board Member Networking Event
3:30 PM Break
4:00 PM VIP Reception
5:30 PM Building Trades + DMO Joint Event (Offsite)

Friday, September 22

8:00 – 9:00 AM   Iron Workers Local 8 Training Facility Tour (Offsite)
10:00 AM Board Member Retreat 


Register & Join us in Milwaukee!

Are you a Democratic Municipal Official or DMO Alumni?

Are you a DMO Partner Organization?

We are so excited to welcome DMOs, Partner Organizations, and other Democrats to Milwaukee for the 2023 DMO Summit!

Bryan Kennedy •  Mayor, Glendale, WI
& Summit Host

The Summit Location

The Pfister Hotel


Built in 1893, The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee has been a hotel icon for well over a century. As one of the best hotels in Milwaukee and the Midwest, it’s located near the historic Third Ward and continues to celebrate a grand tradition of gracious service and impeccable style. From the moment guests arrive they’ll notice the extraordinary architecture inside and out punctuated by a welcoming ambiance from staff and fellow guests alike.


Use our DMO Room Block to book your room! 

Discover Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Oldest Oktoberfest

Come experience Milwaukee’s original Oktoberfest starting the first weekend of September thru the first weekend of October. This five-weekend long festival, held at the Bavarian Bierhaus, will celebrate over 60 years of great music, beer, and authentic german food.

Milwaukee Art Museum

The Milwaukee Art Museum is the largest art museum in the state of Wisconsin, housing a Collection of more than 30,000 works and hosting an impressive lineup of internationally regarded exhibitions.

Harley Davidson Museum

With an unrivaled collection of Harley-Davidson® motorcycles and memorabilia on two floors of exhibits, a 20-acre, park-like campus, one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experiences and a full calendar of activities, the H-D Museum is one of Milwaukee’s top tourist destinations for visitors from around the globe!