Milwaukee’s annual “Flying Car” event is one of those things so loaded with buzzwords and “creatively” capitalized organizations that it’s hard to make heads or tails of it. Formerly “Innovation Week,” Flying Car is an initiative of the Innovation in Milwaukee group (MiKE), which is itself an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. The groups aim to drive “economic development through creative problem solving and the attraction and development of talent by fostering a culture of innovation in Milwaukee,” with Flying Car being a series of panels and events that celebrate “innovation and technology talent.” Got all that?
Anyway, for Flying Car 2014 (June 25-27), none other than Steve Wozniak will serve as the keynote speaker. That’s pretty damn cool. “Woz” is best known for co-founding Apple Computer Inc. with Steve Jobs in 1976, for being an all-around awesome dude, and for being portrayed by Joey Slotnick in Pirates Of Silicon Valley. “We look forward to again showcasing Milwaukee as an emerging hub of technology and innovation,” said ManpowerGroup president and MiKE Council co-chair Jonas Prising in a press release. “Who today better embodies innovation than Steve Wozniak?”
All-access passes to Flying Car 2014 are $250; tickets to the Woz event only are $150. Begin innovating your bank accounts now! (More details can be found at flyingcar.com.)