Hybrid Zone X (HzX) is a creative and combinatorial exchange at the interface of research, education and business.
Today’s most compelling ideas are likely to emerge from people who are:
* independent, yet connected
* playful, yet rigorous
* curious, yet productive
HzX seeds compelling ideas by convening people who embody these qualities – people who live with an openness to experience and engage the world by observing, questioning and experimenting.
HzX is a natural outgrowth of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) at UW–Madison, as it continues to grow into an internationally recognized center of excellence in transdisciplinary research and education. Each of our HzX Exchanges (held twice yearly in November and May) explores a movement shaping the 21st century. We mix an unconventionally wide range of thinking styles and areas of expertise by hand-picking scientists, technologists, artists, entrepreneurs and CEOs from increasingly interrelated fields. Academic mentors share their latest research and guide the group’s interactive discussion. The day-long HzX Exchange results in a collectively authored hybrid publication highlighting linkages, complexities, societal ramifications and collaborative opportunities of the exploration.
Please contact Carrie Pagliarini for more.