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The headline tech conference of the Forward Festival, the Forward Technology Conference (FTC) is geared toward startup founders, tech geeks, and those wanting to build successful technology companies. Whether you’re thinking about launching a startup business or you’re an experienced entrepreneur, you’ll find this conference relevant and insightful.

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Chris Reader

Chris Reader is the Director of Health & Human Resources Policy at Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest trade association representing employers.
Chris works with lawmakers and state agencies to advance pro-growth reforms in a number of policy areas including employment law, unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, education, workforce development, health care and telecommunications.
Chris serves on several boards and councils, including:
Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council
Wisconsin Apprenticeship Advisory Council
Wisconsin Apprenticeship Consortium
Wisconsin Compensation Rating Bureau Governing Board & Rating Committee
Wisconsin Technology Council Board of Directors
State Superintendent’s Standards Review Council
Chris joined WMC in 2013 with significant experience in state government and Wisconsin politics. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in political science and public administration, and lives near Beaver Dam with his wife and children.