Paul Fanlund is editor and executive publisher of The Capital Times. A longtime Madisonian, he was a State Journal reporter and editor before becoming a vice president of Madison Newspapers. He joined the Cap Times in 2006.
The Cap Times Idea Fest is this weekend, and our 20-page guide to the event is part of the Cap Times weekly edition this week.
The print program has a handy two-page grid with the complete schedule, a map showing the three University of Wisconsin campus venues, detailed descriptions of every session and biographical information on every speaker.
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Tickets remain available at captimesideafest.com or can be purchased at the Discovery Building on Saturday. If you’re pre-registered, you can pick up lanyards at the Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St., or at the Gordon Center, 770 W. Dayton St.
The subtitle of our Saturday-Sunday festival is “Reach a Better State,” and the individual sessions focus on core themes of the economy, equity, education, politics, journalism, culture and sports.
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Wisconsin is expected to need 45,000 workers in seven years but it simply lacks the people to fill them. Even now, employers complain they can't fill high-need jobs — many of them low-income but some in nursing, IT and the sciences that pay better than the state median.
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